Brad Stevens

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Brad Stevens said ( about Jaylen Brown ) : “I just walked up to Jaylen and said, ‘Hey, your name’s all over the place, as you know. Obviously, from our standpoint, you’re a Celtic and a guy that we obviously we think exceptionally high of, and, you know, nothing doing,’” “I just wanted to make sure he had that peace of mind” External link

masslive Thursday, November 11, 2021 8:16:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “When you get into the trade rumors, obviously, there are going to be rumors, there’s going to be talks,” “We have to be on the phone but we also have to be prudent and smart about what we are doing with our own team. I would say most of the time I’ve been here at least, there’s a lot less to it than what’s real” External link

masslive Thursday, November 11, 2021 8:16:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think any time you have things to say, you say it to the person or people,” External link

masslive Thursday, November 4, 2021 7:34:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think that’s the way it should be,” External link

masslive Thursday, November 4, 2021 7:34:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I am so interested to see how we defend these next two games,” “How do you create or galvanize yourself as a team? You do it by doing hard things together, defending together. And let’s find out if we made progress” External link

masslive Thursday, November 4, 2021 7:34:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Jayson Tatum ) : “I think the most important thing about (Monday) night’s message or what he said was that he talked to those guys about it,” “And I saw that today. It’s funny, when you’re in it and you see guys at the facility and you see him and Jayson sitting down eating breakfast today and talking about, like, how to come to find our solution for our team. Those guys want to win” External link

masslive Thursday, November 4, 2021 3:41:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Jayson Tatum ) : “I think the most important thing about (Monday) night’s message or what he said was that he talked to those guys about it,” “And I saw that today. It’s funny, when you’re in it and you see guys at the facility and you see him and Jayson sitting down eating breakfast today and talking about, like, how to come to find our solution for our team. Those guys want to win” External link

masslive Thursday, November 4, 2021 1:31:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think the most important thing about (Monday) night’s message or what he said was that he talked to those guys about it,” External link

masslive Wednesday, November 3, 2021 5:26:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Right now, 2-5, I feel a lot better from the structural standpoint than 2-5,” “So, it’s a long year. There’s 75 games left. Every loss and every moment gnaws at you and eats at you. But again, my responsibility is to look at it from the 10,000-foot view and not make those decisions based on the emotion of a tough 14 minutes in a basketball game” External link

masslive Wednesday, November 3, 2021 5:26:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I have not worried one bit about a bad drill in practice, haven’t thought twice about any of that stuff because it’s not my role,” External link

masslive Friday, October 8, 2021 9:25:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens told : “They’ve made amazing strides the last four and five years, in large part due to their own work and the level of commitment they have,” External link

masslive Friday, October 8, 2021 5:38:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’ve always found that in a team of 15 people, it’s a little different than in a team of 40 or 50 people,” External link

masslive Saturday, October 2, 2021 10:25:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It was an early deal, but it felt like it was the right one,” “Not easy. But the right one” External link

samoaobserver Tuesday, June 22, 2021 11:02:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Kemba Walker ) : “We felt that one of the things that we wanted was to be unencumbered moving forward and kind of have a road ahead,” “This was really hard. This was not the ideal first few weeks on the job move just because of the kind of person Kemba is, and the kind of professional he is, and how good of a player he is and continues to be” External link

samoaobserver Tuesday, June 22, 2021 11:02:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’m just there to support them,” “I don’t know how good I can be at this job. That’s to be determined. I’m pouring everything into it. … It’s been nonstop for however many days it’s been now. But the one thing that I should be good at is supporting the head coach and not being involved. "My door’s open, but I do not want to be, you know, anything but supportive” External link

samoaobserver Tuesday, June 22, 2021 11:02:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We had to look at with the idea of moving that first-round pick this year, it gave us the opportunity to look at a road a head with a few more options, from the financial flexibility standpoint, with the picks, all of our future first-round picks past this year, which, again, give you more options,” “And then it was the best deal that we thought with regard to returning players, right? The opportunity to add Al, who makes significantly less money but is a really good player who has corporate knowledge of this environment that’s really excited to be back in Boston and has a good feel for not only playing with our guys but also has made them better” External link

boston Tuesday, June 22, 2021 1:23:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The ability to space, pass, play in different ways and play in different coverages at the other end, and be able to play with other bigs or as the lone five I think is something that he just has a wealth of experience,” External link

boston Tuesday, June 22, 2021 1:23:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “There’s so many things that impact how a team functions together, and how well it plays together,” External link

boston Tuesday, June 22, 2021 1:23:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It was an early deal, but it felt like it was the right one,” External link

wcvb Tuesday, June 22, 2021 12:29:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We felt that one of the things that we wanted was to be unencumbered moving forward and kind of have a road ahead,” External link

wcvb Tuesday, June 22, 2021 12:29:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’m just there to support them,” “I don’t know how good I can be at this job. That’s to be determined. I’m pouring everything into it. … It’s been nonstop for however many days it’s been now. But the one thing that I should be good at is supporting the head coach and not being involved. "My door’s open, but I do not want to be, you know, anything but supportive” External link

wcvb Tuesday, June 22, 2021 12:29:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We obviously have a really good foundation. And you have very talented young players, so I think that that’s a good place to be,” External link

680news Monday, June 21, 2021 10:32:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It was an early deal, but it felt like it was the right one,” “Not easy. But the right one” External link

680news Monday, June 21, 2021 10:32:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Kemba Walker ) : “We felt that one of the things that we wanted was to be unencumbered moving forward and kind of have a road ahead,” “This was really hard. This was not the ideal first few weeks on the job move just because of the kind of person Kemba is, and the kind of professional he is, and how good of a player he is and continues to be” External link

680news Monday, June 21, 2021 10:32:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’m just there to support them,” External link

680news Monday, June 21, 2021 10:32:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I talked to several of the guys the other day right after it and have been in very close contact the last couple of weeks with both Jaylen and Jayson specifically,” “But that’s not unusual. Like, that’s pretty typical for whether I was in the coaching role or in this role” External link

masslive Monday, June 21, 2021 9:12:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The ability to make our wings better is going to be a huge part of the people that will be around them,” External link

masslive Monday, June 21, 2021 9:12:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We have to be smart about it,” “But whether in free agency with the limitations we have, because we’re up against it in a lot of ways right now, or in extending our own players or in looking for people from the outside with regard to trades. I do think that experience and been-there-done-that is a good thing, but again, you have to be smart about it” External link

masslive Monday, June 21, 2021 9:12:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We like Moses as an upside player. Obviously, we saw the best of Moses in our game,” External link

masslive Monday, June 21, 2021 8:34:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Tristan Thompson ) : “With regard to the bigs, that just becomes a longer discussion without getting into specifics of can guys play together? Can you do the double big thing with certain groups? Are there guys that pair better together?” “I do think, for instance, Tristan’s ability to switch and Tristan’s ability to rebound allows him to play with a spacer like Al, who also has a lot of flexibility. Rob’s ability to play in the dunker and hitting Al in the seams and playing with the lob game gives you flexibility. Those are things we’ll have to figure out. That won’t be as much my decision once those times come, once the roster is set. Then I’ll be out of that. Then whoever the coach is can figure out how they want to utilize everybody” External link

masslive Monday, June 21, 2021 8:34:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens explained : “We felt that, one of things we wanted was the ability to be unencumbered moving forward and kinda have a road ahead,” External link

masslive Monday, June 21, 2021 7:59:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We had to look at with the idea of moving that first-round pick this year,” External link

masslive Monday, June 21, 2021 7:59:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Those are things we’ll have to figure out,” External link

masslive Monday, June 21, 2021 7:59:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Robbie Williams ) : “Rob is a guy that really wants to be good,” “He is a listener; he wants to improve. He’ll lean on every word Al says, obviously. And they can make each other better” External link

masslive Monday, June 21, 2021 7:59:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We have a lot of promising young players, so there’s a balance there,” “It’s a balance that we’ve been walking, I think, for a while, and I think that what we need to do is continue to see great growth out of those players and ultimately decide who makes our best players better. And that’s why we wanted kind of an open road ahead” External link

masslive Monday, June 21, 2021 7:59:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “His ability to elevate teammates with his experience and leadership make for a great addition,” “We also want to welcome Moses to Boston. He is a promising young player” External link

bangordailynews Friday, June 18, 2021 8:18:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Kemba Walker ) : “Kemba is a true professional and a great teammate and player,” “I want to thank him for his tremendous impact, and the positive contribution he’s made both to the Celtics and the city of Boston” External link

bangordailynews Friday, June 18, 2021 8:18:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "His ability to elevate teammates with his experience and leadership make for a great addition," External link

seattlepi Friday, June 18, 2021 7:18:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Then they need to put in a great offseason of work,” External link

masslive Monday, June 14, 2021 8:23:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “There are very good teams across the East and we have to get better,” “We never got a true look at this team this year, but I think we have enough information that shows that we need to get better” External link

masslive Monday, June 14, 2021 8:23:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I told Romeo ... you can have the wrist thing, you can get COVID, you can miss the first five months of the season,” “But you won’t remember anything about your second year if you finish super strong and he did other than that. And so he’s got to build off that momentum” External link

masslive Monday, June 14, 2021 8:23:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’ve been in that locker room with some of those guys for a long time,” External link

masslive Friday, June 11, 2021 7:01:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think he is obviously one of the best coaches in any sports of all time and renowned as one of the best preparers of all-time,” External link

masslive Friday, June 4, 2021 6:10:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens declared : “I think the biggest thing is that I’m passionate about this group of people,” External link

masslive Friday, June 4, 2021 6:10:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Marcus Smart ) : “This is the part about Marcus that I love,” External link

bostonglobe Friday, June 4, 2021 5:41:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The hip is not bothering him, but we’re just trying to manage it over the course of the long season so that he’s available more often than not, and then able to peak in minutes late,” “So I guess it’s more of a just be alert to it. Obviously, he had the two games that he sat out because it was bothering him, but we’re just alert to it” External link

forbes Thursday, June 3, 2021 11:43:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think the good news about whoever we hire,” External link

forbes Thursday, June 3, 2021 5:52:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens stated : "I'm excited to tackle this new role, starting with a wide-ranging and comprehensive search for our next head coach. I love the Celtics, and know the great honor and responsibility that comes with this job. I will give it everything I have to help us be in a position to consistently compete for championships," External link

ibtimes Thursday, June 3, 2021 2:18:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’ve been in that locker room with some of those guys for a long time,” External link

forbes Thursday, June 3, 2021 1:35:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Becky Hammon ) : “Becky obviously is a terrific candidate,” “I don’t know her well, but I know what people think about her and I know how well she is respected all across the league by the players and coaches. So, I would hope that that time is coming very soon” External link

forbes Thursday, June 3, 2021 1:35:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “One of the things I’ve learned being in coaching, coaching against other great coaches, and learning things from the people that you coach against is there’s a lot of different ways to coach and there’s a lot of different ways to be successful as a coach,” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, June 3, 2021 11:28:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "Hiring a new coach will give us a great opportunity to hire somebody that will be ... a new, fresh voice with a new, fresh perspective," "They don't have to fill Doc Rivers' shoes, like I did. And they don't have to fill Danny Ainge's shoes, like I do. They just have to figure out a way to be better than the last guy" External link

arkansasonline Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:18:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Danny Ainge ) : "I'm grateful to ownership and to Danny for trusting me with this opportunity," "I love the Celtics, and know the great honor and responsibility that comes with this job. I will give it everything I have to help us be in position to consistently compete for championships" External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 3, 2021 5:34:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Hiring a new coach will give us a great opportunity to hire somebody that will be ... a new, fresh voice with a new, fresh perspective,” “They don’t have to fill Doc Rivers’ shoes, like I did. And they don’t have to fill Danny Ainge’s shoes, like I do. They just have to figure out a way to be better than the last guy” External link

virginislandsdailynews Thursday, June 3, 2021 3:47:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think when I looked at the big picture, and Wyc and I really talked about it, it made sense,” “This is a great opportunity to give us a good spark when we’re losing one of the best in his job in the world. That’s something we know we all have to step up and meet the next challenge” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, June 3, 2021 2:19:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’m looking forward to really diving into this process,” “I think the good news about whoever we hire, they don’t have to fill Doc Rivers’s shoes like I did, and they don’t have to fill Danny Ainge’s shoes now like I do. The good news is they just have to figure out a way to be better than the last guy” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, June 3, 2021 2:19:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’m looking forward to really diving into this process,” “I think that the good news about whoever we hire, they don’t have to fill Doc Rivers’s shoes like I did and they don’t have to fill Danny Ainge’s shoes now like I do. The good news is they have to figure out a way to be better than the last guy” External link

nytimes Thursday, June 3, 2021 12:28:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “There are several very qualified (female) candidates and Becky obviously is a terrific candidate. I don’t know her well but I know what people think about her and I know how well she’s respected all across the league by players and coaches,” “I would hope that that time is coming very soon. Obviously, we’ve had Allison (Feaster), who isn’t in a coaching position, but she’s been incredible in our organization and Kara Lawson is a star. She was here and we could hardly keep her here. ... Without question, that day is coming. I’m amongst the hopeful that it’s very soon” External link

masslive Thursday, June 3, 2021 12:12:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “When he decided to move and retire and go enjoy more time with his family, we talked a little about it,” “It just moved down the road. Wyc and Pags both talked to me about, and I talked to Wyc for a while one day and decided that was best. I told Wyc at that moment my No. 1 thing is for the good of the Celtics. I love the Celtics. I want to do what’s best for the Celtics. This is what we need to do to hopefully be even better” External link

usaToday Thursday, June 3, 2021 12:10:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I know there’s a lot of work ahead,” External link

usaToday Thursday, June 3, 2021 12:10:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Well one of the things I’ve learned being in coaching, coaching against other things from the people you coach against is there’s a lot of different ways to coach and a lot of different ways to be successful as a coach,” “Danny and I have talked many times about, we had done things over the last 7 or 8 years that Danny wouldn’t necessarily have done but when it is on one page and when it works out, it’s the right thing for that group and that team. And so I’m looking forward to really diving into this process. I think the good news about whoever we hire, they don’t have to fill Doc Rivers’ shoes like I did, and they don’t have to fill Danny Ainge’s shoes now like I do. The good news is they just have to figure out a way to be better than the last guy” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 11:27:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I can’t say enough about what a terrific person, terrific coach, she’ll be a great fit at Duke with their incredible tradition,” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 11:27:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He can do whatever he wants next. He’s going to be in high demand across the NBA,” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 11:27:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Hiring a new coach will give us a great opportunity to hire somebody that will be … a new, fresh voice with a new, fresh perspective,” “They don’t have to fill Doc Rivers’ shoes, like I did. And they don’t have to fill Danny Ainge’s shoes, like I do. They just have to figure out a way to be better than the last guy” External link

wishtv Wednesday, June 2, 2021 11:16:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “They’ll get to play for a great coach, with some similarities maybe, but also some great new fresh perspectives,” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 11:04:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Hiring a new coach will give us a great opportunity to hire somebody that will be … a new, fresh voice with a new, fresh perspective,” “They don’t have to fill Doc Rivers’ shoes, like I did. And they don’t have to fill Danny Ainge’s shoes, like I do. They just have to figure out a way to be better than the last guy” External link

680news Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Tracy is the only person that’s known,” “We told (our son) Brady this morning before he went to school and swore him to silence. I haven’t talked to any of my friends about it because it was something I wanted to keep between us here” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:23:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It was my decision. Like I said, I started it when I had health issues two years ago in the playoffs and I started thinking about it then. you’re surrounded by your six children in the hospital and they’re saying, hey, you need to quit doing this for work, it’s causing you too much stress. That’s probably when I started thinking about it. And these last two years have been tough. In the bubble and all the rules and scrutiny and protocols that we had to go through has not made the job as much fun. The job we haven’t been able to have scouts or draft workouts. So the job hasn’t been as much fun. I don’t know if there was a moment in time but like I said earlier, I trust my instincts and my instincts told me a couple months ago that it was time for me to move on and that’s what’s best for us, that’s what’s best for the Celtics” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:23:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Danny Ainge ) : “The thought of going into this position, you know, was never even a thought because Danny was here and he was the best at it and he was the best to work for,” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:23:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens explained ( about Danny Ainge ) : “There’s a lot of work to do, there’s a lot of work ahead, obviously there is a whole process that we’ll go through in searching for a new coach, there’s obviously roster decisions that must be made,” “And there’s development within our own team and improvement within our own team that has to happen. That said, as Danny said, we are in a good place. We have a lot of really positive things. And it’s our job to capitalize on it” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:23:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Hiring a new coach will give us a great opportunity to hire somebody that I think will be great at the job,” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:23:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The good news about whoever we hire, they don’t have to fill Doc Rivers’ shoes like I did, and they don’t have to fill Danny Ainge’s shoes now like I do,” “The good news is they just have to figure out a way to be better than the last guy” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:23:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “All of my intention, energy, focus is doing this job well and hiring a great coach and trusting they will do their job well,” “I think that everyone will benefit from that approach. To me, that would have been a lot to be able to do both of those things” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:23:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We have an unbelievable group of people that have done a great job here and it’s my hope that we could have people around for longer,” “At the same time, if not, we want to help them anyway we can. I’ll get to the front office alignment and what we need to do as I get more into it” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 9:53:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Danny Ainge ) : "I'm grateful to ownership and to Danny for trusting me with this opportunity," "I'm excited to tackle this new role, starting with a wide ranging and comprehensive search for our next head coach. I love the Celtics, and know the great honor and responsibility that comes with this job. I will give it everything I have to help us be in position to consistently compete for championships" External link

longbeachstar Wednesday, June 2, 2021 9:48:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I understand and am looking forward to this new challenge and great responsibility,” “We’re driven to compete for championships. … This morning is a hard day and I know that there’s a lot of work ahead. … I really have enjoyed coaching, but this is the new challenge and this is what we need to do to hopefully be even better” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, June 2, 2021 9:42:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Danny Ainge ) : "I'm grateful to ownership and to Danny for trusting me with this opportunity," External link

upi Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:59:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Danny Ainge ) : “I’m grateful to ownership and to Danny for trusting me with this opportunity,” External link

forbes Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:56:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We didn’t play perfect basketball, but we showed a lot of growth in the past few weeks, both individually and at times collectively,” “And so, there’s stuff to build off of. But at the same time, the task is tall and if you want to be in the mix, then you’ve got to be better than we were” External link

usaToday Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “You can improve through continued development and the right work ethic and doing a good job with the developmental stuff,” “Then, obviously, there is the ability to acquire people. This team that beat us is a very good team. There are very good teams across the East and we have to get better. We never got a true look at this team this year, but I think we have enough information that shows that we need to get better” External link

usaToday Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We didn’t play perfect basketball, but we showed a lot of growth in the past few weeks, both individually and at times collectively,” “And so, there’s stuff to build off of. But at the same time, the task is tall and if you want to be in the mix, then you’ve got to be better than we were” External link

ChinaPost Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:18:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “You can improve through continued development and the right work ethic and doing a good job with the developmental stuff,” “Then, obviously, there is the ability to acquire people. This team that beat us is a very good team. There are very good teams across the East and we have to get better. We never got a true look at this team this year, but I think we have enough information that shows that we need to get better” External link

ChinaPost Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:18:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We didn’t play perfect basketball, but we showed a lot of growth in the past few weeks, both individually and at times collectively,” “And so, there’s stuff to build off of. But at the same time, the task is tall and if you want to be in the mix, then you’ve got to be better than we were” External link

seattlepi Wednesday, June 2, 2021 6:50:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “You can improve through continued development and the right work ethic and doing a good job with the developmental stuff,” “Then, obviously, there is the ability to acquire people. This team that beat us is a very good team. There are very good teams across the East and we have to get better. We never got a true look at this team this year, but I think we have enough information that shows that we need to get better” External link

seattlepi Wednesday, June 2, 2021 6:50:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We have some really good foundational people in our building,” External link

usaToday Wednesday, June 2, 2021 6:36:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Danny Ainge ) : “I’m grateful to ownership and to Danny for trusting me with this opportunity,” “I’m excited to tackle this new role, starting with a wide ranging and comprehensive search for our next head coach. I love the Celtics, and know the great honor and responsibility that comes with this job. I will give it everything I have to help us be in position to consistently compete for championships” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 6:27:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We didn’t play perfect basketball, but we showed a lot of growth in the past few weeks, both individually and at times collectively,” “And so, there’s stuff to build off of. But at the same time, the task is tall and if you want to be in the mix, then you’ve got to be better than we were” External link

suntimes Wednesday, June 2, 2021 6:27:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “You can improve through continued development and the right work ethic and doing a good job with the developmental stuff,” “Then, obviously, there is the ability to acquire people. This team that beat us is a very good team. There are very good teams across the East and we have to get better. We never got a true look at this team this year, but I think we have enough information that shows that we need to get better” External link

suntimes Wednesday, June 2, 2021 6:27:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’m grateful to ownership and to Danny for trusting me with this opportunity,” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 6:27:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’m grateful to ownership and to Danny for trusting me with this opportunity,” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 6:27:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We didn’t play perfect basketball, but we showed a lot of growth in the past few weeks, both individually and at times collectively,” “And so, there’s stuff to build off of. But at the same time, the task is tall and if you want to be in the mix, then you’ve got to be better than we were” External link

wishtv Wednesday, June 2, 2021 6:22:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “You can improve through continued development and the right work ethic and doing a good job with the developmental stuff,” “Then, obviously, there is the ability to acquire people. This team that beat us is a very good team. There are very good teams across the East and we have to get better. We never got a true look at this team this year, but I think we have enough information that shows that we need to get better” External link

wishtv Wednesday, June 2, 2021 6:22:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We didn’t play perfect basketball, but we showed a lot of growth in the past few weeks, both individually and at times collectively,” “And so, there’s stuff to build off of. But at the same time, the task is tall and if you want to be in the mix, then you’ve got to be better than we were” External link

click2houston Wednesday, June 2, 2021 6:14:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The task is tall and you if want to be in the mix, you have to be better than what we were,” “We showed when we’re totally together on both ends of the court that we can be a handful no matter who’s in the game. It was not always the case earlier this year. We had moments when we didn’t meet the moment. But we got better with that” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, June 2, 2021 5:57:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We have enough information that shows we need to get better," External link

usaToday Wednesday, June 2, 2021 5:30:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We have enough information that shows we need to get better," External link

usaToday Wednesday, June 2, 2021 3:14:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He knows how to play, he brings that experience in the offensive end,” “He can play against defenses, he can play against traditional, he can play against the switching, he can space and drive. So he’s a big part of us, and I think we need to make sure we find his strengths as a team as much as possible” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 1:29:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think he handled it about as well as he could possibly handle it,” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 1:29:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Kemba Walker ) : "I sat down with Kemba in my room today for a while and told him how badly I feel for him and how much we just want him to feel better," External link

foxnews Wednesday, June 2, 2021 12:30:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The task is tall and you if want to be in the mix, you have to be better than what we were,” “We showed when we’re totally together on both ends of the court that we can be a handful no matter who’s in the game. It was not always the case earlier this year. We had moments when we didn’t meet the moment. But we got better with that” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, June 2, 2021 8:45:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “There’s several ways to do that,” “You can improve through, obviously, continued development and the right work ethic and doing a good job with the developmental stuff. Then, obviously, there is the ability to acquire people” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 8:01:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Kemba Walker ) : “I sat down with Kemba in my room today for a while and told him how badly I feel for him and how much we just want him to feel better,” External link

nbcnewyork Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:32:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Kemba Walker ) : “I sat down with Kemba in my room today for a while and told him how badly I feel for him and how much we just want him to feel better,” External link

wcvb Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:02:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Kemba Walker ) : “I sat down with Kemba in my room today for a while and told him how badly I feel for him and how much we just want him to feel better,” External link

