Brad Stevens

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Brad Stevens said : “You know what I love about Tacko is he’s got the whole place buzzing and it doesn’t affect who he is,” External link

masslive Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Jayson Tatum ) : “I think Jayson is so mature for his age, so emotionally strong,” External link

bangordailynews Monday, November 23, 2020 4:22:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Jayson Tatum ) : “I think Jayson is so mature for his age, so emotionally strong,” External link

masslive Monday, November 23, 2020 12:58:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It should be fun to watch all these guys battle it out for playing time,” External link

bangordailynews Thursday, November 19, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It’s their option. It’s their choice. They get to do what they want,” External link

bangordailynews Thursday, November 19, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Aaron... the way he can run off screens and shoot the ball, the worker that he is, the amount of time he puts into his game, his size, which gives him some positional versatility as he becomes more comfortable with how we defend, will hopefully allow him to guard multiple positions,” External link

masslive Thursday, November 19, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “When 14 came out, we felt best about Aaron and Aaron, before he broke his foot this year, had a great year,” “Early part of the season, the way he can run off screens and shoot the ball, the worker that he is, the amount of time he puts into his game, his size, which gives him some positional versatility as he becomes more comfortable with how we defend, will hopefully allow him to guard multiple positions. Those are all positives, but the shooting is his thing” External link

masslive Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think you’re certainly hopeful that guys are able to do that sooner rather than later,” “I don’t think it’s fair to put on any of these guys to expect them to be playing in a high-level NBA game on December 22, which is, what, 35 days from now? However that is what we all push for. That will be what we all work hard for over the next however many weeks to get ready when we’re allowed to be in the gym. There’s a lot of restrictions in place once we get back to doing what we can in the next couple of weeks. But after that, we’ll try to expedite the curve as much as possible. But when you can put the ball in the basket, it certainly is a benefit” External link

masslive Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think you’re always looking for shooting, you’re always looking for guys who can put the ball in the basket,” External link

masslive Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The way he can run off screens and shoot the ball, the worker that he is, the amount of time he puts into his game, his size, which gives him some positional versatility as he becomes more comfortable with how we defend, will hopefully allow him to guard multiple positions,” External link

masslive Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I don’t think it’s fair to put on any of these guys to expect them to be playing in a high-level NBA game on December 22... However that is what we all push for,” “But when you can put the ball in the basket, it certainly is a benefit” External link

masslive Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Payton Pritchard ) : “Payton is obviously a knockdown shooter as well that can do a lot of things with the basketball,” “We feel very good about the two picks in the first round and look forward to getting those guys here because they don’t get the benefit of a summer league and some nice preseason two-on-two before the season kicks off to get themselves ready. It’s going to be full steam ahead here soon” External link

masslive Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “One of the things that’s usually good is after the draft or after free agency you have a couple of months to plot and plan how you want to play to maximize the strengths of that particular team. You don’t get that benefit now,” “We’ll probably meet all next week and cram in what we would typically do in a month to get ready for a new team and a new season starting in that December 1 timeframe” External link

masslive Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It should be fun to watch all these guys battle it out for playing time,” External link

eagletribune Thursday, November 19, 2020 8:32:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens wrote ( about Peace ) : "Rest In Peace, Tommy. You have meant so much to the six decades of Celtics' fans that you shared the game with as a HOFer in every facet... An Incredible person, teammate and mentor," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, November 11, 2020 5:33:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Bam Adebayo ) : “They’re strong, they’re physical, they’re tough and (Adebayo) in particular dominated that fourth quarter,” “Even the plays he didn’t score his presence was so impactful” External link

gulf-times Tuesday, September 29, 2020 4:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Bam Adebayo ) : “They’re strong, they’re physical, they’re tough and (Adebayo) in particular dominated that fourth quarter,” “Even the plays he didn’t score his presence was so impactful” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 28, 2020 9:00:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Bam Adebayo ) : “They’re strong, they’re physical, they’re tough and [Adebayo] in particular dominated that fourth quarter,” “Even the plays he didn’t score his presence was so impactful” External link

phnompenhpost Monday, September 28, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Bam Adebayo ) : “They’re strong, they’re physical, they’re tough and (Adebayo) in particular dominated that fourth quarter,” “Even the plays he didn’t score his presence was so impactful” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 28, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “My regrets would be the outcomes, right? But my regret is not what we put in,” “My regret is not how we prepared or worked or how hard our guys worked or how committed they were to playing and staying together” External link

usaToday Monday, September 28, 2020 2:41:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I thought our guys tried to play physical,” “I thought our guys tried to do that, but I think that ultimately it's more of a credit to them” External link

usaToday Monday, September 28, 2020 2:41:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "Miami deserves a lot of credit," External link

ibtimes Monday, September 28, 2020 2:07:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Bam Adebayo ) : “They’re strong, they’re physical, they’re tough and (Adebayo) in particular dominated that fourth quarter,” “Even the plays he didn’t score his presence was so impactful” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 28, 2020 1:56:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Bam Adebayo ) : “They’re strong, they’re physical, they’re tough and (Adebayo) in particular dominated that fourth quarter,” “Even the plays he didn’t score his presence was so impactful” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 28, 2020 9:55:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "Miami deserves a lot of credit. They're super physical, super tough, very, very savvy," "I think they're the best team in the East and deserve to be representing the East in the way that they have played," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, September 28, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "I thought we did a lot of tough things, too. I thought our guys tried to play physical. I thought our guys tried to do that, but I think that ultimately it's more of a credit to them," "It's nothing against our guys at all. They gave it everything they had," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, September 28, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "Even the plays where he didn't score, his presence was so impactful and it put us in a real bind with the ability to guard him," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, September 28, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Bam Adebayo ) : “They’re strong, they’re physical, they’re tough and (Adebayo) in particular dominated that fourth quarter,” “Even the plays he didn’t score his presence was so impactful” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 28, 2020 8:18:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Bam Adebayo ) : "They're strong, they're physical, they're tough and (Adebayo) in particular dominated that fourth quarter," "Even the plays he didn't score his presence was so impactful" External link

afp-en Monday, September 28, 2020 6:15:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’ve had a good couple of days of prep,” External link

masslive Monday, September 28, 2020 2:30:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Bam Adebayo ) : “The ball skills of big guys is critical,” “The ability to hand off, the ability to take two or three dribbles and make a play for somebody else, the ability to catch it in the seam and read the attack and the action, what that does, all those things that Jay creatively comes up with, is it builds just this ability to handle all of that. But if you look at the way all these teams are playing, Bam Adebayo, in a lot of ways, is the hub of their offense. they’re running everything at the elbows through him, at the top of the key through him. He plays point a lot for 'em. Not necessarily that you would ever put Tacko in those positions, but he does have to be able to hand off, hit a backdoor pass, drive it from the top of the key if he’s open and do what he does best. That stuff just makes him better. The more a big can handle the ball, the more a big can make the quick right read, the more versatile their options are as they move through their career” External link

masslive Monday, September 28, 2020 2:30:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He’s great, and I don’t want to pretend like I know him super well,” “Certainly, I’ve gotten to know him a little bit better since we’ve been here just from walking by him and being around (him) with our teams being nearby for the last 80 days or so. I think that as great as he is as a coach, I think that his humility stands out. I just think he’s an excellent person and obviously, he does great stuff, they do great stuff. But that greatness combined with his just extensive humility is awfully impressive” External link

masslive Monday, September 28, 2020 2:30:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I just saw that clip, it’s nice,” “We’ve always appreciated his and the entire Patriots organization’s support” External link

masslive Monday, September 28, 2020 1:58:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I thought he was pretty good all night,” “I thought he started the game with good energy defensively. I thought he was one of our bright spots early, but in the second half he was excellent” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, September 26, 2020 11:46:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We need him to provide what he provides,” “He was great in the middle of the zone. He caught it twice and scored, and he was great there on the glass on both ends. We need him to be good. We got a lot out of that center position [Friday], and that’s important” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, September 26, 2020 11:46:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think just generally this team has good resolve, and when we went down 12 in the first and nine in the second, I thought we showed that last night,” External link

masslive Saturday, September 26, 2020 11:23:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Every game is hard, every time you play a playoff game, it is its own entity,” External link

masslive Saturday, September 26, 2020 11:23:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think if you compartmentalize the task at hand, you can defend regardless of circumstance more often than not, if you have a special team,” “We’ve seen this team rise up to that occasion several times this year, including Game 7 of the Toronto series and last night, our defense helped push our offense, which was good” External link

masslive Saturday, September 26, 2020 11:23:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Our deal is to come out and play, come out and compete,” “Give it our best shot. And I thought we played pretty well in the second half. We’re going to have to do it again and again because of the position we’re in, but we don’t get caught up in all that other crap. We’re trying to be our best. We care about competing. We care about representing our team and our organization well, and we care about each other. It’s why you compete” External link

masslive Saturday, September 26, 2020 11:23:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "Obviously, as much as the NBA has tried to make the home stuff matter, it just doesn't," External link

theage Saturday, September 26, 2020 12:45:00 PM 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 said : “We’re going to have to do it again and again because of the position we’re in, but we don’t get caught up in all that other crap,” “We’re trying to be our best. We care about competing. We care about representing our team and our organization well, and we care about each other. It’s why you compete” External link

masslive Saturday, September 26, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens told : “In all sincerity, first time I’ve seen Celtics basketball in the last few games,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, September 26, 2020 7:49:00 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 said : “We’ve had really good moments — including in this series,” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, September 26, 2020 6:34:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “In all sincerity, first time I’ve seen Celtic basketball in the last few games,” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, September 26, 2020 6:34:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We need to be able to play to each person’s strengths,” “The zone does make it so that the action has to generate the next right play and it’s often times the person who generates that action that doesn’t necessarily get the shot or even the second guy that doesn’t get the shot. So we need to make sure that we’re just making the next right play” External link

masslive Saturday, September 26, 2020 3:15:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We did a lot better in the third quarter the other day and except for the turnovers we had some good looks in the fourth quarter,” External link

masslive Saturday, September 26, 2020 3:15:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Jayson Tatum ) : “Tatum’s been so good that how he played yesterday doesn’t really affect how he’s going to play today because he usually plays well,” “I don’t think there’s any question that you can go through periods of great confidence. At that point in time when you’re playing against someone going through that, you’ve got to do your best to break your rhythm. But at the other end of things, I think that each player is a little different” External link

masslive Saturday, September 26, 2020 3:15:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It’s not ideal by any means, but the bottom line is that you have to play one game to win that game,” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, September 26, 2020 2:32:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It’s not ideal by any means, but the bottom line is that you have to play one game to win that game,” External link

bostonglobe Friday, September 25, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We have to play better. We’ve gone back, we’ve talked about what we need to do different as far as anything structurally. But we have to play better,” “I think we have to play with more assertiveness, aggressiveness on both ends of the floor... I don’t think there’s any two ways around it. We still had our chances, but they made the huge plays” External link

masslive Friday, September 25, 2020 2:43:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The bottom line is that you have to play one game to win that game, and then if you’re able to do that, you get another opportunity,” “So our focus has only got to be on (tonight). It only has to be on playing better than we played (in Game 4), and going from there” External link

masslive Friday, September 25, 2020 2:43:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "The fact that they got multiple rebounds and our first half shooting probably did us in tonight. Tyler Herro's shot-making in addition to the things I mentioned earlier was the difference in the game. Herro was ridiculously good tonight. I think we played better in other games defensively than we did tonight," External link

news18 Friday, September 25, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Herro got going, obviously, at a ridiculous level,” “But he’s very capable of that” External link

foxnews Friday, September 25, 2020 1:53:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “They’ve got so many good players,” External link

foxnews Friday, September 25, 2020 1:53:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Herro got going, obviously, at a ridiculous level,” “But he’s very capable of that” External link

usaToday Friday, September 25, 2020 12:54:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “They’ve got so many good players,” External link

usaToday Friday, September 25, 2020 12:54:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “They’ve got so many good players,” External link

independent-UK Friday, September 25, 2020 12:41:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It’s not ideal by any means, but the bottom line is that you have to play one game to win that game, and if you do that you get another opportunity,” “So our focus has to be on tomorrow night -- on playing better than we did last night, and moving on from there” External link

masslive Thursday, September 24, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’ve gone back and talked about what we need to do different as far as anything structurally, but we have to play better,” “We have to play with more assertiveness, aggressiveness at both ends of the floor. The way we were playing offensively bled into the defense yesterday in the first half When we needed stops as the game went on, we started to really roll offensively, but we hadn’t really created a night where they had felt us by then, so they were comfortable. "So we need to play better. There isn’t any two ways around it, but we still had our chances, but they made huge plays and the turnovers were obviously very costly” External link

masslive Thursday, September 24, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I thought we were lucky to be 50-44 at halftime, to be candid, and then I thought we found a nice rhythm,” “We really attacked the zone much better in the second, we shot the ball with authority. We hit the middle but we also screened the outside. We got great looks. I felt like we were getting good looks all night. For whatever reason, we felt our first half just wasn’t as good as it has been” External link

masslive Thursday, September 24, 2020 6:39:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It will probably bleed into next season, whenever that starts,” External link

bangordailynews Thursday, September 24, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He was, for whatever reason, I thought in the first half just struggling to find the net,” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, September 24, 2020 3:03:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Jimmy Butler ) : “Those guys did a good job against that lineup,” “They just chose some matchups to go after and Butler came off the screens and made some plays, so we’ve got to do a better job with all our lineups. Certainly that one has had its moments, but we looked small, I will say that” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, September 24, 2020 3:03:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He was, for whatever reason, I thought in the first half just struggling to find the net,” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, September 24, 2020 9:55:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Jimmy Butler ) : “Those guys did a good job against that lineup,” “They just chose some matchups to go after and Butler came off the screens and made some plays, so we’ve got to do a better job with all our lineups. Certainly that one has had its moments, but we looked small, I will say that” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, September 24, 2020 9:55:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It will probably bleed into next season, whenever that starts,” External link

