Brad Stevens

Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens
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Nick Friar
June 05, 2019 - 3:13 pm
Prior to the start of the 2018-19 season, the Celtics looked like the “can’t-miss” team. They were dripping with talent. Then that abundance of talent somehow became a problem. And it was hard to believe at first, given this was almost the same exact group that made it to Game 7 of the Eastern...
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Ryan Hannable
May 30, 2019 - 3:15 pm
Micah Shrewsberry is no longer on Brad Stevens' staff following taking an assistant coaching job at Purdue, but he was up and close and personal with Stevens during the frustrating 2018-19 season, which ended with a playoff exit against the Bucks in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Shrewsberry...
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Rob Bradford
May 29, 2019 - 9:42 am
Travis Lakins has just started introducing himself to Boston sports fans. His familiarity with Boston's chief basketball coach, however, dates back to seven years ago. As it turns out, Brad Stevens wanted Lakins on his team well before the Red Sox ever came into the picture. Along with his baseball...
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Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier
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Nick Friar
May 14, 2019 - 12:17 pm
It took a little while for it to become crystal clear the Celtics would have a more challenging 2018-19 season than everyone initially expected. Obviously, they were only able to overcome their in-house issues so much, losing to the Milwaukee Bucks in five games in the second round of the NBA...
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Rob Bradford
May 14, 2019 - 8:25 am
Jeff Goodman makes no bones about it: Kyrie Irving was an issue with the Celtics this past season. Appearing on the Mut & Callahan Show Tuesday morning Goodman -- The Stadium's Basketball Insider -- offered pointed insight as to what the dynamic looked like with Irving trying to guide the...
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Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving
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Nick Friar
May 09, 2019 - 5:03 pm
Kyrie Irving’s comments from his postgame press conference after Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals have already been dissected 18 different ways and it hasn’t even been 24 hours since the Celtics season ended. Every time he mentioned Mike Budenholzer, Irving was really calling out Brad...
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Alex Reimer
May 07, 2019 - 12:30 pm
The Celtics have not responded to adversity all season long, so there is no reason to expect them to start now. The only appropriate end for this lethargic group of All-Stars that's slogged its way through a maddening season is an early playoff exit, which they are on the brink of achieving. The 60...
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Josue Pavon
May 06, 2019 - 6:26 pm
Marcus Smart will be available for the Celtics in Game 4 against the Bucks Monday night. Team officials confirmed moments before Brad Stevens' pregame press conference that Smart will be in uniform for the Celtics. He will come off the bench and be on a minutes-restriction, per Stevens. "He'll play...
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Josue Pavon
May 04, 2019 - 8:48 pm
What Brad Stevens is seeing from Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks is nothing new to him. He saw this coming. As one of the league's leading superstar, Antetokounmpo continues to prove why he's a leading MVP candidate and why he's the most talented player in the Eastern Conference Semifinals...
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Josue Pavon
May 04, 2019 - 9:45 am
The Celtics didn't want to pin Game 3's loss to the Bucks on the officials. They did the best they could to hide their frustration with how the game was called Friday night. However, following their 123-116 loss, the topic was brought up to Kyrie Irving during his postgame press conference and the...
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