ChinaPost Wednesday, June 2, 2021 6:19:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Kemba Walker ) : “I sat down with Kemba in my room today for a while and told him how badly I feel for him and how much we just want him to feel better,” External link

seattlepi Wednesday, June 2, 2021 5:37:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "I certainly feel for them, but our focus is on how we can play great as a team so that we can give those guys another chance," External link

wcvb Wednesday, June 2, 2021 2:36:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Kemba Walker ) : “Kemba’s continued to be pretty sore,” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 1:30:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “They both really wanted to play, they’ve been in constant contact with our trainers,” External link

masslive Monday, May 31, 2021 11:51:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We made a lot of adjustments and the adjustments were worse because what that did was that separated the game,” “When you talk about playoff basketball, obviously you want to adjust appropriately, but doing it a little bit better or staying the course when you’re navigating a game or at least within arm’s reach, sometimes it’s the right move” External link

masslive Monday, May 31, 2021 1:34:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He has his typical knee work that he does in between each day and each game, and then the bone bruise on top of that, and then was more sore after Friday’s game than he was even before that,” External link

masslive Monday, May 31, 2021 1:01:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Nobody does exactly what Kemba does,” “But you play to your strengths. You replace what he brings to the table with several different guys doing their stuff well and getting more opportunity to do theirs. (Walker and Williams) both really wanted to play, they’ve been in constant contact with our trainers” External link

masslive Monday, May 31, 2021 1:01:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “You have to stay on your toes,” External link

masslive Sunday, May 30, 2021 1:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “You have to stay on your toes,” External link

masslive Sunday, May 30, 2021 1:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We talked about playing with an edge constantly,” “We talked about playing with the competitiveness that it takes to beat these guys is real. You have to have it on every single possession and it can’t wane, because the minute you take your foot off the gas, they do on a run” External link

masslive Saturday, May 29, 2021 1:59:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Robert Williams ) : “Robert’s ankle is sore, his toe is sore,” External link

masslive Saturday, May 29, 2021 1:29:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think the most important thing is, we’re down 2-0,” External link

masslive Friday, May 28, 2021 1:32:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens explained : “The wild card for us is how much can Rob go, and how long can Rob go,” “And that’s really a day of game, how does he feel type thing” External link

masslive Friday, May 28, 2021 1:32:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think it’s a little bit of a balance,” External link

masslive Friday, May 28, 2021 1:32:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’ve gotta get down the floor quicker,” “We’ve got to execute faster, we have to be more detailed and better in our defense. We need to be more on a string; we have to be way better. They exposed that because they were really good, but I was disappointed in how we played compared to the other night” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 26, 2021 1:48:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “You gotta do the best you can at providing appropriate help, but try to maintain your shell,” “Because if you get flying around, these guys are unselfish, they play well together, and they find each other open” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 26, 2021 1:48:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’ve been in a lot of series here over the last few years,” “We’ve been down 2-0, we’ve been up 2-0. Several times, the script has flipped. You gotta focus on what you can control” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 26, 2021 1:48:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He went back out on the court - tried to readjust to the light out there, and he was really struggling,” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 26, 2021 6:24:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The biggest thing is that this was the first time that we played against that team,” External link

masslive Sunday, May 23, 2021 11:24:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “What you gotta do is you gotta get the ball side to side and cut with pace and do a little bit more of that, obviously, than we did (Saturday),” “It’s about making the right read once you get an advantage and being spaced appropriately and all that fun stuff. It all goes together and we just have to play a little bit better than we did” External link

masslive Sunday, May 23, 2021 11:24:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “As I always say, with an 11- and 15-year-old at home it’s been a lot easier to not say the wrong thing with the mask on and not get caught on the internet than maybe it was before,” External link

wcvb Sunday, May 23, 2021 8:08:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “As I always say, with an 11- and 15-year-old at home it’s been a lot easier to not say the wrong thing with the mask on and not get caught on the internet than maybe it was before,” External link

wcvb Sunday, May 23, 2021 8:08:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Robbie Williams ) : “Obviously, I think Rob allows us to do that around him some,” “But there are other things that we’ll look at that we can reach back into some of the corporate knowledge that our guys have from the past and think about bringing that out, because I do think that they can put a group out there that’s really long and agile” External link

masslive Sunday, May 23, 2021 1:32:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I give our guys a lot of credit,” External link

masslive Sunday, May 23, 2021 1:32:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We got another couple days to get ready for Game 2,” “That’s gonna be really intense. But hey, our guys are ready to compete and we’ll look forward to that. And we’ll be better. We’ll attack them better” External link

masslive Sunday, May 23, 2021 8:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He got backcut the one time but other than that, I thought he was pretty darn good,” “And I think one of the things when you start thinking about how you’re going to guard Durant and Harden and the bigs and all that stuff, and obviously Irving, but we did a lot of switching. So obviously Jabari has real size and he’s long. I thought he did a good job today on both ends” External link

masslive Sunday, May 23, 2021 7:30:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We had some miscues, but not a ton,” “We’ve just gotta attack their switching better. They’ve got a lot of athletic guys out there and prideful individual defenders. And they know how to play. So we’ve gotta be better at manipulating actions to get what we want” External link

masslive Sunday, May 23, 2021 7:30:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “A lot of times, especially as we get into these louder environments as more people come into the stands, you call actions or signs or things with hand signals, but you also usually mouth it,” External link

masslive Sunday, May 23, 2021 2:33:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “As I always say with an 11- and 15-year-old at home,” External link

masslive Sunday, May 23, 2021 2:33:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "He is a super special player with a really good heart and certainly I don't have anything negative to say at all," "He's a guy that puts you on your heels when you're playing against him and certainly has impacted winning in so many ways everywhere he's been" External link

abc7ny Saturday, May 22, 2021 9:23:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Jayson Tatum ) : “Jayson’s done a great job of that,” “It started last year when he saw a lot of double teams in January and February for the first time. He gets off that thing. He makes the right read. Nobody’s perfect. But for all that he’s seen already and how well he handles it, it’s pretty impressive” External link

masslive Saturday, May 22, 2021 12:55:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “There are obviously a lot of things we have to do well and we’re looking forward to that challenge, but this is why you coach,” “This is why you play and I know our guys are looking forward to it. I’m looking forward to it” External link

masslive Saturday, May 22, 2021 12:55:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He is a super special player with a really good heart and certainly I don’t have anything negative to say at all,” “He’s a guy that puts you on your heels when you’re playing against him and certainly has impacted winning in so many ways everywhere he’s been” External link

eagletribune Friday, May 21, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “There will be some tip-your-cap moments where you’re going to have to like, ‘Nice shot,’ and go down the other end and score,” External link

masslive Friday, May 21, 2021 2:25:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “your offensive possessions have to be very purposeful,” External link

masslive Friday, May 21, 2021 2:25:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We just have to be very smart about how we play,” External link

masslive Friday, May 21, 2021 2:25:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “In an ideal world you want to stay out of rotations as much as possible,” “That’s why people all over the league have as many versatile defenders as they can, they switch all over the place. And then you try to limit the rotations because that’s inevitably how teams get layups, 3s and rebounds” External link

masslive Friday, May 21, 2021 2:25:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Can’t imagine him practicing (Friday) based on how he was walking today,” External link

masslive Thursday, May 20, 2021 11:51:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I have a hard time seeing them lose,” External link

forbes Thursday, May 20, 2021 7:13:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I have a hard time seeing them lose,” External link

forbes Thursday, May 20, 2021 3:40:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It’s a little bit like the NCAA Tournament from the standpoint of quick turnaround,” External link

virginislandsdailynews Thursday, May 20, 2021 2:43:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "It’s a little bit like the NCAA Tournament from the standpoint of quick turnaround," External link

foxnews Thursday, May 20, 2021 12:04:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It’s really hard to make the NBA playoffs,” “I just told our guys in there everyone’s path is different, and every year presents unique challenges, some years more than others. We’ve been through a lot, so we’re hardened in a lot of ways” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 19, 2021 8:05:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’ve been through a lot, so we’re hardened in a lot of ways,” “We’ve been backs against the wall for most of the year... It takes a lot of togetherness and it takes staying together through tough times” External link

taipeitimes Wednesday, May 19, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It’s a little bit like the NCAA Tournament from the standpoint of quick turnaround,” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, May 19, 2021 7:32:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Marcus Smart ) : “He’ll probably be sore (Wednesday),” “But I have a weird feeling that he’ll be ready for practice Thursday, knowing Marcus” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 19, 2021 2:01:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Those guys are the best of the best,” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 19, 2021 2:01:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He was really aggressive early but he missed a few on Len as he drove it deep,” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 19, 2021 1:26:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens admitted : “It’s been hard missing people all year,” “And our guys have just stayed with it, and they’ve just stuck together, and if they wouldn’t have, you wouldn’t have seen them play the way they did tonight, right? There was a great kind of renewed sense of, ‘OK. We have more guys, we have a lot of things we can do, but I give our guys a ton of credit, and Jayson is obviously the leader of it. I saw what he said earlier today. He’s right on. He can lead by not saying a word. He can lead by example and he can lead the way he did tonight” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 19, 2021 1:26:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We’ve been through a lot, so we’re hardened in a lot of ways," "We’ve been backs against the wall for most of the year. ... It takes a lot of togetherness and it takes staying together through tough times" External link

foxnews Wednesday, May 19, 2021 12:50:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It’s a little bit like the NCAA Tournament from the standpoint of quick turnaround,” External link

ChinaPost Wednesday, May 19, 2021 11:49:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It’s a little bit like the NCAA Tournament from the standpoint of quick turnaround,” External link

dailyjournal Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:05:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We’ve been through a lot, so we’re hardened in a lot of ways," External link

eagletribune Wednesday, May 19, 2021 9:33:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’ve said all year that our only chance was to get healthy at the right time. We’re not because Jaylen (Brown) is obviously out,” “But if we can get Rob back and a good couple days of prep. It’ll be a fun challenge to go up against the best” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 19, 2021 7:39:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Robbie Williams ) : “Rob hyperextended that toe. He felt it pretty good,” “He tried to get back and play. He’ll just get treatment and see what happens. It’s not enjoyable” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 19, 2021 7:39:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "To have to play tonight just to earn the right to play probably the most talented team that’s been assembled since I’ve been in the NBA, it takes a lot of effort, it takes a lot of togetherness and it takes staying together through tougher times," "Those guys are the best of the best. Going into that, if I’m a general fan of the NBA, I have a hard time seeing them lose. We’re going to have to play great, we’re going to have to play great together and we’re going to have to be really, really sound on both ends of the floor" External link

usaToday Wednesday, May 19, 2021 7:33:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "He can lead by not saying a word, he can lead by example and he can lead by doing what he did tonight," External link

usaToday Wednesday, May 19, 2021 7:33:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’ve dealt with a lot of negativity and we’ve stayed together,” External link

bostonherald Tuesday, May 18, 2021 8:37:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’re not playing a typical eighth seed,” External link

masslive Tuesday, May 18, 2021 1:38:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "When we were in the bubble, I thought it was the highest level I'd ever seen, just as far as like intensity, effort, teams again playing at just a ridiculous level," "And I just think the playoffs brings that out of people every year, and so I anticipate the playoffs will be great" External link

arkansasonline Tuesday, May 18, 2021 10:34:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I treated it a lot like a Thursday-Saturday NCAA Tournament, where you have the one day to prepare,” External link

masslive Tuesday, May 18, 2021 1:06:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The thing that I like about their team is they can be big and physical and play with great size, but they can also go small and fast,” “And so they’ve got a lot of ways to win” External link

masslive Tuesday, May 18, 2021 1:06:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The hope is that everyone will be available,” External link

masslive Monday, May 17, 2021 11:28:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "When we were in the bubble, I thought it was the highest level I’d ever seen, just as far as like intensity, effort, teams again playing at just a ridiculous level," "And I just think the playoffs brings that out of people every year, and so I anticipate the playoffs will be great" External link

foxnews Monday, May 17, 2021 10:53:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “When we were in the bubble, I thought it was the highest level I’d ever seen, just as far as like intensity, effort, teams again playing at just a ridiculous level,” “And I just think the playoffs brings that out of people every year, and so I anticipate the playoffs will be great” External link

gazette Monday, May 17, 2021 9:24:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Jabari Parker ) : “The guys who stood out from my perspective were certainly Romeo and Tremont; they both did a good job today,” “But several of our guys made plays. Grant had a good night; Jabari had a good night” External link

masslive Monday, May 17, 2021 1:38:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Could have been either of them,” “Charlotte is a heck of a team, too, but I think our assistants were ready for any, and in my spot you just kind of play the odds of who you might think comes out of that group” External link

masslive Monday, May 17, 2021 1:38:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Bill Russell ) : “We all can’t say enough great things about Bill Russell and the impact he had on and off the court all over the country, but certainly he left an incredible legacy for us to follow here in Boston with the Celtics,” “I can’t imagine going from player to a player-head coaching role, but he’s just such a unique guy” External link

masslive Monday, May 17, 2021 1:38:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Where he’s improved is that he has such vision that sometimes he’ll try the impossible,” “I think today, he did a good job of balancing it. Making sure he’s making the right decisions. He’s an excellent shot creator for others and he did a good job today. His work this year’s been good” External link

masslive Sunday, May 16, 2021 1:13:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Either one will be a bear,” “Charlotte is super-fast up the court, super-skilled, can beat you behind the 3-point line, beat you in transition, fearless, tough, all that stuff. They drilled us in Charlotte. So obviously we remember that, and Washington is probably as hot as anybody in the East in the last month. You knew that when they got healthy they’d be good, and Beal and Westbrook is a pretty good place to start” External link

masslive Sunday, May 16, 2021 1:13:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “When he walked out on that court and I watched him running up and down that court, I was like, ‘Oh my goodness,’” External link

wcvb Sunday, May 16, 2021 10:31:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “When he walked out on that court and I watched him running up and down that court, I was like, ‘Oh my goodness,’” “He was the best kid in our class, obviously” External link

wcvb Sunday, May 16, 2021 10:31:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "When he walked out on that court and I watched him running up and down that court, I was like, ‘Oh my goodness,’" "He was the best kid in our class, obviously" External link

foxnews Sunday, May 16, 2021 6:09:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “When he walked out on that court and I watched him running up and down that court, I was like, ‘Oh my goodness,’” “He was the best kid in our class, obviously” External link

ChinaPost Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:58:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “People can say games don’t mean as much, whatever the case may be,” “We needed to feel good. We needed to get a good win after playing well the whole day and I thought it was really important when we step on this plane today to feel a little bit better going in with the right mentality” External link

masslive Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:36:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Rob went through part of our practice (Friday), and looked pretty good,” External link

masslive Saturday, May 15, 2021 8:53:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “You’re always working towards earning something, and what it is is that moment of trust in a big moment coming up,” External link

masslive Saturday, May 15, 2021 8:53:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He did have his surgery today,” External link

masslive Thursday, May 13, 2021 1:08:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “These three games are critical as we move forward into whatever next week holds,” External link

masslive Thursday, May 13, 2021 2:56:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “With guys out, this is a time where you don’t know who’s going to get a chance in these games coming up,” “That’s a good matchup for whoever we’re playing” External link

masslive Thursday, May 13, 2021 2:56:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We wanted to wait and see how that feels, and it hasn’t felt significantly better yet,” External link

masslive Thursday, May 13, 2021 2:56:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We've got to play well tomorrow," "We've got to play better and see if we can find the best version of ourselves over the next week" External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:16:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Jaylen Brown ) : “You feel for Jaylen, he had a great year,” “He’s such an important part of us as we move forward” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, May 12, 2021 7:35:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Jaylen Brown ) : “You feel for Jaylen, he had a great year,” External link

wcvb Wednesday, May 12, 2021 7:22:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Jaylen Brown ) : “You feel for Jaylen, he had a great year,” “He’s such an important part of us as we move forward” External link

seattlepi Wednesday, May 12, 2021 7:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “You make small tweaks to not overhaul yourself, but reinvent yourself,” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 12, 2021 1:59:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “There’s a physicality that we’re going to have to find and that may present opportunities of the Jabari Parkers, Semi Ojeleyes, Grant Williams to step into that other spot and fill that void for appropriate minutes in different games and different situations,” “Because I certainly think that Aaron (Nesmith) has separated himself as a guy that is going to continue to play all the way through, however long we play” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 12, 2021 1:59:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I like the guys in the room,” “There’s going to be a lot more required of our best players and it’s a challenge they’re going to have to step up to. We’ve been here before when some of our best players aren’t available and you head into the postseason, and we’ll see where we land and we’ll see what happens. But we have enough in the room to be a nuisance” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 12, 2021 1:59:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The starts, I just think when we’re not completely engaged, for whatever reason, we’re just not good,” “And so, when we’re completely engaged, we’re a good basketball team. And when we’re not, we’re not even close to being able to compete with anybody” External link

bostonglobe Monday, May 10, 2021 1:39:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I don’t know how many people over six decades could impact an organization and city with his play, his coaching, his voice, calling the games, the way that he did,” “Tremendous person, not only loved listening to him and hearing him call games but more so loved sitting in my office, closing the door, meeting him for lunch or talking to him on the phone, and just enjoyed his perspective” External link

bostonglobe Monday, May 10, 2021 1:39:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “There’s no excuse for that,” External link

masslive Monday, May 10, 2021 12:46:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It’s going to be how he feels,” External link

masslive Sunday, May 9, 2021 10:30:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It’s going to be how he feels,” External link

masslive Sunday, May 9, 2021 7:13:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I was told he’s going to be out today and we’ll just have more information tomorrow and we’ll figure it out from there,” “But we’ve got to focus on who is available and how we can best play. We need to play better than we did the other night, and that’s that” External link

masslive Sunday, May 9, 2021 7:13:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It looks like they’re getting whole or close to it,” “It’s not a sixth of seventh place Miami team. When they’re full, they are a monster. We’ll have our hands full. Yes it is a big game, but they all are right now” External link

masslive Saturday, May 8, 2021 2:11:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “When we threw him in there (before) we were dealing with some guys who were missing and we are again now. So you may see him again,” External link

masslive Saturday, May 8, 2021 2:11:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He’s the ultimate energy raiser. He’s a great teammate. Obviously a great athlete,” External link

masslive Saturday, May 8, 2021 2:11:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We did not have a good shooting night and we also had some turnovers that probably didn’t give us a chance to cut it back in,” “I thought when we were in a more traditional look [defensively], we were just late. We didn’t get there in time and then we were scrambling. I would say generally all game we were a little late, but they knocked them down” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, May 8, 2021 2:05:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Robert Williams ) : “Those are hard mountains to climb back,” “Inevitably, it’s like we said in the San Antonio game, it’s so unique that that last run doesn’t come back at you. This was a tough night, matchup wise and they put us in a bind in a lot of ways. They gave us fits but I believe in our guys and we’re just going to have to find the right fit while Robert’s out” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, May 8, 2021 2:05:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I believe in our guys and we’re just going to have to find the right fit while Robert’s out,” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, May 8, 2021 12:07:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I don’t know what his availability will be like anytime in the next week, but obviously, we’re going to have to have other guys step up,” External link

dailyjournal Saturday, May 8, 2021 7:18:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We had to overreact some to that and some to their opportunities, and then they got to spraying it around in the second quarter, made some shots,” “We did not have a good shooting night, and we also had some turnovers that probably didn’t give us a chance to cut it back in when we had our chances. They’re a tough matchup for us” External link

masslive Saturday, May 8, 2021 7:06:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We were not quick enough to read them or to make the coverage,” “So the switching actually looked pretty good, but it also forced some more doubling, and it forces you to be in rotations a little bit. But I would say that generally all game we were a little bit late, but they knocked them down and they deserve credit for that” External link

masslive Saturday, May 8, 2021 7:06:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We did not have a good shooting night and we also had some turnovers that probably didn’t give us a chance to cut it back in,” “I thought when we were in a more traditional look [defensively], we were just late. We didn’t get there in time and then we were scrambling. I would say generally all game we were a little late, but they knocked them down” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, May 8, 2021 6:58:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Robert Williams ) : “Those are hard mountains to climb back,” “Inevitably, it’s like we said in the San Antonio game, it’s so unique that that last run doesn’t come back at you. This was a tough night, matchup wise and they put us in a bind in a lot of ways. They gave us fits but I believe in our guys and we’re just going to have to find the right fit while Robert’s out” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, May 8, 2021 6:58:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I don't know what his availability will be like anytime in the next week, but obviously, we're going to have to have other guys step up,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, May 8, 2021 6:11:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Turf toe’s an interesting one,” External link

masslive Saturday, May 8, 2021 1:42:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’ll listen to him and if he has any issues at all, obviously, we’ll manage that accordingly,” External link

masslive Saturday, May 8, 2021 1:42:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The plan has been terrific for him,” “He’s benefited greatly from his own hard work, the plan that our medical staff put together with him. But his execution of it is the key to it. Strengthening that knee, having those extra nights off, are all part of trying to feel great toward the end of the season” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, May 6, 2021 7:05:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The plan’s been terrific for him,” “He has benefited greatly from his own hard work; the plan that our medical staff put together with him. But his execution of it is the key to it. Strengthening that knee, having those extra nights off are all part of trying to feel great towards the end of the season” External link

masslive Thursday, May 6, 2021 6:11:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’ve known he was going to miss the second night of back-to-backs,” “The other stuff has been challenging going through the year. But he’s done a good job with this. He looks good” External link

masslive Thursday, May 6, 2021 6:11:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The plan has been terrific for him,” “He’s benefited greatly from his own hard work, the plan that our medical staff put together with him. But his execution of it is the key to it. Strengthening that knee, having those extra nights off, are all part of trying to feel great toward the end of the season” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, May 6, 2021 6:04:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’re going to need every day to be something that adds to what we’re doing, because these last seven games are super meaningful, every single minute of every one of these games,” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, May 5, 2021 2:27:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We have had the opportunity to do a lot of individual work, small group work, guys that didn’t play, film sessions, shootaround work, pre-game work,” External link

masslive Tuesday, May 4, 2021 9:18:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Kemba Walker ) : “That would always be the case, any time he gets time off, but his knee is good,” “He worked really hard at strengthening it. We’ve stayed with the no back-to-backs and that’s been a difficult thing at times for our team. But it’s been the right thing for our team and for Kemba and as a result, his knee feels pretty good. It’s going to be quite a challenge for us to get to where we want to go, but his health is of utmost importance to anything we can possible achieve as a group” External link

masslive Tuesday, May 4, 2021 8:50:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Jaylen and Jayson, I don’t have any update on them, other than they were both in their rooms being looked at,” External link

inquirer Monday, May 3, 2021 12:51:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I thought we did a lot of good things,” “We got beat by a team that’s dialed in. They are playing great basketball, making tough shots. We had a couple of big breakdowns. I did not think that [officiating] stuff would be any reason for us to have an excuse” External link

bostonglobe Monday, May 3, 2021 9:45:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I don’t have any update on them. Other than they were both in different rooms being looked at,” External link

masslive Monday, May 3, 2021 6:27:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’m dual emotions right now,” “I’m happy with the comeback; I’m happy with the effort. I love the way that we played and competed. But the starts are ridiculous. That was ridiculous, how we started the game. If we want to be any good, we’ve got to change that” External link

masslive Saturday, May 1, 2021 1:43:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “To be candid, I was pissed, disappointed,” “We can’t be like that and I’ve said it all the time: it’s easy to play from behind. It’s really hard to hold a lead in this league” External link

masslive Saturday, May 1, 2021 1:43:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’m proud of our resiliency, our resolve, our togetherness, our willingness to put aside whatever happened in the first half and all of the look that we had,” “It wasn’t good. Again, that’s why we got booed. But we’ve shown that we weren’t gonna go away” External link

masslive Saturday, May 1, 2021 1:43:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’ve got a lot of work to do,” “We’re going to be working all the way to the last day of the regular season, most likely, and that’s just a part of it, all the way after that” External link

masslive Saturday, May 1, 2021 1:43:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Jaylen Brown ) : “Jaylen was being probably overly critical of last night, but he came in and backed it up. He was ready,” “You could tell in walk-through that he was ready” External link

masslive Thursday, April 29, 2021 3:05:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He will not make this excuse, but he is dealing with some of the aftereffects of it. He’s feeling better wind-wise, but he’s just a little foggy,” “He’s talked about it openly and we’ve done our best to help him, but the way he can best get through it, from everything they know, is to continue to log minutes and log experience. He is frustrated by it, I’m sure. But it affects everybody differently. It’s been a challenge for him, but all he wants to do is play and help us win” External link

masslive Thursday, April 29, 2021 1:26:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He’s played hard and he’s worked really hard at it,” “As he’s gotten more practice time and game minutes here, the difference between his play now and when we were putting him in in January and February is night and day. So it’s encouraging. It’s not a huge surprise that he would progress this quickly” External link

masslive Thursday, April 29, 2021 1:26:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I'm not even completely aware of what happened,” “I did hear there were words after the game” External link

usaToday Thursday, April 29, 2021 3:04:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I don’t know. I don’t want to get into it,” External link

masslive Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:23:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Marcus Smart ) : “I saw Marcus this morning. We talked about it,” “I’ll address that with him. We’re going to have to do point guard by committee tonight” External link

masslive Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:23:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "I'm going to get ready for (Wednesday's) game," "That's what we have to do. I'm not going to beat up the group that was out there. We should have played better" External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, April 28, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "There were some that were certainly forced, there's no question about it," "There were some that were just missed" External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, April 28, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Jayson Tatum ) : “Jayson’s just dealing with a bunch of different things from the extra load that he’s carried,” External link

masslive Wednesday, April 28, 2021 8:48:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Evan Fournier ) : “We felt like extending the game was a good idea,” “You saw it a couple plays before, they were not great against pressure. Even the play getting up the court, we thought we had them turned over there and just barely missed it. We got the turnover with Evan (Fournier), we got the ball knocked out of bounds, we felt really good about the pressure we could apply in that moment” External link