eagletribune Thursday, September 24, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "I think that obviously wasn’t in the plan, getting injured, going back to Indianapolis for treatment,” Hayward said after Saturday’s game. “I trust those guys with everything back there. Obviously a little bit lucky that Robin was there already in Indy so I got a chance to be at home and get great treatment, but that wasn’t in the plan. Robyn could be having a baby at any point in time, so I think it’s probably something that I’ll be here and by the time I get back, I might miss the birth if she just goes in and rushes into the hospital. So we discussed it, we prayed about it, and I think it’s probably best if I stay here and help our team”. On Wednesday, prior to Boston’s Game 4 against the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference finals, Brad Stevens was asked a two-part question about Hayward’s new child and the health of his ankle. Stevens chuckled when the reporter, NBC Sports Boston’s Abby Chin, noted that the ankle update was clearly the less important news. “I think his ankle is fine right now," External link

masslive Thursday, September 24, 2020 3:53:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “To have 15 rounds of gunfire fired, five of which hit her, and there to be wanton endangerment, which I didn’t know existed before today, as the charge,” “It’s tough. There’s been a call across the country, rightfully so, for more transparency, more accountability, just a better community relationship. Obviously this feels like a setback to that” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, September 24, 2020 3:15:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “What I said yesterday I think is important is, now he knows he can do it,” “I think sometimes when you come back and you’re on a minutes restriction and you play 15 or 20, then the next step is 22, then the next step is 24, then the next step is 26. He knows he can do it as long as we pace those stints well. So that’s what we’ll keep doing. He won’t get to 40, but he’ll play minutes” External link

masslive Tuesday, September 22, 2020 8:29:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He hasn’t played in four-and-a-half weeks, so 30 minutes was a huge plus,” External link

masslive Tuesday, September 22, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I told the team this yesterday … like, this result didn’t really matter to me,” “It was more about: What are we going to show ourselves to be? And I thought that we are a really special group” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 21, 2020 9:56:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He is a stabilizing force for our team,” “He just can make the right play and make a play for somebody else at the right time. And he hit the big 3 as they were making a run, so I think he makes us better, that’s for sure” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 21, 2020 9:56:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I told the team this yesterday … like, this result didn’t really matter to me,” “It was more about: What are we going to show ourselves to be? And I thought that we are a really special group” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 21, 2020 5:56:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He is a stabilizing force for our team,” “He just can make the right play and make a play for somebody else at the right time. And he hit the big 3 as they were making a run, so I think he makes us better, that’s for sure” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 21, 2020 5:56:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I told the team this yesterday … like, this result didn’t really matter to me,” “It was more about: What are we going to show ourselves to be? And I thought that we are a really special group” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 21, 2020 5:09:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He is a stabilizing force for our team,” “He just can make the right play and make a play for somebody else at the right time. And he hit the big 3 as they were making a run, so I think he makes us better, that’s for sure” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 21, 2020 5:09:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I told the team this yesterday … like, this result didn’t really matter to me,” “It was more about: What are we going to show ourselves to be? And I thought that we are a really special group” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 21, 2020 3:45:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He is a stabilizing force for our team,” “He just can make the right play and make a play for somebody else at the right time. And he hit the big 3 as they were making a run, so I think he makes us better, that’s for sure” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 21, 2020 3:45:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "I thought he looked pretty good," "I thought he did what he's done all year. He didn't shoot it quite as much. But he is a stabilizing force for our team. He just can make the right play and make a play for somebody else at the right time" External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, September 20, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "That's why I was curious to see what would happen tonight, but I didn't have much doubt," "I think this group has some good character" External link

usaToday Sunday, September 20, 2020 9:32:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "The first time we were pushed to more emotions that challenged us," External link

usaToday Sunday, September 20, 2020 9:32:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens souligné : "Ce soir il s'agissait surtout de montrer qui nous sommes vraiment" External link

afp-fr Sunday, September 20, 2020 7:39:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "He's a great passer. He can score the ball," External link

usaToday Sunday, September 20, 2020 7:31:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We don’t expect him to be a world-beater, but I think his presence helps us,” External link

ChinaPost Sunday, September 20, 2020 4:18:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “You have to present a threat at the rim and make the guy in the middle play multiple guys,” External link

masslive Sunday, September 20, 2020 12:05:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He didn’t go through our normal practice,” “He looked good while he was going through it, but there’s a big difference between doing that and actually getting into a game. I don’t know what that officially means moving forward, but he’s getting better” External link

masslive Saturday, September 19, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Guys were emotional after a hard game, hard loss,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, September 18, 2020 10:46:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “and look at it, figure out if it was a technical thing or a pace thing or an execution thing or just not-as-focused-on-the-important-stuff thing” External link

orlandosentinel Friday, September 18, 2020 9:56:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The level of basketball has been great,” External link

usaToday Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:17:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Obviously, as much as the NBA has tried to make the home stuff matter, it just doesn't,” External link

usaToday Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:17:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "As far as Kemba goes, I don't lose any sleep over Kemba," "Nobody cares more than Kemba. Nobody wants to play better" External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “None of the stuff you’ve lived in the past matters,” External link

virginislandsdailynews Thursday, September 17, 2020 7:16:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “None of the stuff you’ve lived in the past matters,” “None of the stuff that you dream of in the future matters. It’s just about what you need to do on this possession right now, and I know that sounds cliché, but that’s really the only way to go through these things” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, September 17, 2020 2:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “What stood out more than anything was that the transition defense was really bad,” “To their credit they attacked us all night down the floor, but some of those plays in the fourth, where we gave up layups and/or got lost on some threes hurt us” External link

masslive Thursday, September 17, 2020 1:23:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Ultimately, it’s just nice for them to see their families,” “I walked down the hallway with Deuce today, which was the highlight of my 70 days here. I think that’s just really cool” External link

foxnews Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:10:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens told : “The Iguodala and Crowder acquisitions at the trade deadline were huge,” External link

forbes Wednesday, September 16, 2020 7:20:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Ultimately, it’s just nice for them to see their families,” “I walked down the hallway with Deuce today, which was the highlight of my 70 days here. I think that’s just really cool” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:59:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Ultimately, it’s just nice for them to see their families,” “I walked down the hallway with Deuce today, which was the highlight of my 70 70 days here. I think that’s just really cool” External link

bangordailynews Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:13:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He’s always had a great feel for the game as far as passing the ball, knowing when to make the extra pass,” External link

masslive Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:48:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "He’s improved off pick and roll quite a bit over the last six years and he’s improved in his shooting obviously. We thought he was going to take a huge jump three years ago and then he had a couple of hand issues during the year. But you could see it was coming. And then the last two years he’s shot it really well”. Smart’s shooting won Game 2 of the Raptors series when he exploded and hit five 3-pointers (and a free throw) in a three-minute stretch that helped turn an eight point Raptors lead in to a one point Celtics lead. It may be hard to remember that Smart is only 26-years-old because it feels like he’s been in Boston forever. Smart is only now entering his prime, and as he does, he’s bringing a much more well-rounded game to the court for Boston. Jayson Tatum & Jaylen Brown back in the ECF. This is the second time in the Eastern Conference Finals for Brown and Tatum. The first time around, they were huge underdogs against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, and they nearly pulled that off. They were flying by the seat of their pants back then, overachieving in the face of injuries to Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving. “It feels different,” Tatum said of this year’s playoff run. “My first year I didn’t know what to expect. It was just my first go at everything. Now I can say I’ve been here before”. Although this run is different because of the hiatus and the bubble, it’s still hard to win a playoff game, and both young Celtics are keenly aware of how exceptionally difficult it is to make it this far. “There aren’t very many guys at 22 and 23 who have done what Jayson and Jaylen have done, especially in meaningful moments in playoff games ever since they arrived here,” Stevens said. “So we’re really lucky that those guys are here. They do have a ton of experience in this moment, more so than a lot of other guys that are a lot older that are really good”. Tatum in particular has had a steep learning curve because he’s become the focal point of Boston’s offense. He has risen to the number one option, which has forced Tatum to make quick adjustments. “Just build winning habits. I have gone to the Playoffs every year. It’s my second time in the Eastern Conference Finals, so just grateful for the opportunity,” Tatum said. “It doesn’t happen often. Just a testament to some great players I’ve played with, guys that are all about just winning”. Deuce Has Arrived. Here’s the reunion between Jayson Tatum and his son, Deuce. “It’ll make all the difference (having Deuce there). It’s been a long time since I’ve seen him or my mom,” Tatum said. “Just to have some familiar faces in the crowd and just share the experience will be very helpful”. Deuce’s arrival wasn’t just helpful for Tatum. It also gave Stevens a little boost. “I walked down the hallway with Deuce today which was the highlight of my 70 days here," External link

masslive Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:48:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "I think that that’s just really cool. Obviously I think guys are excited to see their loved ones. There aren’t very many that made the trip. It’s hard to make it. The timeline made it difficult I think and then obviously the long quarantines that everybody has to do. But there were a few that made it. It’s nice – I mean it’s really nice – to see those people. And I can’t imagine how much of a smile that brought to Jayson’s face”. Kemba Walker’s knee “feels great” Walker’s two biggest minute games of the season came in games 6 and 7 of the semifinals, playing 52 and 44 minutes respectively. The Celtics took great lengths to strengthen Walker’s knee after he experienced soreness at the beginning of the restart. Seems like the plan has worked. “Kemba’s knee feels great," External link

masslive Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:48:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "He’ll be ready to go”. Still No Gordon Hayward Timeline. Stevens still wouldn’t let us in on , but it’s not that far off. “I said this yesterday, he went pretty hard after practice in groups that go hard," External link

masslive Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:48:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He’s just playing so confidently,” “He’s always been able to shoot it. He’s always been able to almost catch it like a guard and shoot: run off screens or slip to catch it on the move and shoot. He’s always had all the tricks with the shot fakes and the long steps. I used to think he’s creative with how he can maximize his strides and his steps in getting a guy off balance and finishing around him. And then he’s always been a very solid positional defender. And I just think with great experience and his work ethic, a great situation that he’s in that takes advantage of his skill set” External link

masslive Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:48:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Got to guard them as hard as you can. If you’re late and the team gets flustered, they start scrambling, you give up layups. You can’t give up layups, can’t give up open threes, can’t foul,” External link

masslive Tuesday, September 15, 2020 1:22:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We have three 30-year-olds,” External link

usaToday Tuesday, September 15, 2020 12:47:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “They’ve (opponents) done everything against him,” “That's where great players are so special, because they just know what's coming. They can read what's coming. Curveballs don't throw them off, and they just still impact the game in a winning way. He’s got that ability. He’s a super quick learner. He can see something once and learn and attack it better the next time. He's just a special player in that regard” External link

usaToday Tuesday, September 15, 2020 12:47:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I haven’t talked to our medical staff about any of that,” “He didn’t go through our normal practice. ... He looked good while he was going through it, but there’s a big difference between doing that and actually getting into a game. I don’t know what that officially means moving forward, but he’s getting better” External link

masslive Monday, September 14, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Since I’ve seen him last, it’s good progress,” External link

masslive Monday, September 14, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Other than that, we’re pretty young and pretty inexperienced in the playoffs,” “But as I said the other day, I’m not sure that really matters when you’re trying to win a game. You just focus on what you can control and try to play that game as well as you can” External link

ChinaPost Saturday, September 12, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think he’ll be back at some point in that series (vs. Miami),” External link

forbes Saturday, September 12, 2020 9:25:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think he’ll be back at some point in that series, but I don’t know when,” External link

masslive Saturday, September 12, 2020 9:11:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The hustle, the block, the toughness. He got a couple loose balls, he almost came up with another couple rebounds there toward the end of the game,” “Yeah, I mean, he’s a huge part of our team, he’s a huge part of our organization, and I said this before the playoffs, we’ve got a chance to play in this great event every year he’s been here, and it’s not a coincidence” External link

masslive Saturday, September 12, 2020 9:11:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "And I think that’s right," External link

usaToday Saturday, September 12, 2020 7:28:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “What has happened in the previous games, whether we won or lost, doesn’t really matter,” “You’ve got to play well tonight. and that’s it. I think the biggest thing that you take away from that experience is it’s a long game. You can’t relax for one minute and tat the same time, we’re not going to win the game in the first minute. So you’ve got to make sure you’re playing the right way all the way through” External link

masslive Saturday, September 12, 2020 3:48:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “When you’re in coaching, when you’re in the game, just being in the arena, putting yourself out there and giving it your all coming up in a win or a loss, you already have that to relate to everybody with,” “Now we have an experience that can be best described as unique, right, to all relate to each other with” External link

forbes Friday, September 11, 2020 4:57:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Bill Belichick ) : “When Belichick talked to us a few weeks ago (he said) ‘History and experience are meaningless. It’s how you play in this minute.’ And I think that’s right,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, September 11, 2020 4:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens told : “Champions do ordinary things better than everybody else does ’em,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, September 11, 2020 4:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The older I’ve gotten, the more I appreciate it,” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, September 10, 2020 11:31:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Our team has had a special season,” “Their team’s had a special season …We get a chance to play for it tomorrow, and we’re going to give it everything we have” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, September 10, 2020 11:31:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “This team has been really good about trying to do anything we’re all trying to do together. Sometimes we do it better than other nights,” “I thought we got a little haphazard at times in our Game 4 game. We just have to play really well on every possession. Possessions matter very much at this time of the year. But this team is a very committed group to all being on one page going into the game” External link

masslive Thursday, September 10, 2020 1:22:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We were playing with great purpose," "You could feel that from the get-go" External link

chinadaily Wednesday, September 9, 2020 5:59:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "You feel isolated. We’re in a very small area. There’s only so much you can do," "But you do have to find time for yourself. You do have to make sure you’re taking care of yourself the best that you can. You can’t get holed up in your room all day, which is very easy to do" External link

usaToday Tuesday, September 8, 2020 8:41:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We were playing with great purpose,” “You could feel that from the get-go” External link

bangordailynews Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We were playing with great purpose," "You could feel that from the get-go" External link

arkansasonline Tuesday, September 8, 2020 10:18:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "You feel isolated. We’re in a very small area. There’s only so much you can do," "But you do have to find time for yourself. You do have to make sure you’re taking care of yourself the best that you can. You can’t get holed up in your room all day, which is very easy to do" External link

usaToday Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:05:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I don’t know when the quarantine period will end,” External link

masslive Tuesday, September 8, 2020 6:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Rehab seems to be going okay,” “He feels a little bit better. I don’t think his gait is perfect yet. Once his gait feels right and becomes perfect he’s probably on a quicker course to coming back. I think he’ll rejoin us in the bubble at some point soon, but he still will be some time away when he does do that” External link

masslive Tuesday, September 8, 2020 6:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Jaylen Brown ) : “Jaylen’s got big time character,” “He’s got competitive character, he works, he’s focused, he wants to do well. It was good to see him knock in that first one, but I don’t think it would have mattered if he missed a couple early. He was going to be aggressive, and that was good for our team” External link

masslive Tuesday, September 8, 2020 6:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "Closeout games are never easy, and Boston is only 17-21 since 2008 when it has a chance to clinch a series.Boston now has four wins over the Raptors by 15 or more points this season. The rest of the NBA, combined, has one.The Celtics scored more points in the second quarter (37) than they allowed in the first half (35).Raptors center Marc Gasol was scoreless and didn't play in the final 20 minutes. VanVleet was the only Toronto starter to appear in the fourth.Toronto is 9-10 all-time when facing elimination, as will be the case Wednesday. The Raptors went 1-0 last season in win-or-else games, that being the Game 7 triumph over Philadelphia in the East semifinals.Boston led 25-11 after the first quarter. It was the 662nd playoff game in Celtics history and only the fourth time they allowed no more than 11 points in a first quarter; they gave up nine once, 10 twice. Toronto’s 11 points tied for the second-lowest scoring quarter -- any quarter -- in its team playoff history. The Raptors had nine in the first at Detroit on April 21, 2002.Tatum, a St. Louis native, scrawled “R.I.P Lou Brock” on the sole of his sneakers for Monday’s game. Brock, the Baseball Hall of Famer who helped St. Louis win the World Series twice, died Sunday at the age of 81.Tatum never misses an opportunity to represent his hometown; he often wears Cardinals caps, and even donned a pair of sneakers this season inspired by the 2019 Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues -- who just happened to beat the Boston Bruins for that title.Game 6 is Wednesday. Jaylen Brown scored 27 points and the Celtics never trailed, rolling past the Toronto Raptors 111-89 in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series on Monday night. Boston now leads the series 3-2 and can earn a trip to the East finals on Wednesday. “We were playing with great purpose," External link

wmur Tuesday, September 8, 2020 5:59:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “might be the most underrated player in the league,” External link

barrie Tuesday, September 8, 2020 4:40:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He’s an all-star but he might be the most under-rated player in the league,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, September 8, 2020 4:19:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He’s an all-star but he might be the most under-rated player in the league,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:26:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He’s an all-star but he might be the most under-rated player in the league,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, September 8, 2020 1:10:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Serge Ibaka ) : “The Ibaka pick-and-rolls were obviously giving us fits, so we went to a smaller, switching lineup there during his normal stint,” External link

forbes Monday, September 7, 2020 3:44:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We have a great deal of respect for everybody that’s been here," "Everybody has put in a lot of time here" External link

usaToday Monday, September 7, 2020 7:07:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’ve got a lot of competitive, tough guys in there,” External link

usaToday Sunday, September 6, 2020 7:57:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “But then he’s not going to play anytime soon,” External link

bangordailynews Sunday, September 6, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “But then he’s not going to play anytime soon,” External link

arabnews Sunday, September 6, 2020 10:04:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “But then he’s not going to play anytime soon,” External link

wmur Sunday, September 6, 2020 7:26:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “But then he’s not going to play anytime soon,” External link

wmur Sunday, September 6, 2020 7:26:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “But then he’s not going to play anytime soon,” External link

seattlepi Sunday, September 6, 2020 5:01:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “But then he’s not going to play anytime soon,” External link

kiro7 Sunday, September 6, 2020 4:54:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We just think he has a special makeup about him,” External link

masslive Saturday, September 5, 2020 8:34:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He started with a great burst,” “A great energy to get to the rim the whole night. I thought right from the tip when he turned the corner and got the foul, the and-one, he was ready to go. We didn’t do a good job on him at times, but he’s a really good player. Credit him more than anything else” External link

masslive Friday, September 4, 2020 10:13:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Kyle Lowry ) : “Credit them and credit the ability to make that shot under a little bit of duress and point-five and Lowry’s ability to deliver that pass over Tacko from that distance is not an easy thing to do,” “No question we could have guarded it a little bit better, but that is something we’ll get better at and just move on” External link

masslive Friday, September 4, 2020 6:22:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Marcus has always affected winning in a big way,” “He always does what he needs to win. Tonight we needed a little jolt offensively -- we missed some open shots against that zone at the end of the third and the early fourth. But then he made a bunch in a row and it loosens up the D and now we can drive the ball. I still think we missed some plays and missed some reads late. But Marcus has been a winning player since he’s gotten here. I’ve said many times, we’ve been in the playoffs every year since he’s been here, and it’s not a coincidence” External link

masslive Thursday, September 3, 2020 2:03:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He’s the only reason we were in the game in the first quarter,” External link

masslive Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’re not even in the ballpark of doing that yet,” “We won one game. Gonna try to get ready to play well Tuesday. Our guys could not respect Toronto more, nor could our coaching staff. They play super hard, very together, very tough, very savvy. It’s hard to win a game. So we’ll just try to do it again Tuesday” External link

masslive Wednesday, September 2, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “They have a lot of different options from the standpoint they can play small and fast, they can play big. They can play big and athletic, they can switch, they can zone, they can do all that stuff,” “So you prepare as well as you can, you stay on your toes. There’s some things you may mention to your guys and some things you know might be coming that you keep to yourself” External link

masslive Tuesday, September 1, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’d say that’s a tough day for the person keeping the box score. It was a lot more than seven. We had them down for almost 30 transition points, so we have to do a lot better,” “They do a great job of not only getting those runout points but then getting fouled in transition. The hesitation to drives, the head-down drives, a couple times where we lost shooters, a couple times where we didn’t match the big trailing the play” External link

masslive Tuesday, September 1, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We know we have to be better in the defensive end, we know we have to be better in transition, and there are some things that are obvious that we can clean up offensively,” “We expect them to be better, we expect us to be better” External link

masslive Tuesday, September 1, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “There’s enough time in between games to work on things,” “I joked about our practice time yesterday but he spent about 25 minutes after doing all the things he needed to do to be ready for today. Things will always present themselves, it doesn’t mean you’re going to play a perfect game. He’s done a lot of good things since he’s been in the bubble” External link

masslive Tuesday, September 1, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think he’ll rejoin us in the bubble at some point soon, but he still will be some time away when he does do that,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, September 1, 2020 11:49:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think he’ll rejoin us in the bubble at some point soon, but he still will be some time away when he does do that,” External link

680news Tuesday, September 1, 2020 11:23:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think he got, when he got rolled up on in front of our bench, by the basket, he felt it,” External link

masslive Monday, August 31, 2020 11:02:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We're not going to replace him with one person," "We're going to do it by committee. We're going to play to our strengths" External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, August 31, 2020 6:42:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’re not even in the ballpark of doing that yet,” External link

globalnews Monday, August 31, 2020 4:46:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We're not going to replace him with one person," "We're going to do it by committee. We're going to play to our strengths" External link

channelnewsasia Monday, August 31, 2020 4:15:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We're not going to replace him with one person," "We're going to do it by committee. We're going to play to our strengths" External link

afp-en Monday, August 31, 2020 1:39:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Robbie Williams ) : “Rob Williams (didn’t play) in the first three seeding games, played a lot in the next four, played a little bit less here and he will be a big impactful player for us down the road,” External link

masslive Monday, August 31, 2020 1:31:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I know people haven’t talked about our guys a ton,” “There was a lot of talk at the beginning of the year how we were going to fill that. It really has been hockey sub mentality and everybody’s just willing to play their role” External link

masslive Monday, August 31, 2020 1:31:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “For Rob, we sit most of the Philly series, but know that if we play in this one, he’s probably going to get a chance to play,” “Enes (Kanter) doesn’t get a chance to play today. Doesn’t say anything about how good those guys are, it’s just the way that we match up. Everybody’s got a role to play, we’ve gotten great play from our centers all year because they complement our other guys extremely well” External link

masslive Monday, August 31, 2020 1:31:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Not one person is going to do what he does statistically what (Hayward) does every night,” “Marcus was his normal self. Marcus today was unbelievable on both ends” External link

masslive Monday, August 31, 2020 12:59:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We're not going to replace him with one person," "We're going to do it by committee. We're going to play to our strengths" External link

yahoo-au Monday, August 31, 2020 12:13:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “From a mental health standpoint in the bubble, listen, that’s real,” External link

masslive Sunday, August 30, 2020 12:37:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The best part of the day for me and I think for all of us is when we’re all together,” “So that’s on the court or in the meeting room, getting a chance to compete against a great team like Toronto tomorrow. And so that’s been a lot of fun. And the opportunity to continue to use the platform the right way, I think those are the two things that keep you forward focused” External link

masslive Sunday, August 30, 2020 12:37:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Everybody is dealing with this in their own way,” “But we have an open door and we’ve had a lot of great conversations, both individually and collectively. We’re going to do our very best to compete at our very highest level together. We have an incredibly tough task starting tomorrow at 1 o’clock. And we know that” External link

masslive Saturday, August 29, 2020 10:59:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "Our thoughts are with Jacob Blake and his family and obviously that video was horrifying, awful," External link

longbeachstar Friday, August 28, 2020 9:44:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We talked about it in our team meeting,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, August 27, 2020 8:22:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "Our thoughts are with Jacob Blake and his family and obviously that video was horrifying, awful," External link

france24-en Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:42:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "Our thoughts are with Jacob Blake and his family and obviously that video was horrifying, awful," External link

news24 Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:13:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We talked about it in our team meeting," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 27, 2020 8:05:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We talked about it in our team meeting," External link

ibtimes Thursday, August 27, 2020 6:17:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We talked about it in our team meeting," External link

afp-en Thursday, August 27, 2020 5:55:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We talked about it in our team meeting," External link

ibtimes-uk Thursday, August 27, 2020 5:32:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We talked about it in our team meeting," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 27, 2020 4:58:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We talked about it in our team meeting,” External link

france24-en Thursday, August 27, 2020 4:41:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We talked about it in our team meeting,” External link

msn-uk Thursday, August 27, 2020 4:41:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We talked about it in our team meeting," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, August 27, 2020 4:05:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We talked about it in our team meeting," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 27, 2020 1:46:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We talked about it in our team meeting," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, August 27, 2020 12:25:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We talked about it in our team meeting," External link

afp-en Wednesday, August 26, 2020 10:27:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’ve said all along, I felt great about our plan,” External link

masslive Tuesday, August 25, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I thought he was really good. He was great tonight. And he’ll have to continue to be really good,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 24, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “There's not a lot of savoring when you're in the middle of it,” “We gotta play better in the last three minutes of the game. That's all I care about right now” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 24, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I thought he was really good. He was great tonight. And he’ll have to continue to be really good,” External link

usaToday Monday, August 24, 2020 11:45:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “There's not a lot of savoring when you're in the middle of it,” “We gotta play better in the last three minutes of the game. That's all I care about right now” External link

usaToday Monday, August 24, 2020 11:45:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "I'm just trying to take it day by day, and we're looking at scheduling for the baby and all that stuff, so it's taking it day by day," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 24, 2020 7:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The plan of attack from everything that I’ve been told is when he’s closing in on being ready to play, he’ll be back,” External link

foxnews Monday, August 24, 2020 5:24:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The plan of attack from everything that I’ve been told is when he’s closing in on being ready to play, he’ll be back,” External link

bangordailynews Monday, August 24, 2020 4:58:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The plan of attack from everything that I’ve been told is when he’s closing in on being ready to play, he’ll be back,” External link

eagletribune Monday, August 24, 2020 1:19:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The plan of attack from everything that I’ve been told is when he’s closing in on being ready to play, he’ll be back,” External link

usaToday Monday, August 24, 2020 12:33:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The plan of attack from everything that I’ve been told is when he’s closing in on being ready to play, he’ll be back,” External link

readingeagle Monday, August 24, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The plan of attack from everything that I’ve been told is when he’s closing in on being ready to play, he’ll be back,” External link

seattlepi Sunday, August 23, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I just told the team in there, like, three wins doesn’t mean anything,” External link

masslive Saturday, August 22, 2020 7:59:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I thought he did a good job,” “His wrist feels pretty good. Again, it’s something that he hasn’t had a ton of pain with it and he just tapes it up and plays. So he’ll have it, you know, obviously we talked about it, he’ll have it looked at after the season, but right now he’s been given the go-ahead to play. And it’s a great opportunity for him” External link

masslive Saturday, August 22, 2020 1:30:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Obviously they’re aggressively treating it, multiple times a day,” External link

masslive Thursday, August 20, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Gordon Hayward ) : “First of all we’ll have to rally. There’s no other choice, and we’ve been good at that in the past,” “Gordon is usually one of our good players in those moments helps us navigate those stretches, so other people will have to step up and they usually do” External link

masslive Thursday, August 20, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’ve been really lucky thus far in the bubble to have good health and, of course, Game 1 we don’t,” “But that’s part of it. We’ve lived this before and we’re going to have to have other people step up. That’s why you have a team” External link

masslive Tuesday, August 18, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’ve gotta get better at that. I thought we really made great strides against Brooklyn and Toronto in the seeding games where we just kept going,” “We need to keep going no matter good or bad. I’m really happy with the way we responded when we were down, but there were three or four times we were up 10 or 11 and it got cut to three or four. We’ve gotta be better than that” External link