masslive Wednesday, April 28, 2021 2:08:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We haven't really had the chance to do that,” “We've had a little bit of that, when we were out West, but still that's without Fournier, obviously missing Rob (Williams) in the last game as well, so we just haven't had that opportunity. I know we're not unique in that, I know there's other teams that are dealing with that as well. We're hopeful at some point, here in the next 14 games, we can have everybody on the roster available” External link

forbes Wednesday, April 28, 2021 10:24:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’m gonna get ready for (Wednesday’s) game,” “I think that that’s what we have to do. I’m not going to beat up the group that was out there. We should have played better, we could have played better. They played better than us, and they deserved to win” External link

masslive Wednesday, April 28, 2021 6:04:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Jayson’s just dealing with a bunch of different things from the extra load that he’s carried,” External link

masslive Wednesday, April 28, 2021 12:55:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think he’s getting better, so we hope that again, he’s back at some point soon,” External link

masslive Monday, April 26, 2021 2:06:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We got outplayed, out-coached, out-hustled,” External link

forbes Monday, April 26, 2021 4:43:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens added : “The toughest team sets the rules of the game, and they set it right from the opening tip and we were on our heels the whole night,” External link

forbes Monday, April 26, 2021 4:43:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “In the past, we may have been able to get away with a subpar performance in different games,” External link

forbes Monday, April 26, 2021 4:43:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “All I know is that he still had to hit the 35-footer to go up 12,” External link

masslive Monday, April 26, 2021 12:26:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I was hopeful that had changed” External link

masslive Monday, April 26, 2021 12:26:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “In the past, we may have been able to get away with a subpar performance in different games,” “This team hasn’t won a game all year that I can remember where we played subpar. So that just is a good indicator that we need to be on it. We need to be better. We need to play better” External link

masslive Monday, April 26, 2021 12:26:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It’s very likely, he’s going to struggle, we just don’t have time to practice. He’s got to play and get himself up to speed,” “I just asked him how he felt and he said he was pretty winded out there. That’s not a surprise, but it’s good to get him those minutes and I don’t think he’ll have many games like that” External link

masslive Saturday, April 24, 2021 2:14:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he’s a Boston kid … those kids are important to us here,” “I never met him. My son looks up to him. Hard to talk about a basketball game” External link

dailyjournal Saturday, April 24, 2021 5:32:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he's a Boston kid ... those kids are important to us here,” External link

wesh Saturday, April 24, 2021 4:57:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he’s a Boston kid ... those kids are important to us here,” “I never met him. My son looks up to him. Hard to talk about a basketball game” External link

wlwt Saturday, April 24, 2021 2:43:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he’s a Boston kid ... those kids are important to us here,” “I never met him. My son looks up to him. Hard to talk about a basketball game” External link

wlwt Saturday, April 24, 2021 2:43:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he’s a Boston kid ... those kids are important to us here,” “I never met him. My son looks up to him. Hard to talk about a basketball game” External link

msn-uk Saturday, April 24, 2021 2:26:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he’s a Boston kid ... those kids are important to us here,” “I never met him. My son looks up to him. Hard to talk about a basketball game” External link

samoaobserver Saturday, April 24, 2021 2:17:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The biggest thing is we have an open line of communication with the individual,” External link

masslive Saturday, April 24, 2021 2:11:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It’s the NBA in 2021,” External link

masslive Saturday, April 24, 2021 2:11:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he’s a Boston kid … those kids are important to us here,” “I never met him. My son looks up to him. Hard to talk about a basketball game” External link

therepublic Saturday, April 24, 2021 1:15:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he’s a Boston kid ... those kids are important to us here,” External link

wcvb Friday, April 23, 2021 7:54:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens told : “To be honest, as I was walking down the hallway, I just heard this news about Terrence Clarke,” External link

wishtv Friday, April 23, 2021 7:47:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he’s a Boston kid ... those kids are important to us here,” “I never met him. My son looks up to him. Hard to talk about a basketball game” External link

suntimes Friday, April 23, 2021 6:10:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Not sure how much I want to talk about the game,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, April 23, 2021 6:09:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he's a Boston kid ... those kids are important to us here," "I never met him. My son looks up to him. Hard to talk about a basketball game" External link

abc7ny Friday, April 23, 2021 5:11:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he’s a Boston kid … those kids are important to us here,” “I never met him. My son looks up to him. Hard to talk about a basketball game” External link

fox59 Friday, April 23, 2021 4:40:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he’s a Boston kid … those kids are important to us here,” “I never met him. My son looks up to him. Hard to talk about a basketball game” External link

wkbn Friday, April 23, 2021 3:14:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he’s a Boston kid … those kids are important to us here,” “I never met him. My son looks up to him. Hard to talk about a basketball game” External link

wwlp Friday, April 23, 2021 2:19:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider hes a Boston kid ... those kids are important to us here," "I never met him. My son looks up to him. Hard to talk about a basketball game" External link

thesun Friday, April 23, 2021 12:59:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he's a Boston kid ... those kids are important to us here," "I never met him. My son looks up to him. Hard to talk about a basketball game" External link

independent-UK Friday, April 23, 2021 10:14:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he’s a Boston kid ... those kids are important to us here,” “I never met him. My son looks up to him. Hard to talk about a basketball game” External link

seattlepi Friday, April 23, 2021 9:02:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he’s a Boston kid ... those kids are important to us here,” “I never met him. My son looks up to him. Hard to talk about a basketball game” External link

buffalonews Friday, April 23, 2021 9:02:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he’s a Boston kid ... those kids are important to us here,” “I never met him. My son looks up to him. Hard to talk about a basketball game” External link

guardian Friday, April 23, 2021 8:36:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he’s a Boston kid ... those kids are important to us here,” “I never met him. My son looks up to him. Hard to talk about a basketball game” External link

usaToday Friday, April 23, 2021 8:29:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens told : "To be honest, as I was walking down the hallway, I just heard this news about Terrence Clarke," External link

foxcarolina Friday, April 23, 2021 8:26:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he’s a Boston kid ... those kids are important to us here,” “I never met him. My son looks up to him. Hard to talk about a basketball game” External link

wacotrib Friday, April 23, 2021 8:15:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he’s a Boston kid ... those kids are important to us here,” “I never met him. My son looks up to him. Hard to talk about a basketball game” External link

gazette Friday, April 23, 2021 7:49:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he’s a Boston kid … those kids are important to us here,” “I never met him. My son looks up to him. Hard to talk about a basketball game” External link

denverpost Friday, April 23, 2021 7:42:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he's a Boston kid ... those kids are important to us here," "I never met him. My son looks up to him. Hard to talk about a basketball game" External link

abc7ny Friday, April 23, 2021 7:38:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he’s a Boston kid ... those kids are important to us here,” “I never met him. My son looks up to him. Hard to talk about a basketball game” External link

missoulian Friday, April 23, 2021 7:37:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he’s a Boston kid ... those kids are important to us here,” “I never met him. My son looks up to him. Hard to talk about a basketball game” External link

eagletribune Friday, April 23, 2021 7:30:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he’s a Boston kid … those kids are important to us here,” “I never met him. My son looks up to him. Hard to talk about a basketball game” External link

washtimes Friday, April 23, 2021 7:27:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he’s a Boston kid ... those kids are important to us here,” “I never met him. My son looks up to him. Hard to talk about a basketball game” External link

wftv Friday, April 23, 2021 7:07:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he’s a Boston kid … those kids are important to us here,” “I never met him. My son looks up to him. Hard to talk about a basketball game” External link

680news Friday, April 23, 2021 6:45:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I was walking down the hallway and I just heard this news about Terrence Clarke. I’m not sure how much I want to talk about the game,” “When you consider it, a Boston kid ... I don’t know what’s real yet, I’ve not heard anything confirmed, but I’ve read what you’ve read and, you know, those kids are important to us here. I never met him, but my son looks up to him. It’s hard to talk about a basketball game with even the idea that that’s floating out there. You pray that it’s not true” External link

masslive Friday, April 23, 2021 6:45:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It’s first and foremost a personal choice,” External link

masslive Friday, April 23, 2021 6:45:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "As I was walking down the hallway, I just heard this news about Terrence Clarke and not sure how much I'd wanna talk about the game when you consider it a Boston kid," External link

wcvb Friday, April 23, 2021 5:48:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "As I was walking down the hallway, I just heard this news about Terrence Clarke and not sure how much I'd wanna talk about the game when you consider it a Boston kid," "Even though I've never met him, my son looks up to him. It's hard to talk about a basketball game with even the idea that's floating out there and I pray that it's not true" External link

wcvb Friday, April 23, 2021 5:48:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I don’t know if he’ll be cleared to play by (Friday) night,” External link

masslive Friday, April 23, 2021 1:02:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Rob went through a pretty good amount of work (Wednesday) in the hopes that he might be able to practice and play (Thursday),” “Wasn’t able to do it. Same thing (Thursday) morning, wasn’t able to do it” External link

masslive Friday, April 23, 2021 1:02:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I gathered it was triggered in that game,” “But I don’t know. ... He had not been talking about that before, at least not to me” External link

masslive Friday, April 23, 2021 1:02:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “With the addition of Evan, when he gets back, and the addition of Jabari, I think there isn’t much known from game to game,” “That’s a difficult position to be in for those guys. But I feel really good about what we would look like from a rotation standpoint on most nights. As you get deep into the season and potentially a playoff scenario, I feel really good about what we’d look like” External link

masslive Friday, April 23, 2021 1:02:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’re hopeful at some point, here in the next 14 games, we can have everybody on the roster available,” External link

wsau Thursday, April 22, 2021 10:24:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We're hopeful at some point, here in the next 14 games, we can have everybody on the roster available," External link

wsau Thursday, April 22, 2021 2:53:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We just haven’t had that opportunity and I know we’re not unique in that,” “We’re hopeful at some point in the next 14 games that we can have everyone on the roster available, but we’re still not there” External link

masslive Thursday, April 22, 2021 12:47:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I was never offered a package. That’s all news to me. Secondly, I wasn’t going to leave anyways,” External link

bangordailynews Tuesday, April 20, 2021 8:51:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “This place has been so good to our family, so good to me, and we owe them — especially in the middle of a very trying time and a very trying season,” External link

bangordailynews Tuesday, April 20, 2021 8:51:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I don’t know how long I’m going to coach. I don’t know how long I’m going to coach in the NBA. I don’t know how long they’ll want me to coach in the NBA,” “I am thrilled to be the Celtics head coach and it is a great challenge and a great responsibility” External link

bangordailynews Tuesday, April 20, 2021 8:51:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Tremont has just got a knack,” “He did not play well in the Lakers game, so he was hungry to play well. I thought he really lifted us up” External link

masslive Tuesday, April 20, 2021 2:13:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Knock on wood, hopefully we have a few of these guys back,” “That’ll make practice better and hopefully we’ll be a little bit better” External link

masslive Tuesday, April 20, 2021 2:13:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Tremont came out and gave us the best chance to be organized,” “Tremont just has a knack. He did not play well in the Lakers game and was hungry to play well. I thought he lifted us up. ... I certainly thought he had a good night” External link

masslive Tuesday, April 20, 2021 2:13:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I don’t know what happened with Tristan,” “Jaylen told me he felt his. He’s going to get it looked at right now. I don’t know what happened. It was a physical game, a tough game” External link

masslive Tuesday, April 20, 2021 6:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I was never offered a package. That’s all news to me. Secondly, I wasn’t going to leave anyways,” External link

usaToday Tuesday, April 20, 2021 3:05:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “This place has been so good to our family, so good to me, and we owe them — especially in the middle of a very trying time and a very trying season,” External link

usaToday Tuesday, April 20, 2021 3:05:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I don’t know how long I’m going to coach. I don’t know how long I’m going to coach in the NBA. I don’t know how long they’ll want me to coach in the NBA,” “I am thrilled to be the Celtics head coach and it is a great challenge and a great responsibility” External link

usaToday Tuesday, April 20, 2021 3:05:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I don’t know if he’ll be able to join us for practice or not when we practice again on Wednesday,” External link

masslive Tuesday, April 20, 2021 1:56:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He’s a guy that can score,” External link

masslive Tuesday, April 20, 2021 1:56:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “First of all I was never offered a package so that’s all news to me,” “Secondly I wasn’t going to leave anyway. The reason being is because this place, whether it’s a pro organization or a college has been so good to our family, so good to me. We owe them, in the middle of a very trying season, which is right in the middle of a pandemic. We owe them to stay the course” External link

masslive Tuesday, April 20, 2021 1:56:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He did a lot of good things,” External link

masslive Monday, April 19, 2021 8:42:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "I said it the other day: I'm not. And I tried to say it as clearly as I could and also make sure that people understand that that place, to me, (is) special," External link

usaToday Sunday, April 18, 2021 7:43:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The smallest part of me enjoys it. I just hate competing against him. But man, do I love watching him,” “He is as fun to watch as any player because of his creativity and mastery of shooting. You just never feel good if you’re an opponent. You always feel like you’re the next line of a fairy tale. I don’t lose too much sleep seeing the ball go in over two people or seeing some of the magical shots. ... There’s only so much you can do. We doubled him several times and it seemed like the only one he missed was from half court” External link

masslive Sunday, April 18, 2021 2:15:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We went through that stretch at the start of the fourth quarter where we needed to score,” “He gave us some opportunities there. But in the first half and the second he played on the baseline and played to his strength. He did a lot of good things. He’ll pick up our defense as time goes on and we’ll figure out how best to play with him on both ends” External link

masslive Sunday, April 18, 2021 7:56:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Jabari’s been a good player in the league for a few years now. He’s obviously had a rough couple of last stops,” External link

masslive Sunday, April 18, 2021 2:37:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens added : “Hopefully this is a play where he can find his groove,” “That’s important. We’re going to work hard to help him” External link

masslive Sunday, April 18, 2021 2:37:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’re going to be mostly looking at him as a guy that can play some four for us but maybe some small-ball five in some lineups especially around some of our better players, as a ball-mover, as a passer, as a playmaker, as a drive, as a guy that can put the ball in the basket, that’s a real threat to put the ball in the basket,” External link

masslive Sunday, April 18, 2021 2:37:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We have a tendency to be loose with the ball, and we’ve got to stop that,” “It’ll bite us in time. You can’t keep playing like that and expect to win” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Friday, April 16, 2021 8:45:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think we played 75 games before we had fans back in Boston, whether it was the in the bubble or at home,” “But there was one that stood out above all others, and how eerie it felt, and that was the Lakers game. … This thing was meant for people to be here” External link

masslive Friday, April 16, 2021 1:59:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It will bite us in time, whether it’s Saturday night against Golden State, because they make you pay: turnovers become three points on the other end,” “We’ve got to clean it up. Can’t keep playing like that and expect to win” External link

masslive Friday, April 16, 2021 1:59:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Obviously, we have a lot to improve on,” External link

masslive Friday, April 16, 2021 1:59:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We have a tendency to be loose with the ball, and we’ve got to stop that,” “It'll bite us in time. You can't keep playing like that and expect to win” External link

seattlepi Friday, April 16, 2021 8:59:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It is what it is. That’s the way they’re going to determine playoffs. I don’t really have a reaction to it. I understand the entertainment value when it comes to play-in games. That said. We will not prioritize our seed over our players’ health, that’s for sure,” “If there’s somebody that needs to sit, (Jayson) Tatum, Jaylen (Brown), whoever. I think we’ve been pretty consistent with that with Kemba (Walker) as well. We’ll land where we land. Hopefully, we’re still playing and we get a chance to move on” External link

masslive Wednesday, April 14, 2021 2:42:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Damian Lillard ) : “It’s obvious. They’re going to get a 3-point shot off with 3.5 seconds and no timeouts most likely. So you want to make it as hard as possible,” “It wouldn’t matter if we were up one or two at that moment. You have such a better chance with them taking time away with them catching the ball going toward their basket. (Damian) Lillard doesn’t get a full head of steam going down the court or the chance to draw a foul on an out-of-bounds play” External link

masslive Wednesday, April 14, 2021 2:42:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We just needed something to get us going,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, April 13, 2021 1:36:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “That game won’t have anything to do with what we’ve done in the past, we have to prepare to play it well,” External link

masslive Monday, April 12, 2021 2:30:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “This is a really hard road trip, obviously,” “We’re playing really good teams. Nobody’s hotter than Denver right now. But I’m looking at it more objectively of how we respond in the middle of games, the way that we’ve stayed with it. Those types of things have been better of late. And I think that we’re not perfect. We have some things that we have to manage” External link

masslive Sunday, April 11, 2021 9:04:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Isaiah Thomas ) : "It was a lot like I recall with Isaiah on so many occasions. He just wouldn’t let us lose," "When we were coming back in the third, you could see he had it" External link

foxnews Saturday, April 10, 2021 2:57:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Jayson Tatum ) : "Tatum was super special tonight and that’s coming off a heavy minute night the night before," "Don’t mistake his quiet demeanor for not being a competitor. He was a competitor" External link

foxnews Saturday, April 10, 2021 2:57:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Both of the last two games have been pretty good as far as that goes,” “I think that a lot of people deserve credit for that. Everybody on the court. The bench was really good, it was really loud” External link

masslive Saturday, April 10, 2021 1:33:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Ricky Rubio ) : “We were too loose with the ball,” “I don’t know why that is, because everybody that’s played in the league knows (Ricky) Rubio is just like laying in the weeds trying to steal the ball. He’s unbelievable at reading plays, he’ll shoot the gap, he’s got all that stuff” External link

masslive Saturday, April 10, 2021 1:33:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I didn’t think our starters played great out of the gate but I thought that those guys would give us a good chance to start that quarter well,” “So we were going to mix it up, but I didn’t want the game to get out of hand that quickly” External link

masslive Saturday, April 10, 2021 1:33:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’re not going to do that every night,” External link

masslive Saturday, April 10, 2021 1:33:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Jayson Tatum ) : “Tatum was super special tonight, and that’s coming off of a heavy-minute night the night before,” “Don’t mistake his quiet demeanor for not being a competitor. He is a competitor” External link

masslive Saturday, April 10, 2021 7:02:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Kemba Walker ) : “I mean, that was a what-we’re-used-to, grind-it-out, physical kind of Celtics win that I think has been what we’ve been about when we’re at our best,” “I thought that we played really hard tonight. I thought we really guarded tonight, super physical, second night of a back-to-back. We didn’t shoot it perfectly. We had that stretch at the start of the fourth where we went cold, but just a great response after a tough one last night, coming back and play another physical, tough team with Kemba out. That was one of our better wins of the year, all things considered, because of the way that our guys had to figure out a way to win” External link

masslive Thursday, April 8, 2021 1:11:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "That was what we’re used to — kind of a grind-out Celtic win, which is what we’ve been about when we’re at our best," External link

foxnews Thursday, April 8, 2021 12:43:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We were loose with our passes, we took too much of a gamble, too much of a risk and it backfired,” External link

gulf-times Wednesday, April 7, 2021 11:50:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We were loose with our passes, we took too much of a gamble, too much of a risk and it backfired," External link

JakartaPost Wednesday, April 7, 2021 1:13:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens explained : “They’re big, strong, physical guys that take you where they want to go,” External link

masslive Wednesday, April 7, 2021 1:13:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Both of our guys are learning some of that stuff but also they do as much on the perimeter as they do in that area,” “That’s not a knock, that’s just who they are as players. And so I think that’s important to know. Not everybody is going to be able to get to the free-throw line the same. But it’s been a problem for our team over time, and that’s why I think it’s important to grow in that area, but we will never - I don’t think we’ll ever get to the point where we’re matching those guys’ free-throw attempts or we think that’s something we can count on” External link

masslive Wednesday, April 7, 2021 1:13:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Rob had the two turnovers early where he tried to thread the needle to Jayson (Tatum) that probably weren’t there and from that point on,” “I just didn’t think we hit our bigs enough to cut. That’s just what we want to be. We did have to play some unique lineups just because of how much in foul trouble we were — and how dominant Embiid was” External link

masslive Wednesday, April 7, 2021 1:13:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “You have to be sure with the ball against them because otherwise they get running in transition,” “In the half court they’re hard enough to stop, but if you let them have runouts, it’s impossible” External link

masslive Wednesday, April 7, 2021 1:13:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We were loose with our passes, we took too much of a gamble, too much of a risk and it backfired," External link

afp-en Wednesday, April 7, 2021 8:44:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Yeah Rob’s got a lot of work on but, he’s a guy that -- he’ll get better,” External link

masslive Wednesday, April 7, 2021 6:42:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "I think he adds a great deal of value to our team," External link

wcvb Wednesday, April 7, 2021 2:36:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’m not going to get into specifics, but the thing I’d say is I wouldn’t expect to see him this week,” External link

masslive Wednesday, April 7, 2021 2:22:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think we have a great sense of where he is, as far as where he’s come and everything else, but he’s going to be rusty for awhile,” External link

masslive Wednesday, April 7, 2021 2:22:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I thought we did a really good job the other night of finding him and getting him going, we probably could find him more tonight although he only played 21 minutes,” “He didn’t obviously play a normal long stint at all basically in the fourth quarter. But there’s a lot of things he does” External link

masslive Monday, April 5, 2021 1:16:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “No. 1 he’s a guy who can put the ball in the basket, and the other team knows that,” External link

masslive Monday, April 5, 2021 1:16:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It does open up a lot, it’s just another avenue to get a paint threat” External link

masslive Monday, April 5, 2021 1:16:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I haven’t been told anything other than that he’s playing,” “He hasn’t been on the court yet, but he got treatment and he seems to feel good” External link

masslive Sunday, April 4, 2021 11:41:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Romeo will be available, but he’s not ready for anything significant,” External link

masslive Sunday, April 4, 2021 11:41:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think the narrative around our team in the past two games was a little worse than how we played,” “We had a tough stretch in that Dallas game but we also got beat by ridiculous shot making. We had the same thing in the New Orleans game. They had their best shot-making night of the year. We had time to reflect on that. We had time to circle back to what we thought was most important as a team and say, ‘ok this is what we need to do to be a little bit better, to put our signature on the last 24 games.’ Let’s see if we can’t find a time to peak here soon” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, April 4, 2021 3:34:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We had time to circle back to what we thought was most important as a team and say, ‘Okay, this is what we need to do to be a little bit better to put our signature on these last 24 games, starting with (Friday),’” “So that’s what we did, guys did a good job and stayed together and see if we can find a time to peak here soon” External link

masslive Saturday, April 3, 2021 1:26:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think it’ll be a pretty similar timeline once he passes all the cardiac testing and everything else,” External link

masslive Friday, April 2, 2021 1:36:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It’s not time to dream about the future — it’s time to do it now,” External link

masslive Thursday, April 1, 2021 10:21:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens declared : “Well, I think as a coach, you should always not put a ceiling on your team and you should always have faith,” External link

masslive Thursday, April 1, 2021 1:03:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens declared : “It’s just the same old story,” “It’s like 12 minute droughts because we don’t respond. Then we pick ourselves up and we’ve got a big deficit and we play the way that teams can play down. Now I’m not crazy enough to think you can always play that way, because it’s easy to play when you’re down. The other team has all the pressure in the world when they’re up 23 with six minutes left in the third. You just play free. But we’ve got to respond better in the middle of the game. We just haven’t. That’s the bottom line” External link

masslive Thursday, April 1, 2021 1:03:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We got to the rim multiple times and had beautiful kick outs, great attempts and finishes,” External link

masslive Thursday, April 1, 2021 1:03:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It’s just the same old story,” External link

masslive Thursday, April 1, 2021 6:32:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It’s not time to dream about the future — it’s time to do it now,” “We need to play better. We need to show up and compete every night with great urgency all the way through the game, regardless of what just happened. And so I don’t really care about the future and I don’t really care about the first 48 games. What are we going to do and that’s the question. It’s time to show up” External link

masslive Thursday, April 1, 2021 6:32:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’ve been around good teams, and I’ve been around bad teams,” External link

masslive Thursday, April 1, 2021 6:32:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He got cleared to do all the, you know, drills and work and everything else by our cardiac specialists,” External link

masslive Wednesday, March 31, 2021 12:33:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It’ll make a difference. It’ll be good just to see fans,” External link

masslive Tuesday, March 30, 2021 2:28:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We weren’t able to match them in the first half,” “I thought they made shots, they made it really difficult on us. I thought we were flying around, super engaged. Second half, obviously it turned in the third quarter. They kept that up. We just didn’t respond as a group as well as we can” External link

masslive Tuesday, March 30, 2021 1:22:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I thought we got stagnant. I thought we took some really, really hard shots in the second half,” “So this was one of those nights where we’re gonna have to score the ball, ‘cause the other team is really shooting it. So again, I think sometimes you make it more difficult than it is. They played great tonight and we didn’t quite match it. That was, to me, the story of the game” External link

masslive Tuesday, March 30, 2021 1:22:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “For those of us that have coached and played basketball games in front of no one — it’s been fun, it’s been basketball, but it hasn’t felt normal and right,” “Tonight felt normal and right even though we missed more shots than they did” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, March 30, 2021 6:31:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “That was a little bit of a curveball obviously,” External link

masslive Tuesday, March 30, 2021 2:02:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens added : “He’s gotten the crash course in a very short amount of time. He’s a veteran. He’s been there, done that. He’s played against us, you know, tons of times, probably knows our plays as well as anybody, and certainly, we just want him to play to his strengths and not worry about anything else” External link

masslive Tuesday, March 30, 2021 2:02:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He got cleared to do all the, you know, drills and work and everything else by our cardiac specialists,” “So today was the first time he’s done anything in however many weeks, and he felt it. So I don’t know when he’ll be cleared to play, per se, but he’ll certainly come soon and he’ll be active soon, but he’s not going to be able to play long stints for awhile. You may be able to throw him in there in one of these upcoming games at home for a couple minutes at a time, but that’s about it” External link

masslive Tuesday, March 30, 2021 2:02:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I don’t really want to get into the specifics of everything, because I don’t know all the answers,” “As far as frustration, it’s been a very consistent theme for us to be missing people. But hopefully that won’t be long-term. We’ll see how this all goes and go from there” External link

masslive Sunday, March 28, 2021 1:11:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "He'll be a high-minutes player," "We're certainly going to count on him to do what he does" External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, March 28, 2021 12:14:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "I think it's been pretty evident that bench scoring, whatever form it comes in, whether he's off the bench or the others off the bench, is a necessity," "And so I think that that'll be a real positive, and we're excited that he's joining us" External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, March 28, 2021 12:14:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We played with purpose, connectivity, I thought everybody that played gave us a good lift,” “And so that was a positive. We needed to play better. We felt like there was a lot we could build off of in the last two quarters of the last game” External link

masslive Saturday, March 27, 2021 1:28:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I just think the most important thing for him is to have an aggressive mindset,” External link

masslive Saturday, March 27, 2021 1:28:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Rob can impact at the rim but if you make him rotate off his guy, teams are good enough to jump pass and dump it off to the big in the dunker or they’re good enough to jump past get their eyes to the rim, and hit corners,” “That’s how we got sprayed a few times on individual drives. So it’s nice to have guys that can block shots down there” External link

masslive Saturday, March 27, 2021 7:31:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He’s got to create a great synergy with the starters as far as getting them open, and getting them the right looks and those types of things,” “I thought he did a great job tonight. Listen, he’s clearly our best big that’s here. It’s not a knock on Mo or Luke. He’s just ahead of both those guys. We’ll cross all those other bridges when we get there” External link

masslive Saturday, March 27, 2021 7:31:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It puts a lot on him,” “I think that he’s made a lot of strides. He does a lot of good things, and he can fill up a stat sheet. I think that there’s things that he will just continue to improve upon and his best days are still far ahead, as much as the glimpses that he shows. But those glimpses have become a lot more consistent, and his effort has been terrific. He’s a competitive guy” External link

masslive Saturday, March 27, 2021 2:07:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He’s always been more comfortable coming off the bench,” “So he will have to adjust here at least for this near-term. ... I know that Rob is a critical part of our team now and a critical part of our team in the future” External link

masslive Saturday, March 27, 2021 2:07:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I thought [the Bucks] just hit us in the mouth and kept punching and we were lucky to be within what we were even at halftime giving up 70 points,” “It didn’t look good there at the start of the half, but then guys went to it, you know, really played well, possession to possession, and gave us a chance to win” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, March 25, 2021 11:03:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Obviously we don’t have much time left from a big-picture standpoint,” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, March 25, 2021 11:03:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “They just hit us in the mouth and kept punching and we were lucky to be within what we were even at halftime giving up 70 points,” External link

masslive Thursday, March 25, 2021 1:14:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I thought [the Bucks] just hit us in the mouth and kept punching and we were lucky to be within what we were even at halftime giving up 70 points,” “It didn’t look good there at the start of the half, but then guys went to it, you know, really played well, possession to possession, and gave us a chance to win” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, March 25, 2021 7:46:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Obviously we don’t have much time left from a big-picture standpoint,” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, March 25, 2021 4:45:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It felt like he was getting what he wanted to off the glass,” “They got several rebounds while we were trying to wrestle with him. Their guards crashed in there and got several rebounds and they were huge plays, obviously” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:15:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I hope it’s nothing big,” “He’s been testing [for COVID-19] every day. I would guess it’s just general illness” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:15:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think for sure our shot profile this year has not been as good as it needs to be,” “We’ve talked about that, and we’ve tried in two of the past three games, we’ve tried to get better. But I think that’s got to improve. I think people mistake that for ‘shoot a lot of threes.’ We’re trying to get layups, trying to get dunks, we’re trying to drive the ball” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:15:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’ve said from the get-go, the challenge for guys like him, especially young, young shooters that come into the league is adjusting to the speed of the game,” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:15:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “None of those young guys have really separated themselves from the others,” “What Aaron has brought to the table is encouraging. I believe strongly in his work and what he will become, for sure” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:15:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think we’ve tried our best to tell our team from the get-go that we’ve got to hit curveballs,” “This is going to be constant. As a staff, when we wake up every morning, we don’t know what’s going to happen with regard with who’s available” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, March 23, 2021 11:14:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I could not be more thrilled for him,” “Couldn’t be a more deserving person and a guy that I think will be incredible now that he has his own opportunity” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, March 23, 2021 11:14:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He’s as good as it gets,” “He’s got great perspective. He’s a great basketball coach” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, March 23, 2021 11:14:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "Even though he ended with 16 points, it felt like a lot bigger than that," "It felt like he was getting what he wanted off the glass" External link

foxnews Tuesday, March 23, 2021 2:22:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think the last two nights have been a lot more like Celtics basketball,” “So I’m disappointed we didn’t play better in overtime. I thought the ball stopped a little bit more in overtime, and maybe that was due to legs, all that stuff, because those guys were all playing a little heavier minutes than usual. But they were battling. And we made a lot of tough plays, we made a lot of plays to give ourselves a chance the last 30 or 45 seconds of the game in regulation. That was good, poised stuff. So we can build off the last two nights and we’ve got to. This is disappointing, but it’s also more who we want to look like at least” External link

masslive Tuesday, March 23, 2021 1:26:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We talked about that the other day with all those guys and I think you saw that more in the Orlando game,” External link

masslive Tuesday, March 23, 2021 1:26:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “There was a point in time, in the second and third, where, stops were, we weren’t good tonight,” External link

masslive Tuesday, March 23, 2021 1:26:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The last two nights have been a lot more like Celtics basketball,” “So I’m disappointed we didn’t play better in overtime. I thought the ball stopped a little bit more in overtime, and maybe that was due to legs, all that stuff, because those guys were all playing a little heavier minutes than usual. But they were battling” External link

masslive Tuesday, March 23, 2021 1:26:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We made a lot of plays to give ourselves a chance the last 30 or 45 seconds of the game in regulation,” “That was good, poised stuff. So we can build off the last two nights and we’ve got to. This is disappointing, but it’s also more who we want to look like at least” External link

masslive Tuesday, March 23, 2021 1:26:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I hope it’s nothing big,” “He’s been testing [for COVID-19] every day. I would guess it’s just general illness” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, March 23, 2021 7:03:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “My impression is it’s hard to join up on these trips just with all the protocols that there are,” External link

masslive Tuesday, March 23, 2021 3:08:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “You want to just stay the course and play the right way,” External link

masslive Monday, March 22, 2021 1:05:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It takes teams time. Sometimes it comes quick. Sometimes it comes at different stages in the season, and some teams never get it,” “The goal is to find your best version. ... We have to do it with all five on every possession at both ends of the floor” External link

usaToday Monday, March 22, 2021 2:17:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It takes teams time. Sometimes it comes quick. Sometimes it comes at different stages in the season, and some teams never get it,” “The goal is to find your best version. ... We have to do it with all five on every possession at both ends of the floor” External link

eagletribune Monday, March 22, 2021 1:35:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "I said it the other day: I'm not (considering it)," External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, March 20, 2021 7:46:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "I love coming to work every day. I love this area," External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, March 20, 2021 7:46:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Fun often follows winning, but what comes first?” “Winning or doing hard stuff? You got to do hard stuff and it will all follow after that” External link

masslive Saturday, March 20, 2021 1:37:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens explained : “I think we need to be more engaged in each other, and I think that teams are fragile things,” “Guys are trying, and they are all really good guys trying, but sometimes even when you’re giving good effort, or you have a group of possessions that go pretty well, five guys engaged does a lot, and we just haven’t had that recently. And that’s concerning. We have to play as a team” External link

masslive Saturday, March 20, 2021 1:37:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It’s got to be 17 guys dying to play well together — and I think the fun follows that,” “You share it. You dive on the floor, you rebound, you’re tough every single play. When something doesn’t go your way, you tip the cap to the guy. ... We need more of that, bottom line. And you know what, it’s fair to say that’s on me” External link

masslive Saturday, March 20, 2021 6:38:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’m more looking at the engagement level in each other and that’s what wasn’t there in that game early on again,” “They are good people and I can’t say enough good things about them. That’s why I believe it’s there. That’s why I think our ceiling is better than we played because I believe in who we have. We got to do it together. That’s the bottom line” External link

masslive Saturday, March 20, 2021 6:38:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I tried to say it as clearly as I could and also make sure that people understand that that place, to me, is special,” “Like I said the other day, I’m so grateful for this organization and to the people here for all that they’ve done for us” External link

masslive Saturday, March 20, 2021 1:15:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think that’s basketball, but you have to be able to respond to those moments, you have to be able to respond to those runs and we did, we just did it too late,” External link

masslive Thursday, March 18, 2021 1:09:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I just want to play good basketball,” External link

masslive Thursday, March 18, 2021 1:09:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “All we’re going to keep trying to focus on is playing good basketball,” “And we saw more of that in the second half and didn’t see enough of it in the first — and it bit us. If you have a stretch like that against an NBA team, you’re usually in for a bad night. And when you’re playing a team that played with the kind of urgency and the way they did tonight, they made us pay for that. So, I just want to play good basketball” External link

masslive Thursday, March 18, 2021 1:09:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “You have to be able to respond to those moments,” “You have to be able to respond to those runs and we did. We just did it too late. I thought we were affected because we got, I felt like, really good looks early and the ball wasn’t going in. And you could kind of see our shoulders slump and all affected as a group” External link

masslive Thursday, March 18, 2021 1:09:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "Sometimes, that's the way the game goes," External link

foxnews Thursday, March 18, 2021 12:09:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I thought we came out of the gate with really good effort,” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, March 18, 2021 8:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We came out of the gate with really good effort, and what happened was I thought we were affected by missing shots,” “You could see our body language change. They had several possessions there on their offensive end where we got them to the end of the clock ... you could feel that effort. But then we were affected and then it took us a while to get that back” External link

masslive Thursday, March 18, 2021 7:09:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “All we’re going to keep trying to focus on is playing good basketball,” “And we saw more of that in the second half and didn’t see enough of it in the first — and it bit us. If you have a stretch like that against an NBA team, you’re usually in for a bad night. And when you’re playing a team that played with the kind of urgency and the way they did tonight, they made us pay for that” External link

masslive Thursday, March 18, 2021 7:09:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “If you would have told me we took 18 more shots in the game, I would have felt pretty good about our chances,” “But I do think the quality of shots, as far as, just from an efficiency standpoint, favored to them quite a bit. As it has all year. They’ve been the best in the league at it” External link

masslive Wednesday, March 17, 2021 1:08:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "That does mean a lot, I won’t act like that doesn’t," "It’s flattering. But I also realize that I’m the coach of the Celtics. It’s been an amazing opportunity, an amazing challenge every day for the last eight years and I’m extremely grateful" External link

foxnews Wednesday, March 17, 2021 12:59:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “All those guys are exceptionally skilled,” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, March 17, 2021 7:31:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “That’s not referring to like a desire to do that,” External link

masslive Wednesday, March 17, 2021 6:38:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “That does mean a lot, I won’t act like that doesn’t,” “It’s flattering. But I also realize that I’m the coach of the Celtics. It’s been an amazing opportunity, an amazing challenge every day for the last eight years and I’m extremely grateful” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, March 17, 2021 6:25:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Listen every job has it’s challenges,” External link

masslive Wednesday, March 17, 2021 1:47:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Couldn’t me a more deserving person,” External link

masslive Wednesday, March 17, 2021 1:47:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The greatest compliment you can give somebody on a sports team is that they made everybody around them better,” “I used to play with Micah in open gym, traveling across the city of Indianapolis when we were 16, 17 years old, when we didn’t hardly know each other. And it was obvious then he was a guy you wanted to play with, because he knew how to play and he’d get everybody the ball and he made his team better” External link

masslive Wednesday, March 17, 2021 1:47:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It’s just gratifying to know that good things happen to good people with Micah,” “Again, I could talk all day about that. Can’t say enough good things” External link

masslive Wednesday, March 17, 2021 1:47:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The last time Rick Pitino brought his team to Hinkle, we didn’t win,” “They beat us pretty good. Rick is a great coach. We played against him a couple of time when I was the head coach, and they blew our doors off both times” External link

al Monday, March 15, 2021 11:55:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Rick Pitino ) : “Rick and that Iona team - even though I haven’t seen them - will be hard to beat,” External link

al Monday, March 15, 2021 11:55:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Robbie Williams ) : “Rob obviously had a double-double, but I just think we can make it so that he can play more, and more and more as the season goes on,” External link

masslive Monday, March 15, 2021 3:04:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We gave up like 21 points in the first five minutes, I think we could have used that energy a little bit earlier,” External link

masslive Monday, March 15, 2021 3:04:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I talked to Theis at halftime—we’re going to be in a situation more now where one of those guys isn’t playing as much as we’re smaller,” “It won’t be the same guys every night, because it’ll be matchup dependent, and kind of who’s going. But all three are good players. Rob, obviously, gives us an upside there that I think we just need to keep building and building and building” External link

masslive Monday, March 15, 2021 3:04:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’re going to be in a situation more now where one of those guys isn’t playing as much as we’re smaller,” External link

masslive Monday, March 15, 2021 3:04:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We could have used that energy a little bit earlier,” “So I think that we will just use that energy whenever we can use it. I anticipate that he will be back in the starting lineup when he gets clearance to play more” External link

masslive Monday, March 15, 2021 7:38:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I didn’t think we were great early, obviously, when we gave up a bunch of points in that first stint,” “They’re harder to play big so we obviously went small for the next 42 minutes of the game” External link

masslive Monday, March 15, 2021 7:38:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I didn’t think we were great early,” “They’re harder to play big, so we obviously went small the next 42 minutes” External link

eagletribune Monday, March 15, 2021 7:34:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I thought he did a lot of good things and has come along well,” External link

masslive Monday, March 15, 2021 3:12:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “There will be one or two guys who inevitably play more than they have recently as the season goes on, which is the way that works,” “I’m looking forward to seeing who separates themselves” External link

masslive Monday, March 15, 2021 3:12:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Obviously, those guys are our three scorers that we go to the most,” “And I think for us to be any semblance of to have a realistic shot at anything significant, they all have to be playing very very well” External link

masslive Sunday, March 14, 2021 4:25:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “You have to mix it up,” “You’re not gonna beat these guys guarding them one way. They’re too good, they can make the right read too often. You just have to do your best to keep them off balance” External link

masslive Friday, March 12, 2021 2:56:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Kemba Walker ) : “I thought they paid a lot of attention to Kemba, there’s a lot of length out there on the floor,” “I thought that he generated some good looks. I thought maybe we could have gone to him a few other times late there because he’s great at generating a look but he’s also great at handling extra attention and making the right pass” External link

masslive Friday, March 12, 2021 2:56:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about James Harden ) : “We tried to go zone, we tried different things out of the zone, we tried the run and jump, we tried to trap the ball screen a little bit, and I thought they did a great job of spacing and making us pay, with their shooting around those guys,” “Obviously when Kyrie gets going like that - we’ve all seen that, he’s really special - and Harden is super special in isolation and one-on-one. You have to pick your poison a little bit, but credit all those different guys that made big, big shots for them. That’s a big reason why i think they’re so unique. They’re one of the better shooting teams that’s ever been assembled around those special one-on-one players, and those guys are special shooters too that you’re rotating to as well” External link

masslive Friday, March 12, 2021 2:56:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Great to have him back out on the floor,” “The five-minute stints suck. Right? It is what it is. There’s only so many ways to manage that, to have any rhythm at all” External link

masslive Friday, March 12, 2021 8:24:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “You want him to be able to end the game and use his versatility defensively,” “I know he’ll be excited when that 20 minute deal is over. But I thought he looked good, I thought he did a lot of good things, and he’ll only get better as he gets more used to game action” External link

masslive Friday, March 12, 2021 8:24:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I haven’t determined that, I get told that do,” External link

masslive Friday, March 12, 2021 3:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He’s a guy that knows how to play, plays both ends of the court and makes us better on both ends of the court,” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, March 11, 2021 3:52:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Romeo was out because of health and safety protocols,” External link

masslive Thursday, March 11, 2021 12:22:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I wish we had an extra day before we played but I thought our guys had a good bounce in their step today and good energy,” “So tomorrow night will be a great litmus test to see kind of where we stand because I think they are clearly a team that is going to be very, very difficult for teams to beat” External link

masslive Thursday, March 11, 2021 12:22:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He’s a guy that knows how to play, plays at both ends of the court, makes us better at both ends of the court, so obviously that’s going to help a to,” External link

masslive Thursday, March 11, 2021 12:22:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Kemba Walker ) : “I think ultimately, we’re not far away from where I thought we’d probably be knowing Kemba would be out for as long as he was,” “Then if you would have told me we’d have the injuries and health and safety stuff and everything else, this is about where I would hope or thought we would be after all of this. And the way that we got there was a little unique. I thought we had some really tough stretches and some games that were really good. But we know we can play a lot better, we know that we need to play a lot better” External link

masslive Saturday, March 6, 2021 2:52:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “we’re not far away from where I thought we’d probably be” External link

masslive Friday, March 5, 2021 2:08:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We showed a lot of resolve to stay together and to tackle this challenge together instead of pulling apart, said this the other night,” “But any of these four games could have gone the other way, and I think that’s important to remember. So we have a lot of work to do to be the kind of team we ultimately want to be” External link

masslive Friday, March 5, 2021 2:08:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Daniel Theis ) : “Well I think anytime we can save Theis minutes, just because of the minutes he’s played the last two years, it’s a good thing,” External link

masslive Friday, March 5, 2021 2:08:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens explained : “I think that you have times where you can look at people and know that we’re going to be ready – and we may not win, but we’re going to be ready,” External link

masslive Friday, March 5, 2021 2:08:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens explained : “I think ultimately, we’re not far away from where I thought we’d probably be,” External link

masslive Friday, March 5, 2021 2:08:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think part of being good in this league is being able to move on from what happened, whether it was bad or good,” “I think that you can feel a lot different about yourself week to week depending on how things are going but that can change pretty quickly” External link

bostonglobe Friday, March 5, 2021 3:44:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “This is one of those things that’s going to be probably a very rare occasional flare up but has to be managed,” “You saw that flare up this week, and as you see across the league, I think a lot of people have missed games in this past week. I think that’s largely due to the density of the last month” External link

bostonglobe Friday, March 5, 2021 3:44:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The team have stayed together when they easily could have been pulled apart by the noise,” “You have to be able to resist that at this level when you’re going through the roller coaster of the season” External link

gulf-times Thursday, March 4, 2021 3:06:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The team have stayed together when they easily could have been pulled apart by the noise,” “You have to be able to resist that at this level when you’re going through the roller coaster of the season,” External link

taipeitimes Wednesday, March 3, 2021 9:56:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’ve slept in our beds for five straight days,” “We’re fresher. We just look better. We look more like ourselves” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, March 3, 2021 5:04:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He’s on a great trajectory, really helping us,” External link

masslive Wednesday, March 3, 2021 3:40:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The team have stayed together when they easily could have been pulled apart by the noise,” “You have to be able to resist that at this level when you’re going through the roller coaster of the season” External link

themalaymailonline Wednesday, March 3, 2021 11:03:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’ve slept in our beds for five straight days,” “We’re fresher. We just look better. We look more like ourselves” External link

themalaymailonline Wednesday, March 3, 2021 11:03:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "The team have stayed together when they easily could have been pulled apart by the noise," "You have to be able to resist that at this level when you're going through the roller coaster of the season" External link

afp-en Wednesday, March 3, 2021 10:03:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "The team have stayed together when they easily could have been pulled apart by the noise," "You have to be able to resist that at this level when you're going through the roller coaster of the season" External link

afp-en Wednesday, March 3, 2021 7:58:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We've slept in our beds for five straight days," "We're fresher. We just look better. We look more like ourselves" External link

afp-en Wednesday, March 3, 2021 7:58:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We haven’t gotten into specifics about when he’ll be available or not,” External link

masslive Wednesday, March 3, 2021 3:28:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The good news is in our first few days I think we’ll practice the Wednesday before we play Brooklyn,” “Then we’ve got a couple of days before we play again, and we’ll probably practice all three of those days, which would be a little unusual, but that should give him even more of a chance to practice. And so, anytime after that, then I would assume he’d probably be more ready than not having any practice time. Now, that said, I don’t know if he’ll be that advanced by the time we get back on the practice court” External link

masslive Wednesday, March 3, 2021 3:28:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Kemba’s got two guys on him because they’re blitzing him and Theis is wide open at the free throw line,” “That’s an easy play, but it’s not the easiest pass when you’re however tall Kemba is – I don’t want to say, I usually get in trouble when I talk about how tall people are. But he delivered it every time and Theis made big baskets” External link

masslive Monday, March 1, 2021 2:17:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Jaylen Brown ) : “Jaylen’s going to be out tonight,” “He was a little bit sore yesterday, his knee flared up a little bit. Very much day to day. But will be out tonight” External link

masslive Monday, March 1, 2021 3:18:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’re going to do pretty much what we’ve done, with regards to minutes,” “I’m not going to over do Kemba’s, Jayson’s been our highest minutes player, and I don’t want have to go as high as we’ve gone but, obviously, there’s a challenge that comes with that when one of those guys are out” External link

masslive Monday, March 1, 2021 3:18:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "It’s good to get a win in a day that ends in 'y' right now," "We played closer to what we want, but still lets back it up with a bunch of games in a row of playing that way" External link

foxnews Saturday, February 27, 2021 6:42:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We played closer to what we want,” “But let’s back it up with a bunch of games in a row, playing that way” External link

masslive Saturday, February 27, 2021 2:47:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It’s good to get a win on a day that ends in ‘Y’ right now. It’s just good to get a win. I don’t care how we did it other than stay together, play together,” “It doesn’t matter who is having an off night or who is having a great night. It’s about our time finishing and figuring out a way to win” External link

masslive Saturday, February 27, 2021 2:47:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Kemba Walker ) : “Kemba helped will us a to a win in a lot of ways,” “I don’t think we win the game without his will tonight. I think no matter how everyone is playing. When that thing was (Indiana up) 18-4, he was the loudest voice. He willed us back into that thing. That’s what really good players do. That’s what veterans do. I really thought he lifted us tonight” External link

masslive Saturday, February 27, 2021 2:15:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’ve played in front of fans everywhere else. The last three games we have been playing in front of fans,” “It is eerily quiet in here compared to other places where we play. So it is an adjustment” External link

masslive Saturday, February 27, 2021 2:15:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It’s good to get a win in a day that ends in ‘y’ right now,” “We played closer to what we want, but still lets back it up with a bunch of games in a row of playing that way” External link

tribtown Saturday, February 27, 2021 7:48:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We have four games before break,” “These four games — from a mental energy, a physical energy, and everything we have — are as pivotal a four games as we’ll play all season” External link

masslive Thursday, February 25, 2021 2:25:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I would say what I say to you and everyone else is not what I say in the locker room, necessarily,” “And how you say it is certainly very important, and I’ve had my moments. Let’s put it that way. That said, I think this team looks like, right now, it’s balancing playing unconfidently and unsure with the fact that we’ve had a couple that slipped away. Listen, none of us are happy with the job that we have done, and I should be first and foremost on that list with where we are” External link

masslive Thursday, February 25, 2021 2:25:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens admitted : “We’re all stung and disappointed with how we’ve played,” “I think that’s affected the confidence of the group and instead of like fighting, scratching and clawing, we’ve had moments where we haven’t. And we have to get back to that. This team has it in them. I’ve been lucky enough to be there before with them and I know what they have in them. These next four games will tell us a lot about where we can go” External link

masslive Thursday, February 25, 2021 2:25:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens admitted : “We should play better than we have without him is number one,” External link

masslive Thursday, February 25, 2021 7:39:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “You get real information over the course of 20, 30, 40, 50 games,” “If we can play with that kind of poise in the last five minutes of games the rest of the year, then we’ll be better than we’ve been up to this point. But we have to improve a lot” External link