masslive Tuesday, August 18, 2020 6:05:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "Whatever the stats are, I’ve got to do more. I’ve got one job to do -- carry us. I’m going to need my teammates to help me.”Philadelphia nearly pulled off the win without All-Star guard Ben Simmons, who is out indefinitely after left knee surgery. Tatum scored 15 points in the second quarter to give the Celtics a 55-49 lead at halftime. The 76ers went on a 15-0 run late in the third quarter to take an 81-75 lead, and Philadelphia led 85-81 heading into the fourth. The Celtics went on a 9-0 run that included seven points by Brown to take a 92-86 lead, and Boston pushed the lead to 10 before the 76ers made a final push. Philadelphia cut Boston's lead to 103-100 on a 3-pointer by Richardson with 59 seconds remaining, but the Celtics made 6 of 6 free throws in the final minute.“Philly, they’re not going to go away,” Tatum said. “They’re a tough team. It’s the playoffs. You’ve got to come together as a team. You’ve got to play hard. You ain’t going to be perfect. That’s what we did. We came together and stuck it out.”Horford was called for a Flagrant 1 in the fourth quarter for a foul against Jaylen Brown. Horford corralled Brown on a drive to the hoop.The 76ers shot 26% in the fourth quarter.Walker scored 11 points for the Celtics in the fourth quarter.Boston forward Gordon Hayward limped off the court with about three minutes remaining after his foot came down on teammate Daniel Theis' left foot. Stevens said it was a sprained ankle.“Don’t know the severity. He’s clearly in pain," External link

wmur Tuesday, August 18, 2020 5:45:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "Whatever the stats are, I’ve got to do more. I’ve got one job to do -- carry us. I’m going to need my teammates to help me”. Philadelphia nearly pulled off the win without All-Star guard Ben Simmons, who is out indefinitely after left knee surgery. Tatum scored 15 points in the second quarter to give the Celtics a 55-49 lead at halftime. The 76ers went on a 15-0 run late in the third quarter to take an 81-75 lead, and Philadelphia led 85-81 heading into the fourth. The Celtics went on a 9-0 run that included seven points by Brown to take a 92-86 lead, and Boston pushed the lead to 10 before the 76ers made a final push. Philadelphia cut Boston's lead to 103-100 on a 3-pointer by Richardson with 59 seconds remaining, but the Celtics made 6 of 6 free throws in the final minute. “Philly, they’re not going to go away,” Tatum said. “They’re a tough team. It’s the playoffs. You’ve got to come together as a team. You’ve got to play hard. You ain’t going to be perfect. That’s what we did. We came together and stuck it out”. Horford was called for a Flagrant 1 in the fourth quarter for a foul against Jaylen Brown. Horford corralled Brown on a drive to the hoop. The 76ers shot 26% in the fourth quarter. Walker scored 11 points for the Celtics in the fourth quarter. Boston forward Gordon Hayward limped off the court with about three minutes remaining after his foot came down on teammate Daniel Theis' left foot. Stevens said it was a sprained ankle. “Don’t know the severity. He’s clearly in pain," External link

wmur Tuesday, August 18, 2020 5:45:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He understands what they’re trying to accomplish as a team. Obviously had great regular season and playoff moments for us. We obviously have the utmost respect for him and understand all the things he brings to the table,” External link

forbes Monday, August 17, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about بن سيمون ) : “In the games that Simmons hasn’t played, they’re the No. 1 offense in the league,” “The spacing, the shooting around Embiid posting, the ability to play big with both Embiid and Al (Horford). … A bunch of shooters around them makes them very tough” External link

stabroeknews Monday, August 17, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’re still going through the process of determining next step with him,” External link

masslive Monday, August 17, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I don’t know yet. I’ll talk to the training staff more about that,” “But Romeo did and said he felt fine” External link

masslive Monday, August 17, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He’d be better able to answer the emotional roller coaster you go on when you experience those injuries and those setbacks, and it’s always been significant enough that it’s been at least a portion of time, not just a day here or there,” “So that stinks. I feel for him. He is a hard working guy, he’s a tough guy and I think he’s got a bright, bright future. Again, I hope that he’s able to play, but that’s going to be totally dependent on our doctors and dependent on his probably pain. So he’s going to have to test that and get used to it and see what it feels like. If not, then we’ll have him back when we have him back” External link

masslive Monday, August 17, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He’s fine, he’s ready to roll,” External link

masslive Saturday, August 15, 2020 9:38:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I just think as you get older and you get into this more, he’s just played a lot over the past 10 years,” “So it was important to take a step back. In some ways, the hiatus was probably beneficial for him and then the opportunity to really strengthen the first three weeks here before really ramping up his minutes I thought was the right move” External link

masslive Saturday, August 15, 2020 9:38:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’re still going through the process of determining next step with him,” “I don’t know if that means that, down the road, he’ll have to take time off, if that means he’ll have to have it worked on, but they’re determining and we’re still in the process of determining how he feels and whether or not he’ll be available or not. I’d say it’s questionable” External link

masslive Saturday, August 15, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He’d be better able to answer the emotional roller coaster you go on when you experience those injuries and those setbacks, and it’s always been significant enough that it’s been at least a portion of time, not just a day here or there,” “So that stinks. I feel for him. He is a hard working guy, he’s a tough guy and I think he’s got a bright, bright future. Again, I hope that he’s able to play, but that’s going to be totally dependent on our doctors and dependent on his probably pain. So he’s going to have to test that and get used to it and see what it feels like. If not, then we’ll have him back when we have him back” External link

masslive Saturday, August 15, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Obviously, last year was really difficult, but I think this year has been reinvigorating in a ton of ways for a ton of us,” “And I think that we’re all excited about where we are and where we’re headed” External link

eagletribune Saturday, August 15, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The game has changed because you have to be able to guard four, sometimes five positions out to 25 feet and then the very best players and the teams with the best spacing stretch you out to 30,” External link

masslive Friday, August 14, 2020 8:33:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’ve been looking at Philly obviously with the idea they’re a likely opponent. They’re a heckuva team.,” External link

masslive Friday, August 14, 2020 3:10:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Starting alongside Embiid the last few games I’ve watched, Al’s an excellent player. Al knows how to play, an excellent player at both ends,” External link

masslive Thursday, August 13, 2020 11:04:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about بن سيمون ) : “In the games Simmons hasn’t played they’re the No. 1 offense in the league,” “The spacing, the shooting around Embiid posting, playing big with Embiid and Al, small with one of those two guys at the five and a bunch of shooters around them, makes them very tough, super physical, well-coached, good basketball team. Obviously everybody talks about their frontcourt and rightfully so with Harris, Horford, and Embiid, but they have a lot of good players on that team” External link

masslive Thursday, August 13, 2020 11:04:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’ve been, like, incredibly blessed when you consider 13 years at Butler and now finishing the seventh year with the Celtics and moving on,” “I think in coaching you just expect it to end at some point by being let go or by being fired. It’s just kind of the nature of the business, so I’ve never really focused on that. I’m just trying to focus on doing the job as well as I can” External link

masslive Thursday, August 13, 2020 7:20:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Obviously last year was really difficult, but this year has been reinvigorating in a ton of ways for a ton of us,” “I think that we’re all excited about where we are and where we’re headed. In the course of seven years, if you would have told me when I came in July of 2013 that the first seven years were going to look like this I would have been thrilled” External link

masslive Thursday, August 13, 2020 7:20:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “All we’re trying to do year after year is live up to the standards that were set long before us,” “I think that can be a challenge in a lot of ways -- not only the standards that are set within our organization but across town with the other teams in the city. And at the end of the day, all we can do is try to get better every day and try to put our foot forward and really that, like, you can be on a process of growth that’s linear, but you may not get the results that you want every day. And I think that’s one of the things we’ve tried to be” External link

masslive Thursday, August 13, 2020 7:20:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think the support and commitment from ownership and Danny and the front office has been great the whole time through,” “And I’ve felt it every day. I said this a few years ago, last time I signed an extension, Wyc actually came in the day after we got beat by 30 and said, ‘We’d like you to sign an extension.’ I think that speaks to the ability of everyone in those positions to not ride the roller coaster of emotions that sometimes we all get caught up in in this sporting world. Can we do our best, can we give everything we have and be the very best we can be? Can we be committed to growth? That’s all we’re trying to do. Our goals are such that we’d love to compete for championships and do so regularly, and we think the best path to do that is to be very committed to growth” External link

masslive Thursday, August 13, 2020 7:20:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think with regard to the coronavirus and how you compartmentalize being here and trying to get the season restarted, and recognizing what’s going on around the country, I think the NBA is doing everything they can to mitigate our risk but we all understand that there is risk,” “Certainly, I’m watching what’s going on around the rest of the country with great concern and certainly we’re all keeping a close eye on it” External link

masslive Wednesday, August 12, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Hopefully we can just keep getting better,” “The way the ball has been moving has been good. The way guys are covering for one another, but we know that we’ve got less than a week before we open a playoff series. So all of it better be getting good” External link

taipeitimes Wednesday, August 12, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We have assistants that are assigned to all the different opponents that we may or may not play,” External link

masslive Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:20:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I felt like guys really tried to play the right way on both ends of the floor tonight. And hopefully we can just keep getting better,” “The way the ball’s moving has been good, the way that guys are covering for one another but we know we have less than a week or maybe a week before we open a playoff series. (We) better be getting good” External link

masslive Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:20:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’re just gonna try to keep playing as well as we can, try to be the best we can be,” “I thought we did a lot of good things tonight. I felt like guys really tried to play the right way on both ends of the floor tonight. And hopefully we can just keep getting better. The way the ball’s moving has been good, the way that guys are covering for one another but we know we have less than a week or maybe a week before we open a playoff series. Better be getting good” External link

masslive Wednesday, August 12, 2020 4:15:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I feel good about our shape now, but you have to keep it up,” “As long as guys feel good, they’ll play for now, because I do think rhythm and conditioning are important. It’s not like we’ve played 80 games and now it’s the playoffs. We’ve played five, so we have to continue to get our feel for each other and that level we need. I’m encouraged because we came in saying we’d play our best as we go along. That’s been the case in the last couple, but we’ll see if we can keep it up” External link

masslive Monday, August 10, 2020 12:03:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think this is as unbelievable setup by the NBA,” “The basketball is special and the opportunity to be on the court is special, the inability to be home is tough. I understand your question from a travel perspective but just as traveling hotel-to-hotel and going back home for a week and being around your family -- as much as that travel is difficult, there are other challenges that come with not traveling” External link

masslive Monday, August 10, 2020 12:03:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Steve Clifford ) : “We just want to play to your standards as well as we can,” “I think I know our team, I know what we’re good at and I know what we need to do better. It’s just a matter of playing as well as we can and building that make the right next play mentality here over however long we get to be here. We made good strides thus far, I’m encouraged. This schedule has been very hard and that continues today. I think Steve (Clifford) does a great job and we played them right before the playoffs last year. andI thought they came and prepared us for playoff basketball. I’m expecting a physical tough game today and that should only benefit us as we move forward” External link

masslive Monday, August 10, 2020 12:03:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “You obviously want to have great health, but conditioning is a great part of that, so we want all of our primary guys to play at least two more times out of three,” “All of our sports science people and everybody else feels a full week in between games is enough -- certainly don’t want more than that. We play our guys, nothing is set in stone yet, that’s the way we’re going to approach it” External link

masslive Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "Boston’s final three games before the playoffs -- against Orlando, Memphis and Washington -- come against teams with losing records, and the Wizards will be playing their season finale.The Celtics improved to 3-2 in the bubble. Walker gave Boston a score about 4-1/2 minutes into the game when he went to the floor and appeared to be dealing with pain in his knee, something he’s battled since camp for the season restart began. It didn’t take long to show he was fine -- in about a 15-second span shortly afterward, he leaped over a video board on the baseline in an effort to save the ball, blocked a shot at the rim and had a transition assist at the other end. The Celtics face the Orlando Magic on Sunday. Jaylen Brown scored 20 points, Jayson Tatum added 18 and the Celtics never trailed on the way to an emphatic 122-100 win over the Raptors on Friday night. Kemba Walker scored 17 points in 23 minutes for the Celtics, who led by 40 at one point and kept slim hope alive of catching the Raptors for the No. 2 spot in the East race. “This game will mean nothing if we get that opportunity again," External link

wcvb Saturday, August 8, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I don’t know if I really notice it a ton,” “I’ve enjoyed some of the videos after the fact but I haven’t noticed them in the game. For whatever reason, I’m just focused on the game and don’t hear the sounds going on around us. Good question for the guys, I’m not sure I have an answer for you from my perspective” External link

masslive Saturday, August 8, 2020 10:27:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “When the ball doesn’t stick, we’re pretty good,” “We really had a large emphasis on that” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, August 8, 2020 8:52:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “All of our plans will be based on good health and good conditioning going into the playoffs,” External link

masslive Saturday, August 8, 2020 3:26:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’ll have plenty of time to get rested for the playoffs, with three or four days in between our last game and the start of it,” “So I’d say conditioning and playing takes precedent for us as of tonight” External link

masslive Saturday, August 8, 2020 3:26:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “As he gets older, he will have more responsibility,” “Right now though, if he can do those things, then he adds to our team. I think that’s really important. He’s done a good job when called upon this year and he certainly is capable, it’s just a new world for him” External link

masslive Saturday, August 8, 2020 3:26:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I would say his defense has been a surprise,” “He’s certainly capable of defense when he came but it’s been a lot of work with (assistant coach) Joe Mazzulla to get ready for that, both individually and understanding system and understanding what his role is in each play” External link

masslive Saturday, August 8, 2020 3:26:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think we’ve had moments of playing good basketball, not enough,” “We talked about that in pretty good detail. We wanted to play well on both ends. I thought there were a lot of encouraging things but we’ve got to keep going with it and building off of it” External link