masslive Wednesday, February 24, 2021 2:26:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We can play with that kind of poise in the last five minutes of games the rest of the year, then we’ll be better than we’ve been up to this point,” “But we have to improve a lot. We had some real good individual performances. … Jaylen, Jayson and Kemba all had big moments, but it wasn’t quite enough to get us over the top. Again, it took two tremendous shots by a great player to beat us” External link

masslive Wednesday, February 24, 2021 8:25:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’re certainly hopeful they both make it; I think they both certainly deserve it,” External link

masslive Wednesday, February 24, 2021 3:37:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’ve talked about everything like that,” “We just made the conscious decision that he’s gonna play in the first games of back-to-backs. ... But we made that plan from the git-go and we’re going to stick with that. He feels good, which is a good thing” External link

masslive Wednesday, February 24, 2021 3:01:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “When you go back and watch the video, the toughest part for me was that if we play an average end of third, fourth quarter, then we feel really good about ourselves, because it might have been the best game we played up to that point,” “Obviously you have to put that together for 48 minutes, but it hurt. That one stung” External link

masslive Tuesday, February 23, 2021 1:39:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “There is that, ‘We can do this,’” “I think we just have to focus a little bit more on all the things we can control. Not let something that happened that didn’t go our way affect the next play and then get reorganized and attack together. I think we’ll do that” External link

masslive Tuesday, February 23, 2021 1:39:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Aaron’s energy makes a huge difference and I think it’s really helped us,” “I think we’ve got to get to the point where he can be in a closing lineup, potentially, until we’re back full, just because it gives us more space, more ability to spread the floor, more ability to play when teams really attack our best players, to play in that space and get open looks” External link

masslive Tuesday, February 23, 2021 1:39:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Well I get a chance to see him almost every day do his individual work,” External link

masslive Tuesday, February 23, 2021 1:39:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It’s enough of a trend, it’s enough of a concern, we’ve got to stop it,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, February 22, 2021 9:41:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens dijo : “Ellos han adoptado una actitud en la que quieren ganar a toda costa” External link

orlandosentinel Thursday, January 7, 2021 7:58:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens declarou : "O jeito que era reverenciado pelos jogadores com quem jogou, as pessoas com quem trabalhou, os jogadores que atuaram sob seu comando, ele era especial" External link

extra Saturday, December 26, 2020 1:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens commenté : «On a très bien joué dans les deux derniers quart-temps, mais il va falloir qu'on joue comme ça encore et encore, parce qu'on est dans une position qui nous l'impose. Mais on aime la compétition, on veut défendre nos couleurs et on tient les uns aux autres, c'est comme ça qu'on reste compétitif» External link

lessentiel-lu-fr Saturday, September 26, 2020 9:48:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens commenté : «On a très bien joué dans les deux derniers quart-temps, mais il va falloir qu'on joue comme ça encore et encore, parce qu'on est dans une position qui nous l'impose. Mais on aime la compétition, on veut défendre nos couleurs et on tient les uns aux autres, c'est comme ça qu'on reste compétitif» External link

la-croix Saturday, September 26, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens commenté : "On a très bien joué dans les deux derniers quart-temps, mais il va falloir qu'on joue comme ça encore et encore, parce qu'on est dans une position qui nous l'impose. Mais on aime la compétition, on veut défendre nos couleurs et on tient les uns aux autres, c'est comme ça qu'on reste compétitif" External link

afp-fr Saturday, September 26, 2020 7:18:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens declaró : “Siempre es bueno contar con jugadores de vuelta” External link

wsoctv Tuesday, December 10, 2019 1:40:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens indicó : “Va a ir mañana con los médicos, y se decidirá si él necesita cirugía o no” “Suena como que, si él decide que la operación es lo mejor, podría tener un mejor cronograma. Así que veremos lo que resulta” External link

wsoctv Sunday, November 10, 2019 4:47:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens comentó : “Creo que todo lo que siempre he pensado y creído sobre el juego simplemente ha sido reforzado” “Creo que este equipo tendrá que jugar diferente en ambos lados de la cancha. No enormemente diferente, pero tendremos que hacer cosas aquí y allá” External link

wsoctv Tuesday, October 1, 2019 6:01:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens disse : "Isso é muito positivo, mas certamente é assustador" "Para mim, ele é um amigo e nossas famílias se dão muito bem. Então, você nem pensa em algo mais. Você só quer que ele esteja confortável e se sentindo ótimo, melhorando" External link

atarde Friday, May 3, 2019 1:53:00 AM EAT



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Brad StevensFR7.39%
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Tom Thibodeau said ( about Brad Stevens ) : “Obviously being the head coach of the Celtics is a great responsibility. I think he’s prepared himself extremely well with the people he’s worked for, the coaches that he played for, all his experiences,” “He’s got a terrific staff, he’s got Brad to lean on there too as well so I have great respect for him and that organization” External link

eagletribune Thursday, October 21, 2021 8:01:00 AM EAT

Tom Thibodeau said ( about Brad Stevens ) : “Obviously being the head coach of the Celtics is a great responsibility. I think he’s prepared himself extremely well with the people he’s worked for, the coaches that he played for, all his experiences,” “He’s got a terrific staff, he’s got Brad to lean on there too as well so I have great respect for him and that organization” External link

click2houston Thursday, October 21, 2021 6:17:00 AM EAT

Bill Belichick said ( about Brad Stevens ) : “I have a ton of respect for Brad,” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, June 5, 2021 1:48:00 AM EAT

Danny Ainge said ( about Brad Stevens ) : "Helping guide this organization has been the thrill of a lifetime and having worked side-by-side with him since he's been here, I know we couldn't be in better hands than with Brad guiding the team going forward," External link

aa-en Thursday, June 3, 2021 11:37:00 AM EAT

Danny Ainge said ( about Brad Stevens ) : "Helping guide this organization has been the thrill of a lifetime, and having worked side-by-side with him since he's been here, I know we couldn't be in better hands than with Brad guiding the team going forward," "I'm grateful to ownership, all of my Celtics colleagues, and the best fans in basketball for being part of the journey" External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 3, 2021 5:34:00 AM EAT

Danny Ainge said ( about Brad Stevens ) : "Helping guide this organization has been the thrill of a lifetime, and having worked side-by-side with him since he's been here, I know we couldn't be in better hands than with Brad guiding the team going forward," External link

wcvb Thursday, June 3, 2021 1:01:00 AM EAT

Danny Ainge said ( about Brad Stevens ) : “I’m excited for Brad. I feel like he was born for this: Indiana kid, basketball junkie, smart, lives the game, has many resources and has a great staff,” “This is a great day for the Celtics. I think actually this is a big step forward” External link

wishtv Wednesday, June 2, 2021 11:16:00 PM EAT

Danny Ainge said ( about Brad Stevens ) : “I don’t know what my future holds; I don’t have any plans,” “My goal is to get Brad up to speed on the draft as our whole staff will be able to help in all of that and try to make this transition and put the Celtics in as good a place as we can be. I’ll think about the future somewhere in the future” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 11:04:00 PM EAT

Danny Ainge said ( about Brad Stevens ) : “I’m excited for Brad. I feel like he was born for this: Indiana kid, basketball junkie, smart, lives the game, has many resources and has a great staff,” “This is a great day for the Celtics. I think actually this is a big step forward” External link

680news Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Danny Ainge said ( about Brad Stevens ) : "Helping guide this organization has been the thrill of a lifetime, and having worked side-by-side with him since he's been here, I know we couldn't be in better hands than with Brad guiding the team going forward," "I'm grateful to ownership, all of my Celtics colleagues, and the best fans in basketball for being part of the journey" External link

longbeachstar Wednesday, June 2, 2021 9:48:00 PM EAT

Brian Scalabrine said ( about Brad Stevens ) : “I don’t even want to go down the road of saying this would be a historic hire,” “I think she might be the most qualified for the job. When you think about these players and who they already know and you’re bringing somebody that Brad respects and the players respect. I mean, it makes the most sense” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 8:57:00 PM EAT

Danny Ainge said ( about Brad Stevens ) : “I don’t know what my future holds,” “I don’t have any plans right now. My goal is to get Brad up to speed on the draft ... our whole staff will be able to help and try to make this transition, and get put the Celtics as good a place as we can be. And I’ll think about the future somewhere in the future” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, June 2, 2021 8:00:00 PM EAT

Danny Ainge said ( about Brad Stevens ) : "Helping guide this organization has been the thrill of a lifetime, and having worked side-by-side with him since he's been here, I know we couldn't be in better hands than with Brad guiding the team going forward," External link

upi Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:59:00 PM EAT

Danny Ainge said ( about Brad Stevens ) : “Helping guide this organization has been the thrill of a lifetime, and having worked side-by-side with him since he’s been here, I know we couldn’t be in better hands than with Brad guiding the team going forward,” External link

forbes Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:56:00 PM EAT

Danny Ainge stated ( about Brad Stevens ) : "I know we couldn't be in better hands than with Brad guiding the team going forward," "I'm grateful to ownership, all of my Celtics colleagues, and the best fans in basketball for being part of the journey" External link

forbes Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:56:00 PM EAT

Danny Ainge said ( about Brad Stevens ) : "Helping guide this organization has been the thrill of a lifetime, and having worked side-by-side with him since he's been here, I know we couldn't be in better hands than with Brad guiding the team going forward," External link

wcvb Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:11:00 PM EAT

Danny Ainge said ( about Brad Stevens ) : "Helping guide this organization has been the thrill of a lifetime, and having worked side-by-side with him since he's been here, I know we couldn't be in better hands than with Brad guiding the team going forward," "I'm grateful to ownership, all of my Celtics colleagues, and the best fans in basketball for being part of the journey" External link

wcvb Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:11:00 PM EAT

Danny Ainge said ( about Brad Stevens ) : "Helping guide this organization has been the thrill of a lifetime, and having worked side-by-side with him since he's been here, I know we couldn't be in better hands than with Brad guiding the team going forward," External link

foxnews Wednesday, June 2, 2021 6:49:00 PM EAT

Danny Ainge said ( about Brad Stevens ) : “It’s been a test and it’s been a challenge,” “But we’ll see how our guys respond to this challenge. I really like the guys, and I still think that there is hope and potential, even in this year’s playoffs. But it’s going to take everybody at least being healthy. We say get on the same page, and it’s a lot tougher to be on the same page when you’re not healthy. But I think Brad [Stevens] is a terrific coach and will have a good game plan against our opponent. So I’m excited about this year still, and I’m hopeful” External link

bostonglobe Friday, May 7, 2021 1:49:00 PM EAT

Danny Ainge explained ( about Brad Stevens ) : “I talk to Brad mostly every day,” External link

masslive Friday, March 26, 2021 5:29:00 PM EAT

Marcus Smart said ( about Brad Stevens ) : “I think everybody, from Brad, to me, to the training staff, we all understand it and we accept it,” External link

masslive Friday, March 12, 2021 8:24:00 AM EAT

Jeff Nelson said ( about Brad Stevens ) : “Again, that issue is something Brad has to address if it is an issue,” “Guys accepting roles seems to have been an issue for a few seasons now with the Celtics. "I get it. They are still a young team in that its two best players are still growing. But guys need to know their roles and accept them. It’s that simple” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, March 10, 2021 9:24:00 PM EAT

Kemba Walker said ( about Brad Stevens ) : "We’re going to keep following Brad’s lead," External link

wcvb Wednesday, February 24, 2021 12:47:00 AM EAT

Danny Ainge déclaré ( about Brad Stevens ) : "Brad n'est absolument pas un souci pour nous" External link

afp-fr Thursday, June 6, 2019 3:47:00 AM EAT

Danny Ainge souligné ( about Brad Stevens ) : "Son boulot est très difficile, on savait que ça allait être une saison difficile, mais elle a été encore plus difficile qu'on ne l'avait anticipé" "Brad sera encore meilleur grâce à cette saison" External link

afp-fr Thursday, June 6, 2019 3:47:00 AM EAT

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Brad Stevens said ( about Jaylen Brown ) : “I just walked up to Jaylen and said, ‘Hey, your name’s all over the place, as you know. Obviously, from our standpoint, you’re a Celtic and a guy that we obviously we think exceptionally high of, and, you know, nothing doing,’” “I just wanted to make sure he had that peace of mind” External link

masslive Thursday, November 11, 2021 8:16:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “When you get into the trade rumors, obviously, there are going to be rumors, there’s going to be talks,” “We have to be on the phone but we also have to be prudent and smart about what we are doing with our own team. I would say most of the time I’ve been here at least, there’s a lot less to it than what’s real” External link

masslive Thursday, November 11, 2021 8:16:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think any time you have things to say, you say it to the person or people,” External link

masslive Thursday, November 4, 2021 7:34:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think that’s the way it should be,” External link

masslive Thursday, November 4, 2021 7:34:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I am so interested to see how we defend these next two games,” “How do you create or galvanize yourself as a team? You do it by doing hard things together, defending together. And let’s find out if we made progress” External link

masslive Thursday, November 4, 2021 7:34:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Jayson Tatum ) : “I think the most important thing about (Monday) night’s message or what he said was that he talked to those guys about it,” “And I saw that today. It’s funny, when you’re in it and you see guys at the facility and you see him and Jayson sitting down eating breakfast today and talking about, like, how to come to find our solution for our team. Those guys want to win” External link

masslive Thursday, November 4, 2021 3:41:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Jayson Tatum ) : “I think the most important thing about (Monday) night’s message or what he said was that he talked to those guys about it,” “And I saw that today. It’s funny, when you’re in it and you see guys at the facility and you see him and Jayson sitting down eating breakfast today and talking about, like, how to come to find our solution for our team. Those guys want to win” External link

masslive Thursday, November 4, 2021 1:31:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think the most important thing about (Monday) night’s message or what he said was that he talked to those guys about it,” External link

masslive Wednesday, November 3, 2021 5:26:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Right now, 2-5, I feel a lot better from the structural standpoint than 2-5,” “So, it’s a long year. There’s 75 games left. Every loss and every moment gnaws at you and eats at you. But again, my responsibility is to look at it from the 10,000-foot view and not make those decisions based on the emotion of a tough 14 minutes in a basketball game” External link

masslive Wednesday, November 3, 2021 5:26:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I have not worried one bit about a bad drill in practice, haven’t thought twice about any of that stuff because it’s not my role,” External link

masslive Friday, October 8, 2021 9:25:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens told : “They’ve made amazing strides the last four and five years, in large part due to their own work and the level of commitment they have,” External link

masslive Friday, October 8, 2021 5:38:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’ve always found that in a team of 15 people, it’s a little different than in a team of 40 or 50 people,” External link

masslive Saturday, October 2, 2021 10:25:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It was an early deal, but it felt like it was the right one,” “Not easy. But the right one” External link

samoaobserver Tuesday, June 22, 2021 11:02:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Kemba Walker ) : “We felt that one of the things that we wanted was to be unencumbered moving forward and kind of have a road ahead,” “This was really hard. This was not the ideal first few weeks on the job move just because of the kind of person Kemba is, and the kind of professional he is, and how good of a player he is and continues to be” External link

samoaobserver Tuesday, June 22, 2021 11:02:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’m just there to support them,” “I don’t know how good I can be at this job. That’s to be determined. I’m pouring everything into it. … It’s been nonstop for however many days it’s been now. But the one thing that I should be good at is supporting the head coach and not being involved. "My door’s open, but I do not want to be, you know, anything but supportive” External link

samoaobserver Tuesday, June 22, 2021 11:02:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We had to look at with the idea of moving that first-round pick this year, it gave us the opportunity to look at a road a head with a few more options, from the financial flexibility standpoint, with the picks, all of our future first-round picks past this year, which, again, give you more options,” “And then it was the best deal that we thought with regard to returning players, right? The opportunity to add Al, who makes significantly less money but is a really good player who has corporate knowledge of this environment that’s really excited to be back in Boston and has a good feel for not only playing with our guys but also has made them better” External link

boston Tuesday, June 22, 2021 1:23:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The ability to space, pass, play in different ways and play in different coverages at the other end, and be able to play with other bigs or as the lone five I think is something that he just has a wealth of experience,” External link

boston Tuesday, June 22, 2021 1:23:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “There’s so many things that impact how a team functions together, and how well it plays together,” External link

boston Tuesday, June 22, 2021 1:23:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It was an early deal, but it felt like it was the right one,” External link

wcvb Tuesday, June 22, 2021 12:29:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We felt that one of the things that we wanted was to be unencumbered moving forward and kind of have a road ahead,” External link

wcvb Tuesday, June 22, 2021 12:29:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’m just there to support them,” “I don’t know how good I can be at this job. That’s to be determined. I’m pouring everything into it. … It’s been nonstop for however many days it’s been now. But the one thing that I should be good at is supporting the head coach and not being involved. "My door’s open, but I do not want to be, you know, anything but supportive” External link

wcvb Tuesday, June 22, 2021 12:29:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We obviously have a really good foundation. And you have very talented young players, so I think that that’s a good place to be,” External link

680news Monday, June 21, 2021 10:32:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It was an early deal, but it felt like it was the right one,” “Not easy. But the right one” External link

680news Monday, June 21, 2021 10:32:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Kemba Walker ) : “We felt that one of the things that we wanted was to be unencumbered moving forward and kind of have a road ahead,” “This was really hard. This was not the ideal first few weeks on the job move just because of the kind of person Kemba is, and the kind of professional he is, and how good of a player he is and continues to be” External link

680news Monday, June 21, 2021 10:32:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’m just there to support them,” External link

680news Monday, June 21, 2021 10:32:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I talked to several of the guys the other day right after it and have been in very close contact the last couple of weeks with both Jaylen and Jayson specifically,” “But that’s not unusual. Like, that’s pretty typical for whether I was in the coaching role or in this role” External link

masslive Monday, June 21, 2021 9:12:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The ability to make our wings better is going to be a huge part of the people that will be around them,” External link

masslive Monday, June 21, 2021 9:12:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We have to be smart about it,” “But whether in free agency with the limitations we have, because we’re up against it in a lot of ways right now, or in extending our own players or in looking for people from the outside with regard to trades. I do think that experience and been-there-done-that is a good thing, but again, you have to be smart about it” External link

masslive Monday, June 21, 2021 9:12:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We like Moses as an upside player. Obviously, we saw the best of Moses in our game,” External link

masslive Monday, June 21, 2021 8:34:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Tristan Thompson ) : “With regard to the bigs, that just becomes a longer discussion without getting into specifics of can guys play together? Can you do the double big thing with certain groups? Are there guys that pair better together?” “I do think, for instance, Tristan’s ability to switch and Tristan’s ability to rebound allows him to play with a spacer like Al, who also has a lot of flexibility. Rob’s ability to play in the dunker and hitting Al in the seams and playing with the lob game gives you flexibility. Those are things we’ll have to figure out. That won’t be as much my decision once those times come, once the roster is set. Then I’ll be out of that. Then whoever the coach is can figure out how they want to utilize everybody” External link

masslive Monday, June 21, 2021 8:34:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens explained : “We felt that, one of things we wanted was the ability to be unencumbered moving forward and kinda have a road ahead,” External link

masslive Monday, June 21, 2021 7:59:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We had to look at with the idea of moving that first-round pick this year,” External link

masslive Monday, June 21, 2021 7:59:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Those are things we’ll have to figure out,” External link

masslive Monday, June 21, 2021 7:59:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Robbie Williams ) : “Rob is a guy that really wants to be good,” “He is a listener; he wants to improve. He’ll lean on every word Al says, obviously. And they can make each other better” External link

masslive Monday, June 21, 2021 7:59:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We have a lot of promising young players, so there’s a balance there,” “It’s a balance that we’ve been walking, I think, for a while, and I think that what we need to do is continue to see great growth out of those players and ultimately decide who makes our best players better. And that’s why we wanted kind of an open road ahead” External link

masslive Monday, June 21, 2021 7:59:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “His ability to elevate teammates with his experience and leadership make for a great addition,” “We also want to welcome Moses to Boston. He is a promising young player” External link

bangordailynews Friday, June 18, 2021 8:18:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Kemba Walker ) : “Kemba is a true professional and a great teammate and player,” “I want to thank him for his tremendous impact, and the positive contribution he’s made both to the Celtics and the city of Boston” External link

bangordailynews Friday, June 18, 2021 8:18:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "His ability to elevate teammates with his experience and leadership make for a great addition," External link

seattlepi Friday, June 18, 2021 7:18:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Then they need to put in a great offseason of work,” External link

masslive Monday, June 14, 2021 8:23:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “There are very good teams across the East and we have to get better,” “We never got a true look at this team this year, but I think we have enough information that shows that we need to get better” External link

masslive Monday, June 14, 2021 8:23:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I told Romeo ... you can have the wrist thing, you can get COVID, you can miss the first five months of the season,” “But you won’t remember anything about your second year if you finish super strong and he did other than that. And so he’s got to build off that momentum” External link

masslive Monday, June 14, 2021 8:23:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’ve been in that locker room with some of those guys for a long time,” External link

masslive Friday, June 11, 2021 7:01:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think he is obviously one of the best coaches in any sports of all time and renowned as one of the best preparers of all-time,” External link

masslive Friday, June 4, 2021 6:10:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens declared : “I think the biggest thing is that I’m passionate about this group of people,” External link

masslive Friday, June 4, 2021 6:10:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Marcus Smart ) : “This is the part about Marcus that I love,” External link

bostonglobe Friday, June 4, 2021 5:41:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The hip is not bothering him, but we’re just trying to manage it over the course of the long season so that he’s available more often than not, and then able to peak in minutes late,” “So I guess it’s more of a just be alert to it. Obviously, he had the two games that he sat out because it was bothering him, but we’re just alert to it” External link

forbes Thursday, June 3, 2021 11:43:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think the good news about whoever we hire,” External link

forbes Thursday, June 3, 2021 5:52:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens stated : "I'm excited to tackle this new role, starting with a wide-ranging and comprehensive search for our next head coach. I love the Celtics, and know the great honor and responsibility that comes with this job. I will give it everything I have to help us be in a position to consistently compete for championships," External link

ibtimes Thursday, June 3, 2021 2:18:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’ve been in that locker room with some of those guys for a long time,” External link

forbes Thursday, June 3, 2021 1:35:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Becky Hammon ) : “Becky obviously is a terrific candidate,” “I don’t know her well, but I know what people think about her and I know how well she is respected all across the league by the players and coaches. So, I would hope that that time is coming very soon” External link

forbes Thursday, June 3, 2021 1:35:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “One of the things I’ve learned being in coaching, coaching against other great coaches, and learning things from the people that you coach against is there’s a lot of different ways to coach and there’s a lot of different ways to be successful as a coach,” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, June 3, 2021 11:28:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "Hiring a new coach will give us a great opportunity to hire somebody that will be ... a new, fresh voice with a new, fresh perspective," "They don't have to fill Doc Rivers' shoes, like I did. And they don't have to fill Danny Ainge's shoes, like I do. They just have to figure out a way to be better than the last guy" External link

arkansasonline Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:18:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Danny Ainge ) : "I'm grateful to ownership and to Danny for trusting me with this opportunity," "I love the Celtics, and know the great honor and responsibility that comes with this job. I will give it everything I have to help us be in position to consistently compete for championships" External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 3, 2021 5:34:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Hiring a new coach will give us a great opportunity to hire somebody that will be ... a new, fresh voice with a new, fresh perspective,” “They don’t have to fill Doc Rivers’ shoes, like I did. And they don’t have to fill Danny Ainge’s shoes, like I do. They just have to figure out a way to be better than the last guy” External link

virginislandsdailynews Thursday, June 3, 2021 3:47:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think when I looked at the big picture, and Wyc and I really talked about it, it made sense,” “This is a great opportunity to give us a good spark when we’re losing one of the best in his job in the world. That’s something we know we all have to step up and meet the next challenge” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, June 3, 2021 2:19:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’m looking forward to really diving into this process,” “I think the good news about whoever we hire, they don’t have to fill Doc Rivers’s shoes like I did, and they don’t have to fill Danny Ainge’s shoes now like I do. The good news is they just have to figure out a way to be better than the last guy” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, June 3, 2021 2:19:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’m looking forward to really diving into this process,” “I think that the good news about whoever we hire, they don’t have to fill Doc Rivers’s shoes like I did and they don’t have to fill Danny Ainge’s shoes now like I do. The good news is they have to figure out a way to be better than the last guy” External link

nytimes Thursday, June 3, 2021 12:28:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “There are several very qualified (female) candidates and Becky obviously is a terrific candidate. I don’t know her well but I know what people think about her and I know how well she’s respected all across the league by players and coaches,” “I would hope that that time is coming very soon. Obviously, we’ve had Allison (Feaster), who isn’t in a coaching position, but she’s been incredible in our organization and Kara Lawson is a star. She was here and we could hardly keep her here. ... Without question, that day is coming. I’m amongst the hopeful that it’s very soon” External link

masslive Thursday, June 3, 2021 12:12:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “When he decided to move and retire and go enjoy more time with his family, we talked a little about it,” “It just moved down the road. Wyc and Pags both talked to me about, and I talked to Wyc for a while one day and decided that was best. I told Wyc at that moment my No. 1 thing is for the good of the Celtics. I love the Celtics. I want to do what’s best for the Celtics. This is what we need to do to hopefully be even better” External link

usaToday Thursday, June 3, 2021 12:10:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I know there’s a lot of work ahead,” External link

usaToday Thursday, June 3, 2021 12:10:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Well one of the things I’ve learned being in coaching, coaching against other things from the people you coach against is there’s a lot of different ways to coach and a lot of different ways to be successful as a coach,” “Danny and I have talked many times about, we had done things over the last 7 or 8 years that Danny wouldn’t necessarily have done but when it is on one page and when it works out, it’s the right thing for that group and that team. And so I’m looking forward to really diving into this process. I think the good news about whoever we hire, they don’t have to fill Doc Rivers’ shoes like I did, and they don’t have to fill Danny Ainge’s shoes now like I do. The good news is they just have to figure out a way to be better than the last guy” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 11:27:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I can’t say enough about what a terrific person, terrific coach, she’ll be a great fit at Duke with their incredible tradition,” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 11:27:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He can do whatever he wants next. He’s going to be in high demand across the NBA,” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 11:27:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Hiring a new coach will give us a great opportunity to hire somebody that will be … a new, fresh voice with a new, fresh perspective,” “They don’t have to fill Doc Rivers’ shoes, like I did. And they don’t have to fill Danny Ainge’s shoes, like I do. They just have to figure out a way to be better than the last guy” External link

wishtv Wednesday, June 2, 2021 11:16:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “They’ll get to play for a great coach, with some similarities maybe, but also some great new fresh perspectives,” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 11:04:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Hiring a new coach will give us a great opportunity to hire somebody that will be … a new, fresh voice with a new, fresh perspective,” “They don’t have to fill Doc Rivers’ shoes, like I did. And they don’t have to fill Danny Ainge’s shoes, like I do. They just have to figure out a way to be better than the last guy” External link

680news Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Tracy is the only person that’s known,” “We told (our son) Brady this morning before he went to school and swore him to silence. I haven’t talked to any of my friends about it because it was something I wanted to keep between us here” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:23:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It was my decision. Like I said, I started it when I had health issues two years ago in the playoffs and I started thinking about it then. you’re surrounded by your six children in the hospital and they’re saying, hey, you need to quit doing this for work, it’s causing you too much stress. That’s probably when I started thinking about it. And these last two years have been tough. In the bubble and all the rules and scrutiny and protocols that we had to go through has not made the job as much fun. The job we haven’t been able to have scouts or draft workouts. So the job hasn’t been as much fun. I don’t know if there was a moment in time but like I said earlier, I trust my instincts and my instincts told me a couple months ago that it was time for me to move on and that’s what’s best for us, that’s what’s best for the Celtics” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:23:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Danny Ainge ) : “The thought of going into this position, you know, was never even a thought because Danny was here and he was the best at it and he was the best to work for,” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:23:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens explained ( about Danny Ainge ) : “There’s a lot of work to do, there’s a lot of work ahead, obviously there is a whole process that we’ll go through in searching for a new coach, there’s obviously roster decisions that must be made,” “And there’s development within our own team and improvement within our own team that has to happen. That said, as Danny said, we are in a good place. We have a lot of really positive things. And it’s our job to capitalize on it” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:23:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Hiring a new coach will give us a great opportunity to hire somebody that I think will be great at the job,” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:23:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The good news about whoever we hire, they don’t have to fill Doc Rivers’ shoes like I did, and they don’t have to fill Danny Ainge’s shoes now like I do,” “The good news is they just have to figure out a way to be better than the last guy” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:23:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “All of my intention, energy, focus is doing this job well and hiring a great coach and trusting they will do their job well,” “I think that everyone will benefit from that approach. To me, that would have been a lot to be able to do both of those things” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:23:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We have an unbelievable group of people that have done a great job here and it’s my hope that we could have people around for longer,” “At the same time, if not, we want to help them anyway we can. I’ll get to the front office alignment and what we need to do as I get more into it” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 9:53:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Danny Ainge ) : "I'm grateful to ownership and to Danny for trusting me with this opportunity," "I'm excited to tackle this new role, starting with a wide ranging and comprehensive search for our next head coach. I love the Celtics, and know the great honor and responsibility that comes with this job. I will give it everything I have to help us be in position to consistently compete for championships" External link

longbeachstar Wednesday, June 2, 2021 9:48:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I understand and am looking forward to this new challenge and great responsibility,” “We’re driven to compete for championships. … This morning is a hard day and I know that there’s a lot of work ahead. … I really have enjoyed coaching, but this is the new challenge and this is what we need to do to hopefully be even better” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, June 2, 2021 9:42:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Danny Ainge ) : "I'm grateful to ownership and to Danny for trusting me with this opportunity," External link

upi Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:59:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Danny Ainge ) : “I’m grateful to ownership and to Danny for trusting me with this opportunity,” External link

forbes Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:56:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We didn’t play perfect basketball, but we showed a lot of growth in the past few weeks, both individually and at times collectively,” “And so, there’s stuff to build off of. But at the same time, the task is tall and if you want to be in the mix, then you’ve got to be better than we were” External link

usaToday Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “You can improve through continued development and the right work ethic and doing a good job with the developmental stuff,” “Then, obviously, there is the ability to acquire people. This team that beat us is a very good team. There are very good teams across the East and we have to get better. We never got a true look at this team this year, but I think we have enough information that shows that we need to get better” External link

usaToday Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We didn’t play perfect basketball, but we showed a lot of growth in the past few weeks, both individually and at times collectively,” “And so, there’s stuff to build off of. But at the same time, the task is tall and if you want to be in the mix, then you’ve got to be better than we were” External link

ChinaPost Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:18:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “You can improve through continued development and the right work ethic and doing a good job with the developmental stuff,” “Then, obviously, there is the ability to acquire people. This team that beat us is a very good team. There are very good teams across the East and we have to get better. We never got a true look at this team this year, but I think we have enough information that shows that we need to get better” External link

ChinaPost Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:18:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We didn’t play perfect basketball, but we showed a lot of growth in the past few weeks, both individually and at times collectively,” “And so, there’s stuff to build off of. But at the same time, the task is tall and if you want to be in the mix, then you’ve got to be better than we were” External link

seattlepi Wednesday, June 2, 2021 6:50:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “You can improve through continued development and the right work ethic and doing a good job with the developmental stuff,” “Then, obviously, there is the ability to acquire people. This team that beat us is a very good team. There are very good teams across the East and we have to get better. We never got a true look at this team this year, but I think we have enough information that shows that we need to get better” External link

seattlepi Wednesday, June 2, 2021 6:50:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We have some really good foundational people in our building,” External link

usaToday Wednesday, June 2, 2021 6:36:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Danny Ainge ) : “I’m grateful to ownership and to Danny for trusting me with this opportunity,” “I’m excited to tackle this new role, starting with a wide ranging and comprehensive search for our next head coach. I love the Celtics, and know the great honor and responsibility that comes with this job. I will give it everything I have to help us be in position to consistently compete for championships” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 6:27:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We didn’t play perfect basketball, but we showed a lot of growth in the past few weeks, both individually and at times collectively,” “And so, there’s stuff to build off of. But at the same time, the task is tall and if you want to be in the mix, then you’ve got to be better than we were” External link

suntimes Wednesday, June 2, 2021 6:27:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “You can improve through continued development and the right work ethic and doing a good job with the developmental stuff,” “Then, obviously, there is the ability to acquire people. This team that beat us is a very good team. There are very good teams across the East and we have to get better. We never got a true look at this team this year, but I think we have enough information that shows that we need to get better” External link

suntimes Wednesday, June 2, 2021 6:27:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’m grateful to ownership and to Danny for trusting me with this opportunity,” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 6:27:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’m grateful to ownership and to Danny for trusting me with this opportunity,” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 6:27:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We didn’t play perfect basketball, but we showed a lot of growth in the past few weeks, both individually and at times collectively,” “And so, there’s stuff to build off of. But at the same time, the task is tall and if you want to be in the mix, then you’ve got to be better than we were” External link

wishtv Wednesday, June 2, 2021 6:22:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “You can improve through continued development and the right work ethic and doing a good job with the developmental stuff,” “Then, obviously, there is the ability to acquire people. This team that beat us is a very good team. There are very good teams across the East and we have to get better. We never got a true look at this team this year, but I think we have enough information that shows that we need to get better” External link

wishtv Wednesday, June 2, 2021 6:22:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We didn’t play perfect basketball, but we showed a lot of growth in the past few weeks, both individually and at times collectively,” “And so, there’s stuff to build off of. But at the same time, the task is tall and if you want to be in the mix, then you’ve got to be better than we were” External link

click2houston Wednesday, June 2, 2021 6:14:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The task is tall and you if want to be in the mix, you have to be better than what we were,” “We showed when we’re totally together on both ends of the court that we can be a handful no matter who’s in the game. It was not always the case earlier this year. We had moments when we didn’t meet the moment. But we got better with that” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, June 2, 2021 5:57:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We have enough information that shows we need to get better," External link

usaToday Wednesday, June 2, 2021 5:30:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We have enough information that shows we need to get better," External link

usaToday Wednesday, June 2, 2021 3:14:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He knows how to play, he brings that experience in the offensive end,” “He can play against defenses, he can play against traditional, he can play against the switching, he can space and drive. So he’s a big part of us, and I think we need to make sure we find his strengths as a team as much as possible” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 1:29:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think he handled it about as well as he could possibly handle it,” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 1:29:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Kemba Walker ) : "I sat down with Kemba in my room today for a while and told him how badly I feel for him and how much we just want him to feel better," External link

foxnews Wednesday, June 2, 2021 12:30:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The task is tall and you if want to be in the mix, you have to be better than what we were,” “We showed when we’re totally together on both ends of the court that we can be a handful no matter who’s in the game. It was not always the case earlier this year. We had moments when we didn’t meet the moment. But we got better with that” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, June 2, 2021 8:45:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “There’s several ways to do that,” “You can improve through, obviously, continued development and the right work ethic and doing a good job with the developmental stuff. Then, obviously, there is the ability to acquire people” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 8:01:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Kemba Walker ) : “I sat down with Kemba in my room today for a while and told him how badly I feel for him and how much we just want him to feel better,” External link

nbcnewyork Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:32:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Kemba Walker ) : “I sat down with Kemba in my room today for a while and told him how badly I feel for him and how much we just want him to feel better,” External link

wcvb Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:02:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Kemba Walker ) : “I sat down with Kemba in my room today for a while and told him how badly I feel for him and how much we just want him to feel better,” External link

ChinaPost Wednesday, June 2, 2021 6:19:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Kemba Walker ) : “I sat down with Kemba in my room today for a while and told him how badly I feel for him and how much we just want him to feel better,” External link

seattlepi Wednesday, June 2, 2021 5:37:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "I certainly feel for them, but our focus is on how we can play great as a team so that we can give those guys another chance," External link

wcvb Wednesday, June 2, 2021 2:36:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Kemba Walker ) : “Kemba’s continued to be pretty sore,” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 1:30:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “They both really wanted to play, they’ve been in constant contact with our trainers,” External link

masslive Monday, May 31, 2021 11:51:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We made a lot of adjustments and the adjustments were worse because what that did was that separated the game,” “When you talk about playoff basketball, obviously you want to adjust appropriately, but doing it a little bit better or staying the course when you’re navigating a game or at least within arm’s reach, sometimes it’s the right move” External link

masslive Monday, May 31, 2021 1:34:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He has his typical knee work that he does in between each day and each game, and then the bone bruise on top of that, and then was more sore after Friday’s game than he was even before that,” External link

masslive Monday, May 31, 2021 1:01:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Nobody does exactly what Kemba does,” “But you play to your strengths. You replace what he brings to the table with several different guys doing their stuff well and getting more opportunity to do theirs. (Walker and Williams) both really wanted to play, they’ve been in constant contact with our trainers” External link

masslive Monday, May 31, 2021 1:01:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “You have to stay on your toes,” External link

masslive Sunday, May 30, 2021 1:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “You have to stay on your toes,” External link

masslive Sunday, May 30, 2021 1:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We talked about playing with an edge constantly,” “We talked about playing with the competitiveness that it takes to beat these guys is real. You have to have it on every single possession and it can’t wane, because the minute you take your foot off the gas, they do on a run” External link

masslive Saturday, May 29, 2021 1:59:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Robert Williams ) : “Robert’s ankle is sore, his toe is sore,” External link

masslive Saturday, May 29, 2021 1:29:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think the most important thing is, we’re down 2-0,” External link

masslive Friday, May 28, 2021 1:32:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens explained : “The wild card for us is how much can Rob go, and how long can Rob go,” “And that’s really a day of game, how does he feel type thing” External link

masslive Friday, May 28, 2021 1:32:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think it’s a little bit of a balance,” External link

masslive Friday, May 28, 2021 1:32:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’ve gotta get down the floor quicker,” “We’ve got to execute faster, we have to be more detailed and better in our defense. We need to be more on a string; we have to be way better. They exposed that because they were really good, but I was disappointed in how we played compared to the other night” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 26, 2021 1:48:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “You gotta do the best you can at providing appropriate help, but try to maintain your shell,” “Because if you get flying around, these guys are unselfish, they play well together, and they find each other open” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 26, 2021 1:48:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’ve been in a lot of series here over the last few years,” “We’ve been down 2-0, we’ve been up 2-0. Several times, the script has flipped. You gotta focus on what you can control” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 26, 2021 1:48:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He went back out on the court - tried to readjust to the light out there, and he was really struggling,” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 26, 2021 6:24:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The biggest thing is that this was the first time that we played against that team,” External link

masslive Sunday, May 23, 2021 11:24:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “What you gotta do is you gotta get the ball side to side and cut with pace and do a little bit more of that, obviously, than we did (Saturday),” “It’s about making the right read once you get an advantage and being spaced appropriately and all that fun stuff. It all goes together and we just have to play a little bit better than we did” External link

masslive Sunday, May 23, 2021 11:24:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “As I always say, with an 11- and 15-year-old at home it’s been a lot easier to not say the wrong thing with the mask on and not get caught on the internet than maybe it was before,” External link

wcvb Sunday, May 23, 2021 8:08:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “As I always say, with an 11- and 15-year-old at home it’s been a lot easier to not say the wrong thing with the mask on and not get caught on the internet than maybe it was before,” External link

wcvb Sunday, May 23, 2021 8:08:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Robbie Williams ) : “Obviously, I think Rob allows us to do that around him some,” “But there are other things that we’ll look at that we can reach back into some of the corporate knowledge that our guys have from the past and think about bringing that out, because I do think that they can put a group out there that’s really long and agile” External link

masslive Sunday, May 23, 2021 1:32:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I give our guys a lot of credit,” External link

masslive Sunday, May 23, 2021 1:32:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We got another couple days to get ready for Game 2,” “That’s gonna be really intense. But hey, our guys are ready to compete and we’ll look forward to that. And we’ll be better. We’ll attack them better” External link

masslive Sunday, May 23, 2021 8:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He got backcut the one time but other than that, I thought he was pretty darn good,” “And I think one of the things when you start thinking about how you’re going to guard Durant and Harden and the bigs and all that stuff, and obviously Irving, but we did a lot of switching. So obviously Jabari has real size and he’s long. I thought he did a good job today on both ends” External link

masslive Sunday, May 23, 2021 7:30:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We had some miscues, but not a ton,” “We’ve just gotta attack their switching better. They’ve got a lot of athletic guys out there and prideful individual defenders. And they know how to play. So we’ve gotta be better at manipulating actions to get what we want” External link

masslive Sunday, May 23, 2021 7:30:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “A lot of times, especially as we get into these louder environments as more people come into the stands, you call actions or signs or things with hand signals, but you also usually mouth it,” External link

masslive Sunday, May 23, 2021 2:33:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “As I always say with an 11- and 15-year-old at home,” External link

masslive Sunday, May 23, 2021 2:33:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "He is a super special player with a really good heart and certainly I don't have anything negative to say at all," "He's a guy that puts you on your heels when you're playing against him and certainly has impacted winning in so many ways everywhere he's been" External link

abc7ny Saturday, May 22, 2021 9:23:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Jayson Tatum ) : “Jayson’s done a great job of that,” “It started last year when he saw a lot of double teams in January and February for the first time. He gets off that thing. He makes the right read. Nobody’s perfect. But for all that he’s seen already and how well he handles it, it’s pretty impressive” External link

masslive Saturday, May 22, 2021 12:55:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “There are obviously a lot of things we have to do well and we’re looking forward to that challenge, but this is why you coach,” “This is why you play and I know our guys are looking forward to it. I’m looking forward to it” External link

masslive Saturday, May 22, 2021 12:55:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He is a super special player with a really good heart and certainly I don’t have anything negative to say at all,” “He’s a guy that puts you on your heels when you’re playing against him and certainly has impacted winning in so many ways everywhere he’s been” External link

eagletribune Friday, May 21, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “There will be some tip-your-cap moments where you’re going to have to like, ‘Nice shot,’ and go down the other end and score,” External link

masslive Friday, May 21, 2021 2:25:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “your offensive possessions have to be very purposeful,” External link

masslive Friday, May 21, 2021 2:25:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We just have to be very smart about how we play,” External link

masslive Friday, May 21, 2021 2:25:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “In an ideal world you want to stay out of rotations as much as possible,” “That’s why people all over the league have as many versatile defenders as they can, they switch all over the place. And then you try to limit the rotations because that’s inevitably how teams get layups, 3s and rebounds” External link

masslive Friday, May 21, 2021 2:25:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Can’t imagine him practicing (Friday) based on how he was walking today,” External link

masslive Thursday, May 20, 2021 11:51:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I have a hard time seeing them lose,” External link

forbes Thursday, May 20, 2021 7:13:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I have a hard time seeing them lose,” External link

forbes Thursday, May 20, 2021 3:40:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It’s a little bit like the NCAA Tournament from the standpoint of quick turnaround,” External link

virginislandsdailynews Thursday, May 20, 2021 2:43:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "It’s a little bit like the NCAA Tournament from the standpoint of quick turnaround," External link

foxnews Thursday, May 20, 2021 12:04:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It’s really hard to make the NBA playoffs,” “I just told our guys in there everyone’s path is different, and every year presents unique challenges, some years more than others. We’ve been through a lot, so we’re hardened in a lot of ways” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 19, 2021 8:05:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’ve been through a lot, so we’re hardened in a lot of ways,” “We’ve been backs against the wall for most of the year... It takes a lot of togetherness and it takes staying together through tough times” External link

taipeitimes Wednesday, May 19, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It’s a little bit like the NCAA Tournament from the standpoint of quick turnaround,” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, May 19, 2021 7:32:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Marcus Smart ) : “He’ll probably be sore (Wednesday),” “But I have a weird feeling that he’ll be ready for practice Thursday, knowing Marcus” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 19, 2021 2:01:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Those guys are the best of the best,” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 19, 2021 2:01:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He was really aggressive early but he missed a few on Len as he drove it deep,” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 19, 2021 1:26:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens admitted : “It’s been hard missing people all year,” “And our guys have just stayed with it, and they’ve just stuck together, and if they wouldn’t have, you wouldn’t have seen them play the way they did tonight, right? There was a great kind of renewed sense of, ‘OK. We have more guys, we have a lot of things we can do, but I give our guys a ton of credit, and Jayson is obviously the leader of it. I saw what he said earlier today. He’s right on. He can lead by not saying a word. He can lead by example and he can lead the way he did tonight” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 19, 2021 1:26:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We’ve been through a lot, so we’re hardened in a lot of ways," "We’ve been backs against the wall for most of the year. ... It takes a lot of togetherness and it takes staying together through tough times" External link

foxnews Wednesday, May 19, 2021 12:50:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It’s a little bit like the NCAA Tournament from the standpoint of quick turnaround,” External link

ChinaPost Wednesday, May 19, 2021 11:49:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It’s a little bit like the NCAA Tournament from the standpoint of quick turnaround,” External link

dailyjournal Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:05:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We’ve been through a lot, so we’re hardened in a lot of ways," External link

eagletribune Wednesday, May 19, 2021 9:33:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’ve said all year that our only chance was to get healthy at the right time. We’re not because Jaylen (Brown) is obviously out,” “But if we can get Rob back and a good couple days of prep. It’ll be a fun challenge to go up against the best” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 19, 2021 7:39:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Robbie Williams ) : “Rob hyperextended that toe. He felt it pretty good,” “He tried to get back and play. He’ll just get treatment and see what happens. It’s not enjoyable” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 19, 2021 7:39:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "To have to play tonight just to earn the right to play probably the most talented team that’s been assembled since I’ve been in the NBA, it takes a lot of effort, it takes a lot of togetherness and it takes staying together through tougher times," "Those guys are the best of the best. Going into that, if I’m a general fan of the NBA, I have a hard time seeing them lose. We’re going to have to play great, we’re going to have to play great together and we’re going to have to be really, really sound on both ends of the floor" External link

usaToday Wednesday, May 19, 2021 7:33:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "He can lead by not saying a word, he can lead by example and he can lead by doing what he did tonight," External link

usaToday Wednesday, May 19, 2021 7:33:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’ve dealt with a lot of negativity and we’ve stayed together,” External link

bostonherald Tuesday, May 18, 2021 8:37:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’re not playing a typical eighth seed,” External link

masslive Tuesday, May 18, 2021 1:38:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "When we were in the bubble, I thought it was the highest level I'd ever seen, just as far as like intensity, effort, teams again playing at just a ridiculous level," "And I just think the playoffs brings that out of people every year, and so I anticipate the playoffs will be great" External link

arkansasonline Tuesday, May 18, 2021 10:34:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I treated it a lot like a Thursday-Saturday NCAA Tournament, where you have the one day to prepare,” External link

masslive Tuesday, May 18, 2021 1:06:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The thing that I like about their team is they can be big and physical and play with great size, but they can also go small and fast,” “And so they’ve got a lot of ways to win” External link

masslive Tuesday, May 18, 2021 1:06:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The hope is that everyone will be available,” External link

masslive Monday, May 17, 2021 11:28:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "When we were in the bubble, I thought it was the highest level I’d ever seen, just as far as like intensity, effort, teams again playing at just a ridiculous level," "And I just think the playoffs brings that out of people every year, and so I anticipate the playoffs will be great" External link

foxnews Monday, May 17, 2021 10:53:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “When we were in the bubble, I thought it was the highest level I’d ever seen, just as far as like intensity, effort, teams again playing at just a ridiculous level,” “And I just think the playoffs brings that out of people every year, and so I anticipate the playoffs will be great” External link

gazette Monday, May 17, 2021 9:24:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Jabari Parker ) : “The guys who stood out from my perspective were certainly Romeo and Tremont; they both did a good job today,” “But several of our guys made plays. Grant had a good night; Jabari had a good night” External link

masslive Monday, May 17, 2021 1:38:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Could have been either of them,” “Charlotte is a heck of a team, too, but I think our assistants were ready for any, and in my spot you just kind of play the odds of who you might think comes out of that group” External link

masslive Monday, May 17, 2021 1:38:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Bill Russell ) : “We all can’t say enough great things about Bill Russell and the impact he had on and off the court all over the country, but certainly he left an incredible legacy for us to follow here in Boston with the Celtics,” “I can’t imagine going from player to a player-head coaching role, but he’s just such a unique guy” External link

masslive Monday, May 17, 2021 1:38:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Where he’s improved is that he has such vision that sometimes he’ll try the impossible,” “I think today, he did a good job of balancing it. Making sure he’s making the right decisions. He’s an excellent shot creator for others and he did a good job today. His work this year’s been good” External link

masslive Sunday, May 16, 2021 1:13:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Either one will be a bear,” “Charlotte is super-fast up the court, super-skilled, can beat you behind the 3-point line, beat you in transition, fearless, tough, all that stuff. They drilled us in Charlotte. So obviously we remember that, and Washington is probably as hot as anybody in the East in the last month. You knew that when they got healthy they’d be good, and Beal and Westbrook is a pretty good place to start” External link

masslive Sunday, May 16, 2021 1:13:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “When he walked out on that court and I watched him running up and down that court, I was like, ‘Oh my goodness,’” External link

wcvb Sunday, May 16, 2021 10:31:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “When he walked out on that court and I watched him running up and down that court, I was like, ‘Oh my goodness,’” “He was the best kid in our class, obviously” External link

wcvb Sunday, May 16, 2021 10:31:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "When he walked out on that court and I watched him running up and down that court, I was like, ‘Oh my goodness,’" "He was the best kid in our class, obviously" External link

foxnews Sunday, May 16, 2021 6:09:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “When he walked out on that court and I watched him running up and down that court, I was like, ‘Oh my goodness,’” “He was the best kid in our class, obviously” External link