bostonglobe Friday, August 7, 2020 8:45:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think we’ve had moments of playing good basketball, not enough,” “We talked about that in pretty good detail. We wanted to play well on both ends. I thought there were a lot of encouraging things but we’ve got to keep going with it and building off of it” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, August 6, 2020 11:25:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Jaylen’s had a great year, and I think that’ll just continue,” “I think he’ll continue to get better and better. I still think, as we all react to Jayson and Jaylen, it’s still amazing how young they are and how much they’ve accomplished. But the one thing they’ve never done and we’ve tried to never do for them is make youth an excuse. They’re accountable and they’ll work and they’ll get better” External link

masslive Thursday, August 6, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He’s a good worker, he’s one of our more solid defenders,” External link

masslive Thursday, August 6, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He was a threat at the rim the whole time, all night,” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, August 6, 2020 1:47:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It’s probably not fair to him,” External link

masslive Thursday, August 6, 2020 8:50:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Offensively, he gave us a lot at the rim all day,” External link

masslive Thursday, August 6, 2020 8:50:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Just being able to come in and they’re small and we need to be switching, if we need to be guarding certain coverages, we need to be switching,” External link

masslive Thursday, August 6, 2020 8:50:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We obviously had some moments where we got techs, we had Marcus foul out early. We still lost by six to a really good team,” External link

masslive Thursday, August 6, 2020 4:01:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think with regard to the coronavirus and how you compartmentalize being here and trying to get the season restarted, and recognizing what’s going on around the country, I think the NBA is doing everything they can to mitigate our risk but we all understand that there is risk,” “Certainly, I’m watching what’s going on around the rest of the country with great concern and certainly we’re all keeping a close eye on it” External link

masslive Thursday, August 6, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We weren't solid, and they exposed that," "Our defense has to improve from what it's been in the three games or so" External link

irishsun Wednesday, August 5, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Portland Trail Blazers ) : “These are really valuable. The one thing we talked about is you’re going to play all good teams,” “All teams that are either ranked high in their conferences or fighting for their lives to make the playoffs. That was a playoff level energy we had to play with at the end of the game and we played with most of the game because Portland’s in the position they’re in and they’re good. I think this is great experience. Obviously, it remains very difficult on Tuesday with a Miami team that I thought played great (Saturday night)” External link

bangordailynews Monday, August 3, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Well, you pick your poison against these guys,” External link

bangordailynews Monday, August 3, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The pass to Jaylen at the end of the game was a great play, but he had several drive-and-kicks where he just made the right decision,” “I thought Jaylen’s shot-making was probably as critical as anything else to the game” External link

masslive Monday, August 3, 2020 3:06:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’re not playing the ninth-place Portland team,” “We’re playing the Western Conference finalist from last year. This is a really good team, played with great substance in their last game in finding a way to win. And I’m sure they’ve gotten a lot of juice from getting those guys back” External link

masslive Sunday, August 2, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think when you think about Collins and Nurkic and being able to now throw those guys in, that just gives them the ability with their guards and Carmelo, to screen, to post, to rebound, to do things around those guys,” “With Whiteside, if they choose to bring him off the bench, with Whiteside coming off the bench, that’s 48 minutes of a problem in addition to the guards... now they’ve got 48 minutes of elite rim protection” External link

masslive Sunday, August 2, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : ”Seven years ago when I got here – you weren’t having to pick people up at 35 feet and worrying about them shooting,” “Now with the screens happening that high, they can get open off a screen that high and shoot. So now it just changes the dynamic of a game. It’s so much more spread out. So good screeners, high energy guys make a huge difference. They’ve got a bunch of good screeners. Again, their guards are super special scoring the ball” External link

masslive Sunday, August 2, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “You obviously have to deal with their size and their strength and their post-ups, and their rebounding,” “But No. 2 is the speed of the guards and the skill of the guards is still going to be at the forefront of everybody’s mind all the time, so those two things don’t always go hand in hand when you think about just matching size with size. We’ll play, in the first half, what we think will look best for us and then we’ll adjust accordingly” External link

masslive Sunday, August 2, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “They just said he didn’t get hit in the stomach,” External link

masslive Sunday, August 2, 2020 4:14:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Yesterday he had the ball a lot in the last five minutes of the game,” “We think he’ll always be able to do that. We just think he has a special makeup about him. On a night when he’s struggling he can make a huge play -- on a night when he’s rolling he can make a huge play, because he doesn’t get too high or too low. He’s special, and that’s why I lose no sleep over nights like last night” External link

masslive Sunday, August 2, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He’s seen all these coverages before,” “Some nights, it’s just not your night. He’s an unreal basketball player. It doesn’t mean that every day the ball will go in at 60 percent, so at the end of the day, he’ll watch, which he already has, he’ll learn what he needs to do, and try to do it better next time. One of the things that I think all of these guys that are great understand is not every day is your day. Sometimes you have to be able to learn, laugh it off, and move on” External link

masslive Sunday, August 2, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’ve got a lot of encouragement from watching us tonight,” External link

masslive Saturday, August 1, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Their length feels different when you’re playing against it. Shots that you’re used to going in and scoring, they do a great job of going vertical and not fouling with guys that are 7-feet plus, they’re dropped back to protect,” “So you just have to trust the drive and the second drive. We did that at times really well, and at other times we didn’t do as well. But our compete level was good. There’s a lot of good things to build off of and a lot of things we can learn from” External link

masslive Saturday, August 1, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about error ) : “I just think your margin for error is small,” “When you miss layups or when you get shots blocked, it leads to runouts… We fouled jump shooters. It’s hard because we’re really trying to pressure and get up into people. At the same time, your margin doesn’t allow for that, like against Milwaukee. We’ve just got to be a little bit better, but the competitiveness is the most important thing” External link

masslive Saturday, August 1, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He got some decent looks off pick and rolls,” “They did a good job loading up to him. They did a good job at the rim on him. He’ll go back and look at it. he had a couple nights like that early in the season, too, and the least of our concerns is him finding the net. That’s what he does. So he’ll be fine” External link

masslive Saturday, August 1, 2020 6:45:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think that the reality is that we want to take a knee because we care,” External link

masslive Saturday, August 1, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Kemba Walker ) : “Set in stone, 14-20 minutes,” “As I said yesterday, Kemba will be really happy with me when he hits somewhere between 18 and 20, I’m guessing. But he knows, I mean, we’ve covered it. The most important thing is his knee, his strength, you have to be able to build up appropriately. He’s done that in the last couple of weeks in practice. Maybe even a little ahead of schedule to be considering that he’s playing that many minutes in Game 1 with where we started earlier a couple weeks ago. But his strength of his knee and his ability to get in condition to play at the level that he wants to play by the time the playoffs start, this is part of the path and we’re going to stick with that” External link

masslive Friday, July 31, 2020 12:19:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It will ramp up towards that, towards full minutes,” “So just like the last couple of weeks we’ve had a plan and we’ve ramped it up appropriately. As long as he hits all his marks, as long as he continues to gain strength, then we’ll keep ramping up his minutes, and by the end of the seeding games he’ll be playing near that full-game minutes for sure. But we’re not backing off the strength addition right now, and I think that’s a huge part of why he’s playing the minutes he’s playing because we still need to be able to build strength over the next few weeks” External link

masslive Friday, July 31, 2020 12:19:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “His knee is the strongest its been since he got here in September. So he has worked exceptionally hard over the last couple of weeks with a great training plan from our training staff,” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 29, 2020 11:23:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I don’t expect anybody to play 38 minutes on Friday night,” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:43:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He came out of Sunday feeling great. He’s doing well,” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:43:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Robbie Williams ) : “He bailed us out on a couple of possessions,” “We also missed him on some slips where he would’ve had layups or shots at the rim that could have added to his day. And he didn’t get to play the small-ball 5 at all, because we were trying to rotate Rob (Williams) and (Vincent Poirier) and Tacko Fall, so all things considered, I thought he played well” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 29, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Pop ) : “We all feel the league has done a great job of making it as good as it can be,” “It’s interesting: Where we’re staying there probably wasn’t half as many people as there are now, with different people working the game and all those other things. But the precautions everybody has taken, the way they have required the quarantines into the bubble, the testing, everybody feels we’re doing everything we can to mitigate the risk. That’s all you can do. We all realize there will always be a level of risk. But I think I heard Pop say this is probably one of the safer places to be” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 29, 2020 5:55:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I just think we all have a job, all have a responsibility to do that,” “We’re following a lot of protocols for a reason. The rest of the country is experiencing some really hard things. Certainly that’s the case in Florida. It’s our responsibility” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 29, 2020 5:55:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It’s more about having the appropriate amount of time to prepare and the appropriate amount of time to rest going into playing basically every other day for the next couple of weeks with one exception, when we play a back-to-back,” “So being that we play Friday night, those guys all got in a hard workout yesterday, and we went pretty hard. And then we took today off and we’ll practice again tomorrow. Just decided those two practice days, as we get ready for what’s ahead, are more important right now” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I don’t know if Kinsley has been watching the games yet, but she’ll be watching tonight because she knows Tacko’s going to play,” “I think at the end of the day, he’s been great, he’s practiced well, he has worked a lot with us in the middle of practicing against zone. A lot of teams put a big shot blocker against the zone so we have him almost as a scout team playing in the middle of the zone and it’s been great for all of us in our preparation for the last couple of weeks. And then offensively and defensively, he just keeps coming along. The hard part right now is that we have so many fives, and that doesn’t even really include Grant Williams, who we like to play at the five. Six of our best minutes in the last game were with Grant Williams at the five. So we’ve got a lot of guys that we can play there, but Tacko’s future is bright. He keeps working hard and look at where he is now versus last summer. Very encouraging” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’m not on it a ton,” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We scheduled it as such so that everybody got one day off their feet, but didn’t have a day where they just didn’t have anything to do,” “And I think that’s one of the things that we’ve all kind of adjusted to here. That way we can have really good practices leading up to the seeding games. And I’ve talked all along, I don’t expect anybody to play 38 minutes on Friday night (against the Milwaukee Bucks). ... We need to be at our best on August 17” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We all have to realize the importance of communication within your own personality, within your own authentic way,” External link

bangordailynews Tuesday, July 28, 2020 5:54:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He works really hard to get better,” “I don’t know that I would deem it a new purpose as far as, like, he’s always been a guy that’s very competitive, very driven, wants to be great, works hard. So I don’t see a whole lot of change in him from that perspective. I just see a guy that’s continuing to add experience on experience. He’s a huge part obviously of our team, and we’re going to need him to be good to have a chance” External link

masslive Monday, July 27, 2020 4:34:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think that’s one of his great strengths,” External link

forbes Monday, July 27, 2020 3:36:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about League Rookie ) : “Tremont is in a tough spot because Tremont is really good, and we need him to be good,” “Tremont has not been with us the whole year, so it’s hard when you’re bouncing back and forth between the G League to come in and organize things and get everybody to their spots and kind of be a leader, especially from an offensive perspective, on the court. But we need him to do that” External link

forbes Monday, July 27, 2020 3:36:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Tremont is in a tough spot because Tremont is really good, and we need him to be good,” “Tremont has not been with us the whole year, so it’s hard when you’re bouncing back and forth between the G League to come in and organize things and get everybody to their spots and kind of be a leader, especially from an offensive perspective, on the court. But we need him to do that. ... He did do a lot of good things, but as a guy that sees the game and understands the game the way he does, plus with his understanding of what everybody’s strengths are around him and his ability to get the ball to him, we need his voice to be louder, and he really, I think, understands that” External link

masslive Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:21:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I always say, when (Jayson) Tatum was named an All-Star, Tatum went to a different level, and when Jaylen didn’t get named an All-Star, Jaylen went to a different level,” “That’s great response by both guys to different circumstances” External link

masslive Saturday, July 25, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Everybody will be challenged. It’s just a unique deal,” External link

bangordailynews Saturday, July 25, 2020 1:31:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think when people say ‘take over’ that’s usually an insinuation that you’re looking to score,” External link

masslive Friday, July 24, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He’s been healthy the entire time. He’s practiced every day, hasn’t missed a drill for two weeks… which has been really encouraging,” External link

masslive Friday, July 24, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think when people say ‘take over’ that’s usually an insinuation that you’re looking to score,” External link

masslive Friday, July 24, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He’s been healthy the entire time. He’s practiced every day, hasn’t missed a drill for two weeks… which has been really encouraging,” External link

masslive Friday, July 24, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Everybody will be challenged. It’s just a unique deal,” External link

eagletribune Thursday, July 23, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’re really going to be focused on us,” “We’ll play three good teams and they’ll challenge us in unique ways and make us add to what we’re working on, but it will be more off film after the game than before the game. We’re not going to spend a lot of time on opponents yet” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 21, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I thought obviously he saw some run-and-jumps that he hasn’t seen before so that’s good practice and good to know that we’ve got to look at that,” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 21, 2020 1:24:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Our guys have done a good job thus far in practice,” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 21, 2020 4:06:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Tremont has a concussion from three or four days ago, so he’s at the latter stages of concussion protocol with his stuff, but he hasn’t been cleared,” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 21, 2020 3:01:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Obviously we’re going to play the seeding games -- we’ll prioritize being our very best and peaking at the right time we hope,” “Every team is probably that way. Certainly every team in our position is probably that way. But the seeding games we’re going to play probably a normal type rotation, especially early on. And we’ll see kind of how it all plays itself out, but he’ll play at least in one of the three scrimmage games a lot and then we’ll see how it goes from there. I thought he was terrific today. Like, I thought this was his best day that I remember in a while. And he’s had multiple good ones, but he was really, really good today. We mixed the teams up, didn’t necessarily go starters and Smart against guys coming off the bench. We mixed them up and evened them out a little bit and I thought Tremont had a great day” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 21, 2020 3:01:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It’s given me a chance to go back into some of the old stuff we’ve done in practice before that you just kinda scrap because you don’t have time to do it,” “So that’s been fun from that standpoint” External link

masslive Monday, July 20, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens told : “We’ve only been here nine days,” External link

masslive Saturday, July 18, 2020 4:26:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Everybody will be challenged. It’s just a unique deal,” External link

masslive Saturday, July 18, 2020 4:26:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think the thing that always goes first are the details offensively, the angles of screens, where you catch the ball, all the things that give you a better chance to get a step on the defense,” “On the other end of the court it’s all the small techniques that help you execute defensively well. Then you add on top of that, there’s a conditioning aspect to both of those, that you have a tendency to take short cuts if you’re not in great shape” External link

masslive Saturday, July 18, 2020 4:26:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We feel good about the way our guys kept in shape throughout the hiatus,” “Tonight we’ll play 24 minutes of scrimmage with each guy playing 18 to 20 minutes hard. We just said in the film just now, ‘We’re not going to get anything out of it if we take shortcuts.’ So this should be a night where we sleep easy, because we’ll be exhausted” External link

masslive Saturday, July 18, 2020 4:26:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Kemba Walker ) : “The two priorities for me going into this year were to pick a couple of things he would be really comfortable with, so he could transition easily, smoothly, well, and then make it so that he could transition easily, smoothly, well, which I thought he did,” “Then try to take advantage of our interchangeability with our other guys. Those were the two things heading into the year that kind of dictated how we would play in the offensive end. There were things we were gonna add specific to Kemba heading into the playoffs, and there are things we will add now specific to his strengths. You always try to start with the strengths specific to your team and try to go from there. We knew we had a bunch of fives who could roll and get to the rim and be effective at the rim, surrounded by versatile, interchangeable wings” External link

masslive Friday, July 17, 2020 6:09:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I probably have been more focused on, I just want us to have a joyful period,” External link

masslive Friday, July 17, 2020 5:05:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think we’re all obviously hopeful it’s a one-time thing. But we also recognize it’s really cool to be part of a one-time thing and the uniqueness to it,” “We’ll see how the games go and how that plays out. But I think a lot more about the off the court stuff with regard to that and how people do being away from their families than about how it will affect us basketball-wise” External link

masslive Friday, July 17, 2020 5:05:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "He had a little bit of discomfort after some of the individual workouts. He certainly feels better than he did in March. But with the small discomfort, we said let's take four days and ramp it up from there," External link

ibtimes Thursday, July 16, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “They’ve got him on a one-day off, one-day on plan,” External link

masslive Thursday, July 16, 2020 4:04:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Kemba Walker ) : “We’re not as explosive an offensive team without Kemba, but we do have a lot of really good offensive players,” “When he’s not available in practice we’ll have to focus our best actions for others. But every indication is he’ll be available when we’re playing games” External link

masslive Thursday, July 16, 2020 4:04:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Kemba Walker ) : “He’s really prioritizing accumulating strength in that knee, so the day-on, day-off thing will be in effect for awhile,” “Any discomfort early, our training staff put a plan in place, and I’m just following it. Whatever’s best for Kemba is obviously best for us” External link

masslive Thursday, July 16, 2020 4:04:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He had a little bit of discomfort after a couple of the individual workouts,” External link

masslive Monday, July 13, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The number one thing is strength, and strength around the knee,” External link

masslive Monday, July 13, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’re going to play around all our skilled wings and guards,” External link

ibtimes Monday, July 13, 2020 12:52:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens added : “And we’re going to need some interchangeability at the five-spot,” External link

ibtimes Monday, July 13, 2020 12:52:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Kara Lawson ) : “We actually went on a walk – Kara, Tracy and I – a couple of months ago,” “And we were talking about what she’d be interested in the future, and being the head coach at Duke was one of the things that came up. So it’s really cool that she’s getting a chance to do that. She’ll be terrific” External link

masslive Sunday, July 12, 2020 10:48:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens told ( about Kemba Walker ) : “We’re going to move very slowly with Kemba Walker,” External link

masslive Saturday, July 11, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We want to be at our best on August 17,” “Obviously the seeding games are important for everybody that’s there. But at the same time, the most important time for us will be that August 17 day. So as we prepare and add in minutes to the equation and add in where we want to be, that’s kind of our day that we have in mind” External link

masslive Saturday, July 11, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Obviously we started as a team testing with the travel party and with anybody that would be in the gym, and the players,” External link

masslive Saturday, July 4, 2020 8:00:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We’re testing every other day and, knock on wood, none so far," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, July 2, 2020 5:10:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We want to be at our best on August 17," "The seeding games are important for everyone who is there, but at the same time the most important time will be August 17" External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, July 2, 2020 5:10:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Obviously we started as a team testing with the travel party and with anybody that would be in the gym, and the players,” “I’ve been tested every other day and knock on wood (no positive tests) so far. Obviously it’s important that we all take care of ourselves and do what we can to obviously go into the bubble healthy, because I think those first couple weeks of practice are gonna be really important to get our legs underneath us. I think our guys have done a great job of staying in shape but I think once you get into practice and playing and those types of things it’s a different level you have to reach. And for us, we talked about it all year, if we’re not able to pressure the ball, if we’re not disruptive at that end of the floor then we won’t have a long stay. We know that that’s a huge aspect for us is being in great condition” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 1, 2020 9:24:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “My family is out of town and I was talking to them before the game and I was kind of going through the injury report,” “Kinsley pipes in from the car, she says, ‘It’s time to give the people what they want. And that’s all she said” External link

masslive Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:55:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think maybe more than anything is that you have the strength equipment,” External link

masslive Tuesday, June 9, 2020 1:11:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “What’s happened has been appalling and been brutal and been hurtful and painful,” External link

masslive Friday, June 5, 2020 6:50:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think the competitiveness will be the same in my opinion,” “When you see these guys go after each other in practice, or if you go to practices of great players playing against each other in the summer in Vegas, USA basketball or whatever the case may be, some of those, the competitiveness will be tremendous. The sound will be great for TV” External link

masslive Thursday, June 4, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think the competitiveness will be the same in my opinion,” “When you see these guys go after each other in practice, or if you go to practices of great players playing against each other in the summer in Vegas, USA basketball or whatever the case may be, some of those, the competitiveness will be tremendous. The sound will be great for TV” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 3, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I wrote a letter to our guys this weekend and it took me awhile to put down exactly what I wanted to say,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, June 3, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think the players have done an amazing job of leading, and also taking control of their careers, being vocal on what’s important to them,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, June 3, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "I wrote a letter to our guys this weekend and it took me awhile to put down exactly what I wanted to say," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, June 3, 2020 5:22:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "I think the players have done an amazing job of leading, and also taking control of their careers, being vocal on what's important to them," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, June 3, 2020 5:22:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think the thing that I wanted them to know is that every decent person is hurting,” External link

usaToday Wednesday, June 3, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We do talk about the idea of real leadership, right?” “A lot of people can be followed and sometimes, people mislead and divide and do things in their own self-interests. The real leaders unite people and are doing things to simply promote what is right. I think that our guys are amazing in that regard, and I think that extends throughout the players and coaches all across the league. It’s a real inspiring group to be around” External link

masslive Tuesday, June 2, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Obviously I certainly am not surprised by him taking a leadership role,” External link

masslive Tuesday, June 2, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “First and foremost, the message is we want them to stand for what they believe in and we want to be supportive of that,” “That’s been clear the whole time I’ve been there and it’s been reinforced over and over and over from (Celtics co-owner) Wyc (Grousbeck) on down. I think that’s been a big part of why I’ve enjoyed working here so much” External link

masslive Tuesday, June 2, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Jaylen Brown ) : “Jaylen's greatest impact, as good as he is at basketball, won't be in basketball,” “He's a special guy, a special leader. He's smart, but he has courage. He's got a lot of great stuff to him. I think we recognized that when we drafted him, but he has been even more unbelievable every day, every year. I’ve always personally really enjoyed listening to him and talking to him about things outside of basketball. ... I’m certainly not surprised in him taking on a leadership role. That’s who he is” External link

forbes Tuesday, June 2, 2020 8:13:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Colin Kaepernick ) : “I’ve been in a lot of those conversations, and we were in a lot of them four years ago when Kaepernick was taking the knee prior to the season,” External link

forbes Tuesday, June 2, 2020 8:13:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens added : “Being able to be a listener, hearing our players talk about profiling, talk about discrimination — being empathetic towards that but also being able to acknowledge that I may not know the depth of that, but know I’m with you. If you need me I’m here,” “The pain that everybody feels has been there for a long, long time. The lack of progress is too jarring. What we need to all do is do our part. Part of my responsibility in that is listening and learning” External link

forbes Tuesday, June 2, 2020 8:13:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens told : “I guess playing without fans would be much more like a typical practice environment, and I think that the one thing about these guys is they don’t compete any less hard in practice,” External link

forbes Monday, May 18, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I guess playing without fans would be much more like a typical practice environment, and I think that the one thing about these guys is they don’t compete any less hard in practice,” “In fact, sometimes in those quiet gyms where you can hear everything somebody else is saying, it gets even more feisty. And so, I think that it would be great basketball if we’re able to do that” External link

masslive Saturday, May 9, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We want to be as routine-oriented as we can, but it’s just not always feasible. And so, this particular situation, as COVID-19 shut down more and more businesses and shut down our league, became more real to all of us, then it affected everyone’s routine,” External link

masslive Saturday, May 9, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I can’t tell you how excited we’ll be when we do get a chance to play and I can’t tell you how much more exponentially excited we’ll be when we get a chance to play at TD Garden in front of our fans,” “I think we’re all looking forward to that moment and the ability to feel free to do that and feel able to do that” External link

masslive Saturday, May 9, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Their bigs have always taken great pride in defending,” External link

forbes Monday, April 27, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “T hat transition to the second unit is what killed us. They’ve got a lot of good players,” “It’s not just obviously the two bigs that give us problems, it’s the whole roster, the whole team. They’ve got good structure... They’re hard to play against” External link

forbes Monday, April 27, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “There’s ultimately going to be a need for kind of re-acclimation to just the individual drills, to ramp up your own individual conditioning,” External link

masslive Thursday, April 2, 2020 3:38:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens told : “I just don’t think it’s appropriate right now to be hammering basketball with our guys,” External link

forbes Monday, March 30, 2020 7:19:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : ''There's been bikes delivered, there's been individual weights delivered,'' External link

koreatimes Sunday, March 29, 2020 11:54:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Obviously the days following that we enter this kind of new world,” “We’re calling sitting at home an inconvenience. What a joke like this is. There’s so many people that are working so hard every day to try to help our communities and putting their own selves at risk. And, I think any time you turn on the TV, it hits home more” External link

bangordailynews Saturday, March 28, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "There's been bikes delivered, there's been individual weights delivered," External link

arkansasonline Saturday, March 28, 2020 10:44:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Obviously the days following that we enter this kind of new world,” “We're calling sitting at home an inconvenience. What a joke like this is. There's so many people that are working so hard every day to try to help our communities and help the secure putting their own selves at risk. And, I think any time you turn on the TV, it hits home more” External link

eagletribune Saturday, March 28, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Obviously the days following that we enter this kind of new world,” “We're calling sitting at home an inconvenience. What a joke like this is. There's so many people that are working so hard every day to try to help our communities and help the secure putting their own selves at risk. And, I think any time you turn on the TV, it hits home more” External link

usaToday Saturday, March 28, 2020 9:34:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’m proud of how he kind of took the initiative to tell people that he had it and that he felt good and that he got online, just continued to ask people to practice social distancing and self-isolation right now,” “It’s just, you know, it’s a really unique, unsettling time for everyone” External link

eagletribune Saturday, March 28, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’m proud of how he kind of took the initiative to tell people that he had it and that he felt good and that he got online, just continued to ask people to practice social distancing and self-isolation right now,” “It’s just, you know, it’s a really unique, unsettling time for everyone” External link

seattlepi Saturday, March 28, 2020 7:46:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’m proud of how he kind of took the initiative to tell people that he had it and that he felt good and that he got online, just continued to ask people to practice social distancing and self-isolation right now,” “It’s just, you know, it’s a really unique, unsettling time for everyone” External link

eagletribune Saturday, March 28, 2020 6:27:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’m proud of how he kind of took the initiative to tell people that he had it and that he felt good and that he got online, just continued to ask people to practice social distancing and self-isolation right now,” “It’s just, you know, it’s a really unique, unsettling time for everyone” External link

seattlepi Saturday, March 28, 2020 5:41:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’m proud of how he kind of took the initiative to tell people that he had it and that he felt good and that he got online, just continued to ask people to practice social distancing and self-isolation right now,” “It’s just, you know, it’s a really unique, unsettling time for everyone” External link

seattlepi Saturday, March 28, 2020 2:07:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’m proud of how he kind of took the initiative to tell people that he had it and that he felt good and that he got online, just continued to ask people to practice social distancing and self-isolation right now,” “It’s just, you know, it’s a really unique, unsettling time for everyone” External link

eagletribune Saturday, March 28, 2020 2:02:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’m proud of how he kind of took the initiative to tell people that he had it and that he felt good and that he got online, just continued to ask people to practice social distancing and self-isolation right now,” “It’s just, you know, it’s a really unique, unsettling time for everyone” External link

seattlepi Saturday, March 28, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’m proud of how he kind of took the initiative to tell people that he had it and that he felt good and that he got online, just continued to ask people to practice social distancing and self-isolation right now,” “It’s just, you know, it’s a really unique, unsettling time for everyone” External link

eagletribune Saturday, March 28, 2020 1:31:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’m proud of how he kind of took the initiative to tell people that he had it and that he felt good and that he got online, just continued to ask people to practice social distancing and self-isolation right now,” “It’s just, you know, it’s a really unique, unsettling time for everyone” External link

seattlepi Saturday, March 28, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’m proud of how he kind of took the initiative to tell people that he had it and that he felt good and that he got online, just continued to ask people to practice social distancing and self-isolation right now,” “It’s just, you know, it’s a really unique, unsettling time for everyone” External link

eagletribune Saturday, March 28, 2020 12:46:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’m proud of how he kind of took the initiative to tell people that he had it and that he felt good and that he got online, just continued to ask people to practice social distancing and self-isolation right now,” “It’s just, you know, it’s a really unique, unsettling time for everyone” External link