ChinaPost Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:58:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “People can say games don’t mean as much, whatever the case may be,” “We needed to feel good. We needed to get a good win after playing well the whole day and I thought it was really important when we step on this plane today to feel a little bit better going in with the right mentality” External link

masslive Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:36:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Rob went through part of our practice (Friday), and looked pretty good,” External link

masslive Saturday, May 15, 2021 8:53:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “You’re always working towards earning something, and what it is is that moment of trust in a big moment coming up,” External link

masslive Saturday, May 15, 2021 8:53:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He did have his surgery today,” External link

masslive Thursday, May 13, 2021 1:08:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “These three games are critical as we move forward into whatever next week holds,” External link

masslive Thursday, May 13, 2021 2:56:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “With guys out, this is a time where you don’t know who’s going to get a chance in these games coming up,” “That’s a good matchup for whoever we’re playing” External link

masslive Thursday, May 13, 2021 2:56:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We wanted to wait and see how that feels, and it hasn’t felt significantly better yet,” External link

masslive Thursday, May 13, 2021 2:56:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We've got to play well tomorrow," "We've got to play better and see if we can find the best version of ourselves over the next week" External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:16:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Jaylen Brown ) : “You feel for Jaylen, he had a great year,” “He’s such an important part of us as we move forward” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, May 12, 2021 7:35:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Jaylen Brown ) : “You feel for Jaylen, he had a great year,” External link

wcvb Wednesday, May 12, 2021 7:22:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Jaylen Brown ) : “You feel for Jaylen, he had a great year,” “He’s such an important part of us as we move forward” External link

seattlepi Wednesday, May 12, 2021 7:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “You make small tweaks to not overhaul yourself, but reinvent yourself,” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 12, 2021 1:59:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “There’s a physicality that we’re going to have to find and that may present opportunities of the Jabari Parkers, Semi Ojeleyes, Grant Williams to step into that other spot and fill that void for appropriate minutes in different games and different situations,” “Because I certainly think that Aaron (Nesmith) has separated himself as a guy that is going to continue to play all the way through, however long we play” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 12, 2021 1:59:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I like the guys in the room,” “There’s going to be a lot more required of our best players and it’s a challenge they’re going to have to step up to. We’ve been here before when some of our best players aren’t available and you head into the postseason, and we’ll see where we land and we’ll see what happens. But we have enough in the room to be a nuisance” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 12, 2021 1:59:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The starts, I just think when we’re not completely engaged, for whatever reason, we’re just not good,” “And so, when we’re completely engaged, we’re a good basketball team. And when we’re not, we’re not even close to being able to compete with anybody” External link

bostonglobe Monday, May 10, 2021 1:39:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I don’t know how many people over six decades could impact an organization and city with his play, his coaching, his voice, calling the games, the way that he did,” “Tremendous person, not only loved listening to him and hearing him call games but more so loved sitting in my office, closing the door, meeting him for lunch or talking to him on the phone, and just enjoyed his perspective” External link

bostonglobe Monday, May 10, 2021 1:39:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “There’s no excuse for that,” External link

masslive Monday, May 10, 2021 12:46:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It’s going to be how he feels,” External link

masslive Sunday, May 9, 2021 10:30:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It’s going to be how he feels,” External link

masslive Sunday, May 9, 2021 7:13:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I was told he’s going to be out today and we’ll just have more information tomorrow and we’ll figure it out from there,” “But we’ve got to focus on who is available and how we can best play. We need to play better than we did the other night, and that’s that” External link

masslive Sunday, May 9, 2021 7:13:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It looks like they’re getting whole or close to it,” “It’s not a sixth of seventh place Miami team. When they’re full, they are a monster. We’ll have our hands full. Yes it is a big game, but they all are right now” External link

masslive Saturday, May 8, 2021 2:11:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “When we threw him in there (before) we were dealing with some guys who were missing and we are again now. So you may see him again,” External link

masslive Saturday, May 8, 2021 2:11:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He’s the ultimate energy raiser. He’s a great teammate. Obviously a great athlete,” External link

masslive Saturday, May 8, 2021 2:11:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We did not have a good shooting night and we also had some turnovers that probably didn’t give us a chance to cut it back in,” “I thought when we were in a more traditional look [defensively], we were just late. We didn’t get there in time and then we were scrambling. I would say generally all game we were a little late, but they knocked them down” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, May 8, 2021 2:05:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Robert Williams ) : “Those are hard mountains to climb back,” “Inevitably, it’s like we said in the San Antonio game, it’s so unique that that last run doesn’t come back at you. This was a tough night, matchup wise and they put us in a bind in a lot of ways. They gave us fits but I believe in our guys and we’re just going to have to find the right fit while Robert’s out” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, May 8, 2021 2:05:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I believe in our guys and we’re just going to have to find the right fit while Robert’s out,” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, May 8, 2021 12:07:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I don’t know what his availability will be like anytime in the next week, but obviously, we’re going to have to have other guys step up,” External link

dailyjournal Saturday, May 8, 2021 7:18:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We had to overreact some to that and some to their opportunities, and then they got to spraying it around in the second quarter, made some shots,” “We did not have a good shooting night, and we also had some turnovers that probably didn’t give us a chance to cut it back in when we had our chances. They’re a tough matchup for us” External link

masslive Saturday, May 8, 2021 7:06:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We were not quick enough to read them or to make the coverage,” “So the switching actually looked pretty good, but it also forced some more doubling, and it forces you to be in rotations a little bit. But I would say that generally all game we were a little bit late, but they knocked them down and they deserve credit for that” External link

masslive Saturday, May 8, 2021 7:06:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We did not have a good shooting night and we also had some turnovers that probably didn’t give us a chance to cut it back in,” “I thought when we were in a more traditional look [defensively], we were just late. We didn’t get there in time and then we were scrambling. I would say generally all game we were a little late, but they knocked them down” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, May 8, 2021 6:58:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Robert Williams ) : “Those are hard mountains to climb back,” “Inevitably, it’s like we said in the San Antonio game, it’s so unique that that last run doesn’t come back at you. This was a tough night, matchup wise and they put us in a bind in a lot of ways. They gave us fits but I believe in our guys and we’re just going to have to find the right fit while Robert’s out” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, May 8, 2021 6:58:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I don't know what his availability will be like anytime in the next week, but obviously, we're going to have to have other guys step up,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, May 8, 2021 6:11:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Turf toe’s an interesting one,” External link

masslive Saturday, May 8, 2021 1:42:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’ll listen to him and if he has any issues at all, obviously, we’ll manage that accordingly,” External link

masslive Saturday, May 8, 2021 1:42:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The plan has been terrific for him,” “He’s benefited greatly from his own hard work, the plan that our medical staff put together with him. But his execution of it is the key to it. Strengthening that knee, having those extra nights off, are all part of trying to feel great toward the end of the season” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, May 6, 2021 7:05:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The plan’s been terrific for him,” “He has benefited greatly from his own hard work; the plan that our medical staff put together with him. But his execution of it is the key to it. Strengthening that knee, having those extra nights off are all part of trying to feel great towards the end of the season” External link

masslive Thursday, May 6, 2021 6:11:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’ve known he was going to miss the second night of back-to-backs,” “The other stuff has been challenging going through the year. But he’s done a good job with this. He looks good” External link

masslive Thursday, May 6, 2021 6:11:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The plan has been terrific for him,” “He’s benefited greatly from his own hard work, the plan that our medical staff put together with him. But his execution of it is the key to it. Strengthening that knee, having those extra nights off, are all part of trying to feel great toward the end of the season” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, May 6, 2021 6:04:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’re going to need every day to be something that adds to what we’re doing, because these last seven games are super meaningful, every single minute of every one of these games,” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, May 5, 2021 2:27:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We have had the opportunity to do a lot of individual work, small group work, guys that didn’t play, film sessions, shootaround work, pre-game work,” External link

masslive Tuesday, May 4, 2021 9:18:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Kemba Walker ) : “That would always be the case, any time he gets time off, but his knee is good,” “He worked really hard at strengthening it. We’ve stayed with the no back-to-backs and that’s been a difficult thing at times for our team. But it’s been the right thing for our team and for Kemba and as a result, his knee feels pretty good. It’s going to be quite a challenge for us to get to where we want to go, but his health is of utmost importance to anything we can possible achieve as a group” External link

masslive Tuesday, May 4, 2021 8:50:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Jaylen and Jayson, I don’t have any update on them, other than they were both in their rooms being looked at,” External link

inquirer Monday, May 3, 2021 12:51:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I thought we did a lot of good things,” “We got beat by a team that’s dialed in. They are playing great basketball, making tough shots. We had a couple of big breakdowns. I did not think that [officiating] stuff would be any reason for us to have an excuse” External link

bostonglobe Monday, May 3, 2021 9:45:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I don’t have any update on them. Other than they were both in different rooms being looked at,” External link

masslive Monday, May 3, 2021 6:27:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’m dual emotions right now,” “I’m happy with the comeback; I’m happy with the effort. I love the way that we played and competed. But the starts are ridiculous. That was ridiculous, how we started the game. If we want to be any good, we’ve got to change that” External link

masslive Saturday, May 1, 2021 1:43:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “To be candid, I was pissed, disappointed,” “We can’t be like that and I’ve said it all the time: it’s easy to play from behind. It’s really hard to hold a lead in this league” External link

masslive Saturday, May 1, 2021 1:43:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’m proud of our resiliency, our resolve, our togetherness, our willingness to put aside whatever happened in the first half and all of the look that we had,” “It wasn’t good. Again, that’s why we got booed. But we’ve shown that we weren’t gonna go away” External link

masslive Saturday, May 1, 2021 1:43:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’ve got a lot of work to do,” “We’re going to be working all the way to the last day of the regular season, most likely, and that’s just a part of it, all the way after that” External link

masslive Saturday, May 1, 2021 1:43:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Jaylen Brown ) : “Jaylen was being probably overly critical of last night, but he came in and backed it up. He was ready,” “You could tell in walk-through that he was ready” External link

masslive Thursday, April 29, 2021 3:05:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He will not make this excuse, but he is dealing with some of the aftereffects of it. He’s feeling better wind-wise, but he’s just a little foggy,” “He’s talked about it openly and we’ve done our best to help him, but the way he can best get through it, from everything they know, is to continue to log minutes and log experience. He is frustrated by it, I’m sure. But it affects everybody differently. It’s been a challenge for him, but all he wants to do is play and help us win” External link

masslive Thursday, April 29, 2021 1:26:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He’s played hard and he’s worked really hard at it,” “As he’s gotten more practice time and game minutes here, the difference between his play now and when we were putting him in in January and February is night and day. So it’s encouraging. It’s not a huge surprise that he would progress this quickly” External link

masslive Thursday, April 29, 2021 1:26:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I'm not even completely aware of what happened,” “I did hear there were words after the game” External link

usaToday Thursday, April 29, 2021 3:04:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I don’t know. I don’t want to get into it,” External link

masslive Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:23:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Marcus Smart ) : “I saw Marcus this morning. We talked about it,” “I’ll address that with him. We’re going to have to do point guard by committee tonight” External link

masslive Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:23:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "I'm going to get ready for (Wednesday's) game," "That's what we have to do. I'm not going to beat up the group that was out there. We should have played better" External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, April 28, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "There were some that were certainly forced, there's no question about it," "There were some that were just missed" External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, April 28, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Jayson Tatum ) : “Jayson’s just dealing with a bunch of different things from the extra load that he’s carried,” External link

masslive Wednesday, April 28, 2021 8:48:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Evan Fournier ) : “We felt like extending the game was a good idea,” “You saw it a couple plays before, they were not great against pressure. Even the play getting up the court, we thought we had them turned over there and just barely missed it. We got the turnover with Evan (Fournier), we got the ball knocked out of bounds, we felt really good about the pressure we could apply in that moment” External link

masslive Wednesday, April 28, 2021 2:08:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We haven't really had the chance to do that,” “We've had a little bit of that, when we were out West, but still that's without Fournier, obviously missing Rob (Williams) in the last game as well, so we just haven't had that opportunity. I know we're not unique in that, I know there's other teams that are dealing with that as well. We're hopeful at some point, here in the next 14 games, we can have everybody on the roster available” External link

forbes Wednesday, April 28, 2021 10:24:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’m gonna get ready for (Wednesday’s) game,” “I think that that’s what we have to do. I’m not going to beat up the group that was out there. We should have played better, we could have played better. They played better than us, and they deserved to win” External link

masslive Wednesday, April 28, 2021 6:04:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Jayson’s just dealing with a bunch of different things from the extra load that he’s carried,” External link

masslive Wednesday, April 28, 2021 12:55:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think he’s getting better, so we hope that again, he’s back at some point soon,” External link

masslive Monday, April 26, 2021 2:06:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We got outplayed, out-coached, out-hustled,” External link

forbes Monday, April 26, 2021 4:43:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens added : “The toughest team sets the rules of the game, and they set it right from the opening tip and we were on our heels the whole night,” External link

forbes Monday, April 26, 2021 4:43:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “In the past, we may have been able to get away with a subpar performance in different games,” External link

forbes Monday, April 26, 2021 4:43:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “All I know is that he still had to hit the 35-footer to go up 12,” External link

masslive Monday, April 26, 2021 12:26:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I was hopeful that had changed” External link

masslive Monday, April 26, 2021 12:26:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “In the past, we may have been able to get away with a subpar performance in different games,” “This team hasn’t won a game all year that I can remember where we played subpar. So that just is a good indicator that we need to be on it. We need to be better. We need to play better” External link

masslive Monday, April 26, 2021 12:26:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It’s very likely, he’s going to struggle, we just don’t have time to practice. He’s got to play and get himself up to speed,” “I just asked him how he felt and he said he was pretty winded out there. That’s not a surprise, but it’s good to get him those minutes and I don’t think he’ll have many games like that” External link

masslive Saturday, April 24, 2021 2:14:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he’s a Boston kid … those kids are important to us here,” “I never met him. My son looks up to him. Hard to talk about a basketball game” External link

dailyjournal Saturday, April 24, 2021 5:32:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he's a Boston kid ... those kids are important to us here,” External link

wesh Saturday, April 24, 2021 4:57:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he’s a Boston kid ... those kids are important to us here,” “I never met him. My son looks up to him. Hard to talk about a basketball game” External link

wlwt Saturday, April 24, 2021 2:43:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he’s a Boston kid ... those kids are important to us here,” “I never met him. My son looks up to him. Hard to talk about a basketball game” External link

wlwt Saturday, April 24, 2021 2:43:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he’s a Boston kid ... those kids are important to us here,” “I never met him. My son looks up to him. Hard to talk about a basketball game” External link

msn-uk Saturday, April 24, 2021 2:26:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he’s a Boston kid ... those kids are important to us here,” “I never met him. My son looks up to him. Hard to talk about a basketball game” External link

samoaobserver Saturday, April 24, 2021 2:17:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The biggest thing is we have an open line of communication with the individual,” External link

masslive Saturday, April 24, 2021 2:11:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It’s the NBA in 2021,” External link

masslive Saturday, April 24, 2021 2:11:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he’s a Boston kid … those kids are important to us here,” “I never met him. My son looks up to him. Hard to talk about a basketball game” External link

therepublic Saturday, April 24, 2021 1:15:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he’s a Boston kid ... those kids are important to us here,” External link

wcvb Friday, April 23, 2021 7:54:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens told : “To be honest, as I was walking down the hallway, I just heard this news about Terrence Clarke,” External link

wishtv Friday, April 23, 2021 7:47:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he’s a Boston kid ... those kids are important to us here,” “I never met him. My son looks up to him. Hard to talk about a basketball game” External link

suntimes Friday, April 23, 2021 6:10:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Not sure how much I want to talk about the game,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, April 23, 2021 6:09:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he's a Boston kid ... those kids are important to us here," "I never met him. My son looks up to him. Hard to talk about a basketball game" External link

abc7ny Friday, April 23, 2021 5:11:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he’s a Boston kid … those kids are important to us here,” “I never met him. My son looks up to him. Hard to talk about a basketball game” External link

fox59 Friday, April 23, 2021 4:40:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he’s a Boston kid … those kids are important to us here,” “I never met him. My son looks up to him. Hard to talk about a basketball game” External link

wkbn Friday, April 23, 2021 3:14:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he’s a Boston kid … those kids are important to us here,” “I never met him. My son looks up to him. Hard to talk about a basketball game” External link

wwlp Friday, April 23, 2021 2:19:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider hes a Boston kid ... those kids are important to us here," "I never met him. My son looks up to him. Hard to talk about a basketball game" External link

thesun Friday, April 23, 2021 12:59:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he's a Boston kid ... those kids are important to us here," "I never met him. My son looks up to him. Hard to talk about a basketball game" External link

independent-UK Friday, April 23, 2021 10:14:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he’s a Boston kid ... those kids are important to us here,” “I never met him. My son looks up to him. Hard to talk about a basketball game” External link

seattlepi Friday, April 23, 2021 9:02:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he’s a Boston kid ... those kids are important to us here,” “I never met him. My son looks up to him. Hard to talk about a basketball game” External link

buffalonews Friday, April 23, 2021 9:02:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he’s a Boston kid ... those kids are important to us here,” “I never met him. My son looks up to him. Hard to talk about a basketball game” External link

guardian Friday, April 23, 2021 8:36:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he’s a Boston kid ... those kids are important to us here,” “I never met him. My son looks up to him. Hard to talk about a basketball game” External link

usaToday Friday, April 23, 2021 8:29:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens told : "To be honest, as I was walking down the hallway, I just heard this news about Terrence Clarke," External link

foxcarolina Friday, April 23, 2021 8:26:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he’s a Boston kid ... those kids are important to us here,” “I never met him. My son looks up to him. Hard to talk about a basketball game” External link

wacotrib Friday, April 23, 2021 8:15:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he’s a Boston kid ... those kids are important to us here,” “I never met him. My son looks up to him. Hard to talk about a basketball game” External link

gazette Friday, April 23, 2021 7:49:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he’s a Boston kid … those kids are important to us here,” “I never met him. My son looks up to him. Hard to talk about a basketball game” External link

denverpost Friday, April 23, 2021 7:42:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he's a Boston kid ... those kids are important to us here," "I never met him. My son looks up to him. Hard to talk about a basketball game" External link

abc7ny Friday, April 23, 2021 7:38:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he’s a Boston kid ... those kids are important to us here,” “I never met him. My son looks up to him. Hard to talk about a basketball game” External link

missoulian Friday, April 23, 2021 7:37:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he’s a Boston kid ... those kids are important to us here,” “I never met him. My son looks up to him. Hard to talk about a basketball game” External link

eagletribune Friday, April 23, 2021 7:30:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he’s a Boston kid … those kids are important to us here,” “I never met him. My son looks up to him. Hard to talk about a basketball game” External link

washtimes Friday, April 23, 2021 7:27:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he’s a Boston kid ... those kids are important to us here,” “I never met him. My son looks up to him. Hard to talk about a basketball game” External link

wftv Friday, April 23, 2021 7:07:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Not sure how much I want to talk about the game, when you consider he’s a Boston kid … those kids are important to us here,” “I never met him. My son looks up to him. Hard to talk about a basketball game” External link

680news Friday, April 23, 2021 6:45:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I was walking down the hallway and I just heard this news about Terrence Clarke. I’m not sure how much I want to talk about the game,” “When you consider it, a Boston kid ... I don’t know what’s real yet, I’ve not heard anything confirmed, but I’ve read what you’ve read and, you know, those kids are important to us here. I never met him, but my son looks up to him. It’s hard to talk about a basketball game with even the idea that that’s floating out there. You pray that it’s not true” External link

masslive Friday, April 23, 2021 6:45:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It’s first and foremost a personal choice,” External link

masslive Friday, April 23, 2021 6:45:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "As I was walking down the hallway, I just heard this news about Terrence Clarke and not sure how much I'd wanna talk about the game when you consider it a Boston kid," External link

wcvb Friday, April 23, 2021 5:48:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "As I was walking down the hallway, I just heard this news about Terrence Clarke and not sure how much I'd wanna talk about the game when you consider it a Boston kid," "Even though I've never met him, my son looks up to him. It's hard to talk about a basketball game with even the idea that's floating out there and I pray that it's not true" External link

wcvb Friday, April 23, 2021 5:48:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I don’t know if he’ll be cleared to play by (Friday) night,” External link

masslive Friday, April 23, 2021 1:02:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Rob went through a pretty good amount of work (Wednesday) in the hopes that he might be able to practice and play (Thursday),” “Wasn’t able to do it. Same thing (Thursday) morning, wasn’t able to do it” External link

masslive Friday, April 23, 2021 1:02:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I gathered it was triggered in that game,” “But I don’t know. ... He had not been talking about that before, at least not to me” External link

masslive Friday, April 23, 2021 1:02:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “With the addition of Evan, when he gets back, and the addition of Jabari, I think there isn’t much known from game to game,” “That’s a difficult position to be in for those guys. But I feel really good about what we would look like from a rotation standpoint on most nights. As you get deep into the season and potentially a playoff scenario, I feel really good about what we’d look like” External link

masslive Friday, April 23, 2021 1:02:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’re hopeful at some point, here in the next 14 games, we can have everybody on the roster available,” External link

wsau Thursday, April 22, 2021 10:24:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We're hopeful at some point, here in the next 14 games, we can have everybody on the roster available," External link

wsau Thursday, April 22, 2021 2:53:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We just haven’t had that opportunity and I know we’re not unique in that,” “We’re hopeful at some point in the next 14 games that we can have everyone on the roster available, but we’re still not there” External link

masslive Thursday, April 22, 2021 12:47:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I was never offered a package. That’s all news to me. Secondly, I wasn’t going to leave anyways,” External link

bangordailynews Tuesday, April 20, 2021 8:51:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “This place has been so good to our family, so good to me, and we owe them — especially in the middle of a very trying time and a very trying season,” External link

bangordailynews Tuesday, April 20, 2021 8:51:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I don’t know how long I’m going to coach. I don’t know how long I’m going to coach in the NBA. I don’t know how long they’ll want me to coach in the NBA,” “I am thrilled to be the Celtics head coach and it is a great challenge and a great responsibility” External link

bangordailynews Tuesday, April 20, 2021 8:51:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Tremont has just got a knack,” “He did not play well in the Lakers game, so he was hungry to play well. I thought he really lifted us up” External link

masslive Tuesday, April 20, 2021 2:13:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Knock on wood, hopefully we have a few of these guys back,” “That’ll make practice better and hopefully we’ll be a little bit better” External link

masslive Tuesday, April 20, 2021 2:13:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Tremont came out and gave us the best chance to be organized,” “Tremont just has a knack. He did not play well in the Lakers game and was hungry to play well. I thought he lifted us up. ... I certainly thought he had a good night” External link

masslive Tuesday, April 20, 2021 2:13:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I don’t know what happened with Tristan,” “Jaylen told me he felt his. He’s going to get it looked at right now. I don’t know what happened. It was a physical game, a tough game” External link

masslive Tuesday, April 20, 2021 6:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I was never offered a package. That’s all news to me. Secondly, I wasn’t going to leave anyways,” External link

usaToday Tuesday, April 20, 2021 3:05:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “This place has been so good to our family, so good to me, and we owe them — especially in the middle of a very trying time and a very trying season,” External link

usaToday Tuesday, April 20, 2021 3:05:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I don’t know how long I’m going to coach. I don’t know how long I’m going to coach in the NBA. I don’t know how long they’ll want me to coach in the NBA,” “I am thrilled to be the Celtics head coach and it is a great challenge and a great responsibility” External link

usaToday Tuesday, April 20, 2021 3:05:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I don’t know if he’ll be able to join us for practice or not when we practice again on Wednesday,” External link

masslive Tuesday, April 20, 2021 1:56:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He’s a guy that can score,” External link

masslive Tuesday, April 20, 2021 1:56:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “First of all I was never offered a package so that’s all news to me,” “Secondly I wasn’t going to leave anyway. The reason being is because this place, whether it’s a pro organization or a college has been so good to our family, so good to me. We owe them, in the middle of a very trying season, which is right in the middle of a pandemic. We owe them to stay the course” External link

masslive Tuesday, April 20, 2021 1:56:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He did a lot of good things,” External link

masslive Monday, April 19, 2021 8:42:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "I said it the other day: I'm not. And I tried to say it as clearly as I could and also make sure that people understand that that place, to me, (is) special," External link

usaToday Sunday, April 18, 2021 7:43:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The smallest part of me enjoys it. I just hate competing against him. But man, do I love watching him,” “He is as fun to watch as any player because of his creativity and mastery of shooting. You just never feel good if you’re an opponent. You always feel like you’re the next line of a fairy tale. I don’t lose too much sleep seeing the ball go in over two people or seeing some of the magical shots. ... There’s only so much you can do. We doubled him several times and it seemed like the only one he missed was from half court” External link

masslive Sunday, April 18, 2021 2:15:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We went through that stretch at the start of the fourth quarter where we needed to score,” “He gave us some opportunities there. But in the first half and the second he played on the baseline and played to his strength. He did a lot of good things. He’ll pick up our defense as time goes on and we’ll figure out how best to play with him on both ends” External link