click2houston Saturday, March 28, 2020 12:10:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’m proud of how he kind of took the initiative to tell people that he had it and that he felt good and that he got online, just continued to ask people to practice social distancing and self-isolation right now,” “It’s just, you know, it’s a really unique, unsettling time for everyone” External link

seattlepi Friday, March 27, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “There's been bikes delivered, there's been individual weights delivered,” External link

usaToday Friday, March 27, 2020 10:18:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “There's been bikes delivered, there's been individual weights delivered,” External link

wftv Friday, March 27, 2020 9:46:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “There's been bikes delivered, there's been individual weights delivered,” External link

eagletribune Friday, March 27, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’m proud of how he kind of took the initiative to tell people that he had it and that he felt good and that he got online, just continued to ask people to practice social distancing and self-isolation right now,” “It’s just, you know, it’s a really unique, unsettling time for everyone” External link

eagletribune Friday, March 27, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “There's been bikes delivered, there's been individual weights delivered,” External link

actionnewsjax Friday, March 27, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Some of that stuff is being brainstormed and bantered about at a 10,000-foot view. I'm sure we will dial into details of that when some possible scenarios become more clear,” External link

masslive Friday, March 27, 2020 9:00:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “There’s been bikes delivered, there’s been the individual weights delivered, there’s some voluntary virtual training sessions,” “Anything basketball-related for us right now is just a voluntary strength and conditioning session” External link

masslive Friday, March 27, 2020 9:00:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “As a coaching staff, we’ve talked a lot about, we’re keeping a pulse on all of our team and all of our individuals,” “We’re on Zoom teleconferences a couple of times a week so we can all see each other's faces and talk about non-basketball things… everybody’s checking in every day, either individually and then a couple times – two to three times a week” External link

masslive Friday, March 27, 2020 9:00:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’re like the rest of the world that basketball has taken a far backseat,” “I think it’s more important right now that we’re a community of coworkers and a community of friends and people that care about each other that get online and make sure we’re all doing OK” External link

masslive Friday, March 27, 2020 9:00:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think you can separate playing the game and just doing the right thing,” “I think it doesn’t make us like him any less or appreciate him any less, or appreciate the way he plays and affects our team any less. But he knows that those are things that he needs to continue to grow and be better with. But you can be that hard-playing contagious guy and avoid getting yourself in those situations” External link

masslive Wednesday, March 25, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think the biggest thing is he knows where everybody is supposed to be. He’s good at directing it,” “He’s been with us for three years and he’s got a really good idea about how to do that. Now he’s still small relative to some. But he’s tough, He plays really hard” External link

masslive Saturday, March 21, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think he is trying to figure out what’s best, especially when he comes downhill,” External link

masslive Tuesday, March 17, 2020 1:15:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I can’t believe it’s not talked about more how good he is defensively,” External link

masslive Tuesday, March 17, 2020 1:15:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “You could tell, when it went south, you could tell our guys were going to really compete, and Gordon got everybody together after they got the 3-point play,” External link

masslive Wednesday, March 11, 2020 6:40:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We have 18 games left after this,” “It’s hard to go to the playoffs. I didn’t know (we clinched). We’re far from a finished product, but we’ve got to start ascending soon, so it was important to go through a night like tonight” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, March 11, 2020 5:58:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We have 18 games left after this,” “It’s hard to go to the playoffs. I didn’t know (we clinched). We’re far from a finished product, but we’ve got to start ascending soon, so it was important to go through a night like tonight” External link

bangordailynews Wednesday, March 11, 2020 5:57:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We have 18 games left after this,” External link

wcvb Wednesday, March 11, 2020 5:54:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We have 18 games left after this,” “It’s hard to go to the playoffs. I didn’t know (we clinched). We’re far from a finished product, but we’ve got to start ascending soon, so it was important to go through a night like tonight” External link

wcvb Wednesday, March 11, 2020 5:54:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We have 18 games left after this,” “It’s hard to go to the playoffs. I didn’t know (we clinched). We’re far from a finished product, but we’ve got to start ascending soon, so it was important to go through a night like tonight” External link

dailyjournal Wednesday, March 11, 2020 5:31:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We have 18 games left after this,” “It’s hard to go to the playoffs. I didn’t know (we clinched). We’re far from a finished product, but we’ve got to start ascending soon, so it was important to go through a night like tonight” External link

fox59 Wednesday, March 11, 2020 5:27:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We have 18 games left after this,” “It’s hard to go to the playoffs. I didn’t know (we clinched). We’re far from a finished product, but we’ve got to start ascending soon, so it was important to go through a night like tonight” External link

therepublic Wednesday, March 11, 2020 5:05:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Nobody wants to play without fans. That would be really too bad,” External link

ibtimes Wednesday, March 11, 2020 4:18:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We weren’t leaving any of our training staff back (in Boston),” External link

masslive Wednesday, March 11, 2020 1:46:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He was doing some of that stop-start running stuff, but I don’t know if he did individual work after I left (morning shoo around),” “But he was moving a little bit more and better than he was a couple days ago” External link

masslive Wednesday, March 11, 2020 1:46:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Kemba Walker ) : “I think the best thing out of this week, which was otherwise not great, was that Kemba felt great,” External link

masslive Wednesday, March 11, 2020 1:46:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "Him at his A game is really critical for us if we want to do anything significant”. - The Celtics most likely playoff opponent is this Pacers team. So with so little time between this meeting and the playoffs, does Stevens make sure to leave some of his tricks in his bag? “I don’t know if there’s a right or wrong answer to that. I thought last year we didn’t hold much back,” he said. “Obviously you add things as you get into the playoffs and do different things but you are who you are by this time of the year, as far as how you play. None of us are going to greatly change that. So there might be small tweaks and the such. We want to play well. We need to play well throughout a whole game. We’re still searching for that”. Gordon Hayward wasn’t holding anything back either. “I think trying to win the game, trying to make a statement,” he said. “They’re a really good team and they’re trying to do the same thing, so we’re trying to play our best basketball. If we need more stuff or do stuff come playoff time Brad will bring it out for us”. - Romeo Langford has impressed Stevens and the Celtics, but not so much that he’s working his way into critical minutes. “I think the thing that has separated him as of late, he and (assistant coach) Joe Mazzulla are in there. They’re the first people on the practice court every day," External link

masslive Wednesday, March 11, 2020 1:46:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I mean, everybody’s talking about it. My son got sent home from school last week. I just think that’s stuff that’s everywhere,” “We’re talking about finishing quarters better and all the stuff that we can control. I don’t know what else we can do” External link

masslive Tuesday, March 10, 2020 7:45:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “This is part of navigating your way through this stuff,” External link

masslive Monday, March 9, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’ve lived this before you know, with most of our good teams go through stretches like this and usually two or three a year,” “This is our second one. Hopefully we can nip that in the bud and not have a third one. But the road doesn’t get any easier. These are tough games coming up and that’s good because you got to do tough things to get yourself out of a rut” External link

masslive Monday, March 9, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “What I see is a team that’s flying around and really trying to probably take on J.B.’s personality on the defensive end of the floor; his teams have always been good at that,” “I think they’ve got a lot of good players. They’ve got a good foundation. They’ll be in good shape for a long time” External link

ohio Monday, March 9, 2020 9:20:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “They’re excellent. Alison has been incredible in her role,” External link

masslive Monday, March 9, 2020 6:05:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think she’s a special coach,” “You could always tell when she was playing and hear it when she was calling games. When you get a chance to live it every day she’s good, she’s really, really good” External link

masslive Monday, March 9, 2020 6:05:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We had doctors in last week. I know that our corporate office has and they’re in constant contact with the NBA,” External link

masslive Monday, March 9, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’ve never talked about it with our team,” “I’ve heard the news, just like you have and read that stuff but, if we do that, I hope they move the games to the afternoon so we can get it in a little earlier. Hopefully we don’t have to do that” External link

masslive Monday, March 9, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Scott Morrison ) : “His whole path has been an upwards trajectory,” “Starting in Maine with Scott Morrison, one of our assistants, who was the head coach there, and a year here with us. I think he’s really taken more steps in OKC. He’s in a great place with a great structure, great coaching and he just continues to become better and better. He’s a guy that you can put in the game and impact winning with because he can shoot it, he can drive it, he’s great in those slots, catching it on the run and driving it. Then he’ s a long athletic guy that cares and that usually adds up to a pretty good defender as well. He’s done a good job. I’m happy for him. Like him a lot” External link

masslive Monday, March 9, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Obviously we haven’t played well at home this week, though we’ve been a good home team all year. It’s important to play well, but now. Our stretch right now is tough,” “Those guys don’t care if it’s at home or on the road because they’ve won 15 of their last 17 road games – best in the league since Christmas. Gonna be quite a challenge. Chris Paul means a great deal to them, and you can see his improvement in a lot of what they do. Those guards all have the ability to probe the paint to make the right reads. It’s a really hard group of guards to defend, and I include (Danilo) Gallinari in that even though he’s bigger – he’d probably be considered a bigger guy, but he’s got so much versatility. He can put it on the floor, get fouled, shoot it, all that stuff. Just a tough team to defend” External link

masslive Monday, March 9, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “You know, we gave them the first couple of punches and after that our effort died down,” “We picked it up towards the ed but it was too late at that time” External link

wcvb Saturday, March 7, 2020 9:29:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “You know, we gave them the first couple of punches and after that our effort died down,” “We picked it up towards the ed but it was too late at that time” External link

wcvb Saturday, March 7, 2020 9:29:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “You know, we gave them the first couple of punches and after that our effort died down,” “We picked it up towards the ed but it was too late at that time” External link

good4utah Saturday, March 7, 2020 10:35:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “That’s one of the more rewarding wins that I’ve been a part of coming off of last night,” “Shorthanded. Everybody was gassed. You could see at the end of the third quarter I thought both teams were dead. But we found a way and I thought we played well late, which was good coming off last night” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, March 5, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “That’s one of the more rewarding wins that I’ve been a part of, coming off of last night,” External link

masslive Thursday, March 5, 2020 7:55:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I have no idea who’s going to Cleveland,” External link

masslive Wednesday, March 4, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I just want eight guys, nine guys, whoever’s going to play hard, let’s go,” External link

masslive Wednesday, March 4, 2020 4:06:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Those were tough matchups for us no matter what,” “But again, the one thing you’ve got to be careful of when you’re up like that is like, you don’t want to give up just wide open threes to other guys and wide open dunks. So you should still be able to finish that game and guard as well as you can, make him a driver, don’t foul him, make him hit contested twos if he’s going to hit shots. We just really didn’t play well at the end. And, you know, we didn’t get the ball in twice. Like, terrible” External link

masslive Wednesday, March 4, 2020 4:06:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Sometimes things don’t go your way, the other team gets to feeling really good, and then you feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders to finish the game,” External link

masslive Wednesday, March 4, 2020 12:17:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens admitted : “I should have subbed a couple of guys out that normally play, and I just kept them in,” “We had the right intensity for most of the game and we just let our foot off the gas. But we got four stops in the fourth quarter. They scored 51 points. … We made a lot of plays today that were just not winning plays – and very simple, basic parts of our defensive system” External link

masslive Wednesday, March 4, 2020 12:17:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I have no idea who’s going to Cleveland. I think most of the coaches are going,” External link

masslive Wednesday, March 4, 2020 12:17:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We didn’t have any defensive intensity,” “I should have subbed a couple of guys out that normally play, and I just kept them in” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, March 4, 2020 9:35:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I guess if you’re in this game long enough you’ll see it at some point,” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, March 4, 2020 9:35:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I have no idea who’s going to Cleveland,” “I think most of the coaches are going. I just want eight guys, nine guys, whoever’s going to play hard, let’s go. Like, that was ridiculous” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, March 4, 2020 9:35:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “20 to 25 (minutes) is what we’re trying to keep it at,” External link

masslive Wednesday, March 4, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "He’s not a guy we really have to worry about coming in and trying to see how we can (re-integrate) him back into the offense or how we can get his rhythm back. Because he does such a great job of doing it and just going with the flow of the game”. Other pregame notes: - The Celtics were worked over pretty hard in the game against the Houston Rockets. Houston’s physicality was a very obvious deterrent to Boston’s offense, and it exposed a bit of weakness in the C’s. They’re more finesse than they are physical. When asked how the Celtics could better handle physical teams, Brad Stevens pointed to the weight room at the Auerbach Center. “That place over there. I don’t know what else to say,” he said. “PJ Tucker is going to be stronger than us. (Danuel) House is a big, strong guy. (James) Harden’s a big, strong guy. (Russell) Westbrook might not look as thick and strong as those guys but you add in the athleticism, he plays with such power. Some of it is you’ve got to figure out ways to get what you want without laying on a body all the time, especially when they’re as big and strong as those guys were. But I don’t have an easy answer for you. I think bench press may help, although it’s probably not the right thing to do anymore”. so the Celtics still aren’t at full strength. “It is weird. But yet we still been striving all year, this ridiculous — it’s crazy how well we’ve been playing with key guys out,” Smart said. “It shows us how dangerous we really can be when we have the full roster. That’s just something positive that we’ve got to look forward to, having everybody back”. Smart does see a silver lining in the constant shifting of lineups. “Guys got to be put in situations they probably didn’t think they’d be put in that quickly or they probably didn’t think they’d be put in at all this year. And they’re playing key minutes,” he said. “Romeo Langford and then Semi Ojeleye, they’ve been playing some good ball for us and they’ve been put in the spots that they probably didn’t think they’d be put in yet. But that’s the uniqueness about this team, we have so many guys that can play. So when guys go down, we’ve got guys coming off the bench that can keep that same level of play of the guys out there”. - Stevens is a big fan of the two-way process. This is the third season of the program, which allows for two extra roster spots dedicated to player who basically exist between the G-League and the NBA. It allows for 45 days of official NBA team time while getting paid more than $200,000 for the season. “I really like the two-ways. I like the concept. I wish we had them a little bit -- we wouldn’t have to worry about the days so much in the early part of the season. I wish there was a way to do that. I’m not sure how you do that. But I really like the concept," External link