masslive Sunday, April 18, 2021 7:56:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Jabari’s been a good player in the league for a few years now. He’s obviously had a rough couple of last stops,” External link

masslive Sunday, April 18, 2021 2:37:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens added : “Hopefully this is a play where he can find his groove,” “That’s important. We’re going to work hard to help him” External link

masslive Sunday, April 18, 2021 2:37:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’re going to be mostly looking at him as a guy that can play some four for us but maybe some small-ball five in some lineups especially around some of our better players, as a ball-mover, as a passer, as a playmaker, as a drive, as a guy that can put the ball in the basket, that’s a real threat to put the ball in the basket,” External link

masslive Sunday, April 18, 2021 2:37:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We have a tendency to be loose with the ball, and we’ve got to stop that,” “It’ll bite us in time. You can’t keep playing like that and expect to win” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Friday, April 16, 2021 8:45:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think we played 75 games before we had fans back in Boston, whether it was the in the bubble or at home,” “But there was one that stood out above all others, and how eerie it felt, and that was the Lakers game. … This thing was meant for people to be here” External link

masslive Friday, April 16, 2021 1:59:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It will bite us in time, whether it’s Saturday night against Golden State, because they make you pay: turnovers become three points on the other end,” “We’ve got to clean it up. Can’t keep playing like that and expect to win” External link

masslive Friday, April 16, 2021 1:59:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Obviously, we have a lot to improve on,” External link

masslive Friday, April 16, 2021 1:59:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We have a tendency to be loose with the ball, and we’ve got to stop that,” “It'll bite us in time. You can't keep playing like that and expect to win” External link

seattlepi Friday, April 16, 2021 8:59:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It is what it is. That’s the way they’re going to determine playoffs. I don’t really have a reaction to it. I understand the entertainment value when it comes to play-in games. That said. We will not prioritize our seed over our players’ health, that’s for sure,” “If there’s somebody that needs to sit, (Jayson) Tatum, Jaylen (Brown), whoever. I think we’ve been pretty consistent with that with Kemba (Walker) as well. We’ll land where we land. Hopefully, we’re still playing and we get a chance to move on” External link

masslive Wednesday, April 14, 2021 2:42:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Damian Lillard ) : “It’s obvious. They’re going to get a 3-point shot off with 3.5 seconds and no timeouts most likely. So you want to make it as hard as possible,” “It wouldn’t matter if we were up one or two at that moment. You have such a better chance with them taking time away with them catching the ball going toward their basket. (Damian) Lillard doesn’t get a full head of steam going down the court or the chance to draw a foul on an out-of-bounds play” External link

masslive Wednesday, April 14, 2021 2:42:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We just needed something to get us going,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, April 13, 2021 1:36:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “That game won’t have anything to do with what we’ve done in the past, we have to prepare to play it well,” External link

masslive Monday, April 12, 2021 2:30:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “This is a really hard road trip, obviously,” “We’re playing really good teams. Nobody’s hotter than Denver right now. But I’m looking at it more objectively of how we respond in the middle of games, the way that we’ve stayed with it. Those types of things have been better of late. And I think that we’re not perfect. We have some things that we have to manage” External link

masslive Sunday, April 11, 2021 9:04:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Isaiah Thomas ) : "It was a lot like I recall with Isaiah on so many occasions. He just wouldn’t let us lose," "When we were coming back in the third, you could see he had it" External link

foxnews Saturday, April 10, 2021 2:57:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Jayson Tatum ) : "Tatum was super special tonight and that’s coming off a heavy minute night the night before," "Don’t mistake his quiet demeanor for not being a competitor. He was a competitor" External link

foxnews Saturday, April 10, 2021 2:57:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Both of the last two games have been pretty good as far as that goes,” “I think that a lot of people deserve credit for that. Everybody on the court. The bench was really good, it was really loud” External link

masslive Saturday, April 10, 2021 1:33:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Ricky Rubio ) : “We were too loose with the ball,” “I don’t know why that is, because everybody that’s played in the league knows (Ricky) Rubio is just like laying in the weeds trying to steal the ball. He’s unbelievable at reading plays, he’ll shoot the gap, he’s got all that stuff” External link

masslive Saturday, April 10, 2021 1:33:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I didn’t think our starters played great out of the gate but I thought that those guys would give us a good chance to start that quarter well,” “So we were going to mix it up, but I didn’t want the game to get out of hand that quickly” External link

masslive Saturday, April 10, 2021 1:33:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’re not going to do that every night,” External link

masslive Saturday, April 10, 2021 1:33:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Jayson Tatum ) : “Tatum was super special tonight, and that’s coming off of a heavy-minute night the night before,” “Don’t mistake his quiet demeanor for not being a competitor. He is a competitor” External link

masslive Saturday, April 10, 2021 7:02:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Kemba Walker ) : “I mean, that was a what-we’re-used-to, grind-it-out, physical kind of Celtics win that I think has been what we’ve been about when we’re at our best,” “I thought that we played really hard tonight. I thought we really guarded tonight, super physical, second night of a back-to-back. We didn’t shoot it perfectly. We had that stretch at the start of the fourth where we went cold, but just a great response after a tough one last night, coming back and play another physical, tough team with Kemba out. That was one of our better wins of the year, all things considered, because of the way that our guys had to figure out a way to win” External link

masslive Thursday, April 8, 2021 1:11:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "That was what we’re used to — kind of a grind-out Celtic win, which is what we’ve been about when we’re at our best," External link

foxnews Thursday, April 8, 2021 12:43:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We were loose with our passes, we took too much of a gamble, too much of a risk and it backfired,” External link

gulf-times Wednesday, April 7, 2021 11:50:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We were loose with our passes, we took too much of a gamble, too much of a risk and it backfired," External link

JakartaPost Wednesday, April 7, 2021 1:13:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens explained : “They’re big, strong, physical guys that take you where they want to go,” External link

masslive Wednesday, April 7, 2021 1:13:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Both of our guys are learning some of that stuff but also they do as much on the perimeter as they do in that area,” “That’s not a knock, that’s just who they are as players. And so I think that’s important to know. Not everybody is going to be able to get to the free-throw line the same. But it’s been a problem for our team over time, and that’s why I think it’s important to grow in that area, but we will never - I don’t think we’ll ever get to the point where we’re matching those guys’ free-throw attempts or we think that’s something we can count on” External link

masslive Wednesday, April 7, 2021 1:13:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Rob had the two turnovers early where he tried to thread the needle to Jayson (Tatum) that probably weren’t there and from that point on,” “I just didn’t think we hit our bigs enough to cut. That’s just what we want to be. We did have to play some unique lineups just because of how much in foul trouble we were — and how dominant Embiid was” External link

masslive Wednesday, April 7, 2021 1:13:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “You have to be sure with the ball against them because otherwise they get running in transition,” “In the half court they’re hard enough to stop, but if you let them have runouts, it’s impossible” External link

masslive Wednesday, April 7, 2021 1:13:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We were loose with our passes, we took too much of a gamble, too much of a risk and it backfired," External link

afp-en Wednesday, April 7, 2021 8:44:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Yeah Rob’s got a lot of work on but, he’s a guy that -- he’ll get better,” External link

masslive Wednesday, April 7, 2021 6:42:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "I think he adds a great deal of value to our team," External link

wcvb Wednesday, April 7, 2021 2:36:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’m not going to get into specifics, but the thing I’d say is I wouldn’t expect to see him this week,” External link

masslive Wednesday, April 7, 2021 2:22:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think we have a great sense of where he is, as far as where he’s come and everything else, but he’s going to be rusty for awhile,” External link

masslive Wednesday, April 7, 2021 2:22:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I thought we did a really good job the other night of finding him and getting him going, we probably could find him more tonight although he only played 21 minutes,” “He didn’t obviously play a normal long stint at all basically in the fourth quarter. But there’s a lot of things he does” External link

masslive Monday, April 5, 2021 1:16:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “No. 1 he’s a guy who can put the ball in the basket, and the other team knows that,” External link

masslive Monday, April 5, 2021 1:16:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It does open up a lot, it’s just another avenue to get a paint threat” External link

masslive Monday, April 5, 2021 1:16:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I haven’t been told anything other than that he’s playing,” “He hasn’t been on the court yet, but he got treatment and he seems to feel good” External link

masslive Sunday, April 4, 2021 11:41:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Romeo will be available, but he’s not ready for anything significant,” External link

masslive Sunday, April 4, 2021 11:41:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think the narrative around our team in the past two games was a little worse than how we played,” “We had a tough stretch in that Dallas game but we also got beat by ridiculous shot making. We had the same thing in the New Orleans game. They had their best shot-making night of the year. We had time to reflect on that. We had time to circle back to what we thought was most important as a team and say, ‘ok this is what we need to do to be a little bit better, to put our signature on the last 24 games.’ Let’s see if we can’t find a time to peak here soon” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, April 4, 2021 3:34:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We had time to circle back to what we thought was most important as a team and say, ‘Okay, this is what we need to do to be a little bit better to put our signature on these last 24 games, starting with (Friday),’” “So that’s what we did, guys did a good job and stayed together and see if we can find a time to peak here soon” External link

masslive Saturday, April 3, 2021 1:26:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think it’ll be a pretty similar timeline once he passes all the cardiac testing and everything else,” External link

masslive Friday, April 2, 2021 1:36:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It’s not time to dream about the future — it’s time to do it now,” External link

masslive Thursday, April 1, 2021 10:21:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens declared : “Well, I think as a coach, you should always not put a ceiling on your team and you should always have faith,” External link

masslive Thursday, April 1, 2021 1:03:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens declared : “It’s just the same old story,” “It’s like 12 minute droughts because we don’t respond. Then we pick ourselves up and we’ve got a big deficit and we play the way that teams can play down. Now I’m not crazy enough to think you can always play that way, because it’s easy to play when you’re down. The other team has all the pressure in the world when they’re up 23 with six minutes left in the third. You just play free. But we’ve got to respond better in the middle of the game. We just haven’t. That’s the bottom line” External link

masslive Thursday, April 1, 2021 1:03:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We got to the rim multiple times and had beautiful kick outs, great attempts and finishes,” External link

masslive Thursday, April 1, 2021 1:03:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It’s just the same old story,” External link

masslive Thursday, April 1, 2021 6:32:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It’s not time to dream about the future — it’s time to do it now,” “We need to play better. We need to show up and compete every night with great urgency all the way through the game, regardless of what just happened. And so I don’t really care about the future and I don’t really care about the first 48 games. What are we going to do and that’s the question. It’s time to show up” External link

masslive Thursday, April 1, 2021 6:32:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’ve been around good teams, and I’ve been around bad teams,” External link

masslive Thursday, April 1, 2021 6:32:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He got cleared to do all the, you know, drills and work and everything else by our cardiac specialists,” External link

masslive Wednesday, March 31, 2021 12:33:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It’ll make a difference. It’ll be good just to see fans,” External link

masslive Tuesday, March 30, 2021 2:28:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We weren’t able to match them in the first half,” “I thought they made shots, they made it really difficult on us. I thought we were flying around, super engaged. Second half, obviously it turned in the third quarter. They kept that up. We just didn’t respond as a group as well as we can” External link

masslive Tuesday, March 30, 2021 1:22:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I thought we got stagnant. I thought we took some really, really hard shots in the second half,” “So this was one of those nights where we’re gonna have to score the ball, ‘cause the other team is really shooting it. So again, I think sometimes you make it more difficult than it is. They played great tonight and we didn’t quite match it. That was, to me, the story of the game” External link

masslive Tuesday, March 30, 2021 1:22:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “For those of us that have coached and played basketball games in front of no one — it’s been fun, it’s been basketball, but it hasn’t felt normal and right,” “Tonight felt normal and right even though we missed more shots than they did” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, March 30, 2021 6:31:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “That was a little bit of a curveball obviously,” External link

masslive Tuesday, March 30, 2021 2:02:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens added : “He’s gotten the crash course in a very short amount of time. He’s a veteran. He’s been there, done that. He’s played against us, you know, tons of times, probably knows our plays as well as anybody, and certainly, we just want him to play to his strengths and not worry about anything else” External link

masslive Tuesday, March 30, 2021 2:02:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He got cleared to do all the, you know, drills and work and everything else by our cardiac specialists,” “So today was the first time he’s done anything in however many weeks, and he felt it. So I don’t know when he’ll be cleared to play, per se, but he’ll certainly come soon and he’ll be active soon, but he’s not going to be able to play long stints for awhile. You may be able to throw him in there in one of these upcoming games at home for a couple minutes at a time, but that’s about it” External link

masslive Tuesday, March 30, 2021 2:02:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I don’t really want to get into the specifics of everything, because I don’t know all the answers,” “As far as frustration, it’s been a very consistent theme for us to be missing people. But hopefully that won’t be long-term. We’ll see how this all goes and go from there” External link

masslive Sunday, March 28, 2021 1:11:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "He'll be a high-minutes player," "We're certainly going to count on him to do what he does" External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, March 28, 2021 12:14:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "I think it's been pretty evident that bench scoring, whatever form it comes in, whether he's off the bench or the others off the bench, is a necessity," "And so I think that that'll be a real positive, and we're excited that he's joining us" External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, March 28, 2021 12:14:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We played with purpose, connectivity, I thought everybody that played gave us a good lift,” “And so that was a positive. We needed to play better. We felt like there was a lot we could build off of in the last two quarters of the last game” External link

masslive Saturday, March 27, 2021 1:28:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I just think the most important thing for him is to have an aggressive mindset,” External link

masslive Saturday, March 27, 2021 1:28:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Rob can impact at the rim but if you make him rotate off his guy, teams are good enough to jump pass and dump it off to the big in the dunker or they’re good enough to jump past get their eyes to the rim, and hit corners,” “That’s how we got sprayed a few times on individual drives. So it’s nice to have guys that can block shots down there” External link

masslive Saturday, March 27, 2021 7:31:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He’s got to create a great synergy with the starters as far as getting them open, and getting them the right looks and those types of things,” “I thought he did a great job tonight. Listen, he’s clearly our best big that’s here. It’s not a knock on Mo or Luke. He’s just ahead of both those guys. We’ll cross all those other bridges when we get there” External link

masslive Saturday, March 27, 2021 7:31:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It puts a lot on him,” “I think that he’s made a lot of strides. He does a lot of good things, and he can fill up a stat sheet. I think that there’s things that he will just continue to improve upon and his best days are still far ahead, as much as the glimpses that he shows. But those glimpses have become a lot more consistent, and his effort has been terrific. He’s a competitive guy” External link

masslive Saturday, March 27, 2021 2:07:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He’s always been more comfortable coming off the bench,” “So he will have to adjust here at least for this near-term. ... I know that Rob is a critical part of our team now and a critical part of our team in the future” External link

masslive Saturday, March 27, 2021 2:07:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I thought [the Bucks] just hit us in the mouth and kept punching and we were lucky to be within what we were even at halftime giving up 70 points,” “It didn’t look good there at the start of the half, but then guys went to it, you know, really played well, possession to possession, and gave us a chance to win” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, March 25, 2021 11:03:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Obviously we don’t have much time left from a big-picture standpoint,” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, March 25, 2021 11:03:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “They just hit us in the mouth and kept punching and we were lucky to be within what we were even at halftime giving up 70 points,” External link

masslive Thursday, March 25, 2021 1:14:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I thought [the Bucks] just hit us in the mouth and kept punching and we were lucky to be within what we were even at halftime giving up 70 points,” “It didn’t look good there at the start of the half, but then guys went to it, you know, really played well, possession to possession, and gave us a chance to win” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, March 25, 2021 7:46:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Obviously we don’t have much time left from a big-picture standpoint,” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, March 25, 2021 4:45:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It felt like he was getting what he wanted to off the glass,” “They got several rebounds while we were trying to wrestle with him. Their guards crashed in there and got several rebounds and they were huge plays, obviously” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:15:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I hope it’s nothing big,” “He’s been testing [for COVID-19] every day. I would guess it’s just general illness” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:15:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think for sure our shot profile this year has not been as good as it needs to be,” “We’ve talked about that, and we’ve tried in two of the past three games, we’ve tried to get better. But I think that’s got to improve. I think people mistake that for ‘shoot a lot of threes.’ We’re trying to get layups, trying to get dunks, we’re trying to drive the ball” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:15:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’ve said from the get-go, the challenge for guys like him, especially young, young shooters that come into the league is adjusting to the speed of the game,” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:15:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “None of those young guys have really separated themselves from the others,” “What Aaron has brought to the table is encouraging. I believe strongly in his work and what he will become, for sure” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:15:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think we’ve tried our best to tell our team from the get-go that we’ve got to hit curveballs,” “This is going to be constant. As a staff, when we wake up every morning, we don’t know what’s going to happen with regard with who’s available” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, March 23, 2021 11:14:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I could not be more thrilled for him,” “Couldn’t be a more deserving person and a guy that I think will be incredible now that he has his own opportunity” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, March 23, 2021 11:14:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He’s as good as it gets,” “He’s got great perspective. He’s a great basketball coach” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, March 23, 2021 11:14:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "Even though he ended with 16 points, it felt like a lot bigger than that," "It felt like he was getting what he wanted off the glass" External link

foxnews Tuesday, March 23, 2021 2:22:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think the last two nights have been a lot more like Celtics basketball,” “So I’m disappointed we didn’t play better in overtime. I thought the ball stopped a little bit more in overtime, and maybe that was due to legs, all that stuff, because those guys were all playing a little heavier minutes than usual. But they were battling. And we made a lot of tough plays, we made a lot of plays to give ourselves a chance the last 30 or 45 seconds of the game in regulation. That was good, poised stuff. So we can build off the last two nights and we’ve got to. This is disappointing, but it’s also more who we want to look like at least” External link

masslive Tuesday, March 23, 2021 1:26:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We talked about that the other day with all those guys and I think you saw that more in the Orlando game,” External link

masslive Tuesday, March 23, 2021 1:26:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “There was a point in time, in the second and third, where, stops were, we weren’t good tonight,” External link

masslive Tuesday, March 23, 2021 1:26:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The last two nights have been a lot more like Celtics basketball,” “So I’m disappointed we didn’t play better in overtime. I thought the ball stopped a little bit more in overtime, and maybe that was due to legs, all that stuff, because those guys were all playing a little heavier minutes than usual. But they were battling” External link

masslive Tuesday, March 23, 2021 1:26:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We made a lot of plays to give ourselves a chance the last 30 or 45 seconds of the game in regulation,” “That was good, poised stuff. So we can build off the last two nights and we’ve got to. This is disappointing, but it’s also more who we want to look like at least” External link

masslive Tuesday, March 23, 2021 1:26:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I hope it’s nothing big,” “He’s been testing [for COVID-19] every day. I would guess it’s just general illness” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, March 23, 2021 7:03:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “My impression is it’s hard to join up on these trips just with all the protocols that there are,” External link

masslive Tuesday, March 23, 2021 3:08:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “You want to just stay the course and play the right way,” External link

masslive Monday, March 22, 2021 1:05:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It takes teams time. Sometimes it comes quick. Sometimes it comes at different stages in the season, and some teams never get it,” “The goal is to find your best version. ... We have to do it with all five on every possession at both ends of the floor” External link

usaToday Monday, March 22, 2021 2:17:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It takes teams time. Sometimes it comes quick. Sometimes it comes at different stages in the season, and some teams never get it,” “The goal is to find your best version. ... We have to do it with all five on every possession at both ends of the floor” External link

eagletribune Monday, March 22, 2021 1:35:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "I said it the other day: I'm not (considering it)," External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, March 20, 2021 7:46:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "I love coming to work every day. I love this area," External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, March 20, 2021 7:46:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Fun often follows winning, but what comes first?” “Winning or doing hard stuff? You got to do hard stuff and it will all follow after that” External link

masslive Saturday, March 20, 2021 1:37:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens explained : “I think we need to be more engaged in each other, and I think that teams are fragile things,” “Guys are trying, and they are all really good guys trying, but sometimes even when you’re giving good effort, or you have a group of possessions that go pretty well, five guys engaged does a lot, and we just haven’t had that recently. And that’s concerning. We have to play as a team” External link

masslive Saturday, March 20, 2021 1:37:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It’s got to be 17 guys dying to play well together — and I think the fun follows that,” “You share it. You dive on the floor, you rebound, you’re tough every single play. When something doesn’t go your way, you tip the cap to the guy. ... We need more of that, bottom line. And you know what, it’s fair to say that’s on me” External link

masslive Saturday, March 20, 2021 6:38:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’m more looking at the engagement level in each other and that’s what wasn’t there in that game early on again,” “They are good people and I can’t say enough good things about them. That’s why I believe it’s there. That’s why I think our ceiling is better than we played because I believe in who we have. We got to do it together. That’s the bottom line” External link

masslive Saturday, March 20, 2021 6:38:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I tried to say it as clearly as I could and also make sure that people understand that that place, to me, is special,” “Like I said the other day, I’m so grateful for this organization and to the people here for all that they’ve done for us” External link

masslive Saturday, March 20, 2021 1:15:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think that’s basketball, but you have to be able to respond to those moments, you have to be able to respond to those runs and we did, we just did it too late,” External link

masslive Thursday, March 18, 2021 1:09:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I just want to play good basketball,” External link

masslive Thursday, March 18, 2021 1:09:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “All we’re going to keep trying to focus on is playing good basketball,” “And we saw more of that in the second half and didn’t see enough of it in the first — and it bit us. If you have a stretch like that against an NBA team, you’re usually in for a bad night. And when you’re playing a team that played with the kind of urgency and the way they did tonight, they made us pay for that. So, I just want to play good basketball” External link

masslive Thursday, March 18, 2021 1:09:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “You have to be able to respond to those moments,” “You have to be able to respond to those runs and we did. We just did it too late. I thought we were affected because we got, I felt like, really good looks early and the ball wasn’t going in. And you could kind of see our shoulders slump and all affected as a group” External link

masslive Thursday, March 18, 2021 1:09:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "Sometimes, that's the way the game goes," External link

foxnews Thursday, March 18, 2021 12:09:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I thought we came out of the gate with really good effort,” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, March 18, 2021 8:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We came out of the gate with really good effort, and what happened was I thought we were affected by missing shots,” “You could see our body language change. They had several possessions there on their offensive end where we got them to the end of the clock ... you could feel that effort. But then we were affected and then it took us a while to get that back” External link

masslive Thursday, March 18, 2021 7:09:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “All we’re going to keep trying to focus on is playing good basketball,” “And we saw more of that in the second half and didn’t see enough of it in the first — and it bit us. If you have a stretch like that against an NBA team, you’re usually in for a bad night. And when you’re playing a team that played with the kind of urgency and the way they did tonight, they made us pay for that” External link

masslive Thursday, March 18, 2021 7:09:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “If you would have told me we took 18 more shots in the game, I would have felt pretty good about our chances,” “But I do think the quality of shots, as far as, just from an efficiency standpoint, favored to them quite a bit. As it has all year. They’ve been the best in the league at it” External link

masslive Wednesday, March 17, 2021 1:08:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "That does mean a lot, I won’t act like that doesn’t," "It’s flattering. But I also realize that I’m the coach of the Celtics. It’s been an amazing opportunity, an amazing challenge every day for the last eight years and I’m extremely grateful" External link

foxnews Wednesday, March 17, 2021 12:59:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “All those guys are exceptionally skilled,” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, March 17, 2021 7:31:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “That’s not referring to like a desire to do that,” External link

masslive Wednesday, March 17, 2021 6:38:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “That does mean a lot, I won’t act like that doesn’t,” “It’s flattering. But I also realize that I’m the coach of the Celtics. It’s been an amazing opportunity, an amazing challenge every day for the last eight years and I’m extremely grateful” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, March 17, 2021 6:25:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Listen every job has it’s challenges,” External link

masslive Wednesday, March 17, 2021 1:47:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Couldn’t me a more deserving person,” External link

masslive Wednesday, March 17, 2021 1:47:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The greatest compliment you can give somebody on a sports team is that they made everybody around them better,” “I used to play with Micah in open gym, traveling across the city of Indianapolis when we were 16, 17 years old, when we didn’t hardly know each other. And it was obvious then he was a guy you wanted to play with, because he knew how to play and he’d get everybody the ball and he made his team better” External link

masslive Wednesday, March 17, 2021 1:47:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It’s just gratifying to know that good things happen to good people with Micah,” “Again, I could talk all day about that. Can’t say enough good things” External link

masslive Wednesday, March 17, 2021 1:47:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The last time Rick Pitino brought his team to Hinkle, we didn’t win,” “They beat us pretty good. Rick is a great coach. We played against him a couple of time when I was the head coach, and they blew our doors off both times” External link

al Monday, March 15, 2021 11:55:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Rick Pitino ) : “Rick and that Iona team - even though I haven’t seen them - will be hard to beat,” External link

al Monday, March 15, 2021 11:55:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Robbie Williams ) :