masslive Wednesday, March 4, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I don’t know that we put limits on him,” “Sometimes you do have to take a step back and say what he’s accomplished at this age is pretty remarkable. I don’t think he’s satisfied with that. The improvement’s been good. Every step of the way, he’s improved from what’s happened last. It’s a good sign. I’m encouraged by him” External link

masslive Wednesday, March 4, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’ve just said all along that we are going to do everything we can to play through the strengths of our team which is the five guys we have kind of built it around,” “We knew that speed was an advantage for us, we knew that versatility and wing depth was an advantage for us. We think all of those guys are really good. Obviously, when Tatum is playing the way he is playing, you are trying to do little things to help find him a little bit more” External link

masslive Wednesday, March 4, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “That’s what everybody’s saying to do,” “I think it’s the right thing to do. But we do that in January when flu season hits, and December. Sometimes we get lucky and sometimes we don’t. We just try to do our best to educate, take every precaution and go from there. I’m not losing sleep over it” External link

masslive Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:58:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We didn’t play very many guys,” External link

masslive Tuesday, March 3, 2020 3:23:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think we know who this thing is kind of centered around, who we’re trying to maximize and I think that everybody to their credit plays around that role,” External link

masslive Tuesday, March 3, 2020 3:23:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Whatever minutes he plays, he’s going to have to play it at full throttle, and that’s part of getting back,” “But that’s why he’ll also be limited” External link

masslive Monday, March 2, 2020 11:01:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He just has the ability to make plays with very simple spacing because of his speed, quickness, and skill,” “I think that, you can tell in games like we’ve had over the last week, where it’s hard to score at times, that’s when you miss his burst and that motor” External link

masslive Monday, March 2, 2020 11:01:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “They blew up a couple of the options with their defense,” External link

bostonglobe Monday, March 2, 2020 3:49:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Daniel Theis ) : “I guess the one time I would have considered calling timeout was if I thought Theis had control of the ball after the fact,” “I was good with the way we ended that” External link

bostonglobe Monday, March 2, 2020 3:49:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Jayson Tatum ) : “Tatum’s greatest strength to me is his emotional ability to be great at any moment and his ability to quickly learn something,” “I always remember one of his first exhibition games, Charlotte ran a play that a lot of NBA teams run, and we had not gone through it in any way. He got burned on the first one. And on the second one he figured it out. And that’s why I think he has a chance to be really special” External link

masslive Sunday, March 1, 2020 5:21:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The physicality really affected us in both games against Houston, like really affected us,” “We have to become a little better holding our ground” External link

masslive Sunday, March 1, 2020 3:43:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think they’re one of the best teams in the NBA,” “They figured out how to play to their strengths of their team on both ends of the floor. Switching is very effective because they are all so strong. There’s really not a guy in their lineup that doesn’t have good size that plays. That makes the switching easy” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, March 1, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’ve definitely had a lot of discussions about that,” “There’s no way that book is closed yet on this year. He could easily be a guy that breaks into the rotation by the end of the year or certainly in a playoff series if you’re struggling to put the ball through the net” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, March 1, 2020 9:37:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Obviously what makes him different is his vertical athleticism,” “He’s got a special ability in those small spaces to block shots, to go up and grab lobs, but he’s also improved passing the ball. I thought he got better in coverages and those types of things before he got hurt, and those are the things that . . . when the first guy comes at him full speed off a pick-and-roll, it’s not going to be like going against our coaches” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, March 1, 2020 4:35:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I always remember one of his first exhibition games, Charlotte ran a play that a lot of NBA teams run, and we had not gone through it in any way,” “He got burned on the first one. And on the second one he figured it out. And that’s why I think he has a chance to be really special, but he’d be the first to tell you he’s not finished and he can still get a lot better. Because he’s going to see all this new stuff” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, March 1, 2020 4:35:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "So hopefully I get to show all my speed now”. Kemba Walker is still working his way back to a possible return this week. Stevens laid out the plan for the next couple of days. “Kemba worked out today. He shot. Been in the weight room now," "He’ll play 3-on-3 tomorrow and then we’ll see if he’s cleared for practice Monday. If he’s cleared for practice Monday, they Tuesday’s in play”. - Carsen Edwards hasn’t played much, but that doesn’t mean he’s not finding ways to improve. “I understand the idea of development and playing, but there’s a lot goes on when you’re not playing when you say OK, what do I need to do to crack it,” he said. “On the road he actually goes and shoots before shootaround, or before the game. Here at home he got in at 8 this morning and was shooting early and working out early. That’s what those guys do. Prepare for their time with that”. Just because he hasn’t played much, it doesn’t mean him making an impact is out of the question. “We’ve definitely had a lot of discussions about that, and there’s no way that book is closed yet on this year" External link

masslive Sunday, March 1, 2020 3:38:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Jayson Tatum ) : "He could easily be a guy that breaks into the rotation for the end of the year or certainly in a playoff series if you’re struggling to put the ball through the net”. - Jayson Tatum has taken a leap, but he’s nowhere near a finished product. “He’s got a lot of room to improve which is good. We saw that on the west coast in the Lakers game," "He saw a bunch of doubles and we watched those all as a team. And then in the Utah game I thought he was way better against them, and that’s just because he sees some of that stuff for the first time" External link

masslive Sunday, March 1, 2020 3:38:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Tatum’s greatest strength to me is his emotional ability to be great at any moment and his ability to quickly learn something,” "I always remember one of his first exhibition games, Charlotte ran a play that a lot of NBA teams run, and we had not gone through it in any way. He got burned on the first one. And on the second one he figured it out. And that’s why I think he has a chance to be really special, but he’d be the first to tell you he’s not finished and he can still get a lot better. Because he’s going to see all this new stuff”. - The first game after a long road trip tend to be a struggle for the home team, but Stevens isn’t buying that for this team. 'Obviously the West Coast road trips have always been things that people talk about. But I think us and other teams probably do it the same way now, and that’s probably changed the last 5-10 years is we fly back the day after, try to get reacclimated with another day of sleep," External link

masslive Sunday, March 1, 2020 3:38:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think our guys really respect his mind. And a lot of guys look up to him,” “He’s been kind of a quiet leader for us. And it makes sense that Rob would go and sit next to him and pick his brain” External link

masslive Saturday, February 29, 2020 10:08:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Brad Stevens ) : “Rob is going to be a second-unit guy,” “And so, Brad will be on the court, and a lot of those pick-and-rolls, it’s developing a chemistry and a synergy together” External link

masslive Saturday, February 29, 2020 10:08:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think the biggest thing -- and we’ve talked about this ad nauseum -- when he’s got a good look, take the good ones, and he’s done a pretty good job of that,” External link

masslive Saturday, February 29, 2020 3:31:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think you have to be able to do that,” “The better you are off the bounce -- Kemba’s great it, Tatum’s great at it, we’ve got a number of guys who are really good at it. But when bigs are way back and you can pull up at the three, it sure helps” External link

masslive Saturday, February 29, 2020 3:31:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens told : "I kind of get a kick out of the small-ball category," External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, February 29, 2020 3:14:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Robbie Williams ) : “Rob has been cleared to play, so it’ll be very limited for the first couple games,” External link

masslive Friday, February 28, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He had a little extra bounce in his step today,” “You can tell, he’s been antsy to go for a while now, so we’re happy that he’s going to be able to be back” External link

masslive Friday, February 28, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Robbie Williams ) : “Rob’s a pretty mobile guy,” “He can move with guards and wings, so he may get some minutes tomorrow. We’ll see how it goes” External link

masslive Friday, February 28, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He went through some of the stuff prior to practice today, did not practice,” “I think the plan of attack is for him to go harder in the morning, maybe even ramp it up Sunday and then go from there. So hopefully back by Tuesday, but out for tomorrow is what I’ve heard last” External link

masslive Friday, February 28, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The goal is to have him feeling great. Not just be ready, but feeling great. And so, when he gets back, you’re not doing the back and forth as much of sitting a few,” External link

masslive Friday, February 28, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think the best part about this story is he’s had a year worthy of being named an All-Star,” External link

bostonglobe Friday, February 28, 2020 7:55:00 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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Mike Malone said ( about Brad Stevens ) : “I’ve enjoyed it in a weird kind of way, even seeing the other coaches,” “Like Brad Stevens and I have had more conversations in the last 60 days than we’ve ever had because we’re down here and we’re in the same boat. It’s unique and we’re trying to make the best of it” External link

forbes Friday, September 11, 2020 4:57:00 PM EAT

Mike Malone said ( about Brad Stevens ) : "I’ve enjoyed it in a weird kind of way," "Brad Stevens and I have had more conversations in the last 60 days than we’ve ever had because we’re down here and we’re in the same boat. It’s unique and we’re trying to make the best of it" External link

usaToday Monday, September 7, 2020 7:07:00 AM EAT

Danny Ainge said ( about Brad Stevens ) : “Brad is one of the most intelligent and hard-working coaches in the game today,” External link

masslive Wednesday, August 12, 2020 11:38:00 PM EAT

Kemba Walker said ( about Brad Stevens ) : “I really ain’t got no choice obviously,” “Brad is not putting me back in. Doesn’t matter the kind of emotions I’ve got. He’s not going over the restriction limit. It don’t matter. My best bet is to stay positive, cheer my teammates on to the best of my ability, and that’s what I try to do: Stay engaged into the game” External link

masslive Wednesday, August 5, 2020 7:30:00 AM EAT

Kemba Walker said ( about Brad Stevens ) : “I think here, things are a lot more efficient,” “Having those guys on the perimeter around me who are really efficient as well, they also create a lot of opportunities for me as far as spacing. Brad definitely puts me in great positions to be successful with the basketball. He knows pick-and-roll is one of my things” External link

masslive Friday, July 17, 2020 6:09:00 AM EAT

Brad Newley said ( about Brad Stevens ) : "Will has been around the NBA a lot, so I asked him, 'Who, for you, is the best NBA coach?' He mentioned [Boston Celtics coach] Brad Stevens," External link

smh Saturday, March 7, 2020 4:00:00 AM EAT

Marcus Smart said ( about Brad Stevens ) : “It’s a blessing for sure,” “We were talking with some of the guys in the training room, I grew up with those guys. Talking to Brad, I grew up with Brad. His second year was my first. This is really my second home, and this is all I really know. This is awesome, being a part of this team, being a member of the Celtics. Actually coming in, everybody didn’t even know how old I was because I’ve been here so long. They were like, ‘How old are you again?’ But yeah, it’s a blessing” External link

masslive Friday, March 6, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

Kemba Walker told ( about Brad Stevens ) : "I wouldn't say that [the Celtics let up down the stretch but coach] Brad [Stevens] definitely said we did," External link

irishsun Wednesday, March 4, 2020 12:54:00 PM EAT

Jaylen Brown said ( about Brad Stevens ) : “Our guys have done a good job of empowering each other," Stevens said. "I’ve said this all along: All five have empowered each other all year and certainly Tatum in this stretch. Everyone else has done such a good job of just embracing their role and its critical to being a good team. It makes a guy like Tatum -- when he’s really going -- feel even more empowered to go” External link

masslive Wednesday, March 4, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Brad Stevens ) : “Rob is going to be a second-unit guy,” “And so, Brad will be on the court, and a lot of those pick-and-rolls, it’s developing a chemistry and a synergy together” External link

masslive Saturday, February 29, 2020 10:08:00 PM 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 : “You know what I love about Tacko is he’s got the whole place buzzing and it doesn’t affect who he is,” External link

masslive Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Jayson Tatum ) : “I think Jayson is so mature for his age, so emotionally strong,” External link

bangordailynews Monday, November 23, 2020 4:22:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Jayson Tatum ) : “I think Jayson is so mature for his age, so emotionally strong,” External link

masslive Monday, November 23, 2020 12:58:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It should be fun to watch all these guys battle it out for playing time,” External link

bangordailynews Thursday, November 19, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It’s their option. It’s their choice. They get to do what they want,” External link

bangordailynews Thursday, November 19, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Aaron... the way he can run off screens and shoot the ball, the worker that he is, the amount of time he puts into his game, his size, which gives him some positional versatility as he becomes more comfortable with how we defend, will hopefully allow him to guard multiple positions,” External link

masslive Thursday, November 19, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “When 14 came out, we felt best about Aaron and Aaron, before he broke his foot this year, had a great year,” “Early part of the season, the way he can run off screens and shoot the ball, the worker that he is, the amount of time he puts into his game, his size, which gives him some positional versatility as he becomes more comfortable with how we defend, will hopefully allow him to guard multiple positions. Those are all positives, but the shooting is his thing” External link

masslive Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think you’re certainly hopeful that guys are able to do that sooner rather than later,” “I don’t think it’s fair to put on any of these guys to expect them to be playing in a high-level NBA game on December 22, which is, what, 35 days from now? However that is what we all push for. That will be what we all work hard for over the next however many weeks to get ready when we’re allowed to be in the gym. There’s a lot of restrictions in place once we get back to doing what we can in the next couple of weeks. But after that, we’ll try to expedite the curve as much as possible. But when you can put the ball in the basket, it certainly is a benefit” External link

masslive Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think you’re always looking for shooting, you’re always looking for guys who can put the ball in the basket,” External link

masslive Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The way he can run off screens and shoot the ball, the worker that he is, the amount of time he puts into his game, his size, which gives him some positional versatility as he becomes more comfortable with how we defend, will hopefully allow him to guard multiple positions,” External link

masslive Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I don’t think it’s fair to put on any of these guys to expect them to be playing in a high-level NBA game on December 22... However that is what we all push for,” “But when you can put the ball in the basket, it certainly is a benefit” External link

masslive Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Payton Pritchard ) : “Payton is obviously a knockdown shooter as well that can do a lot of things with the basketball,” “We feel very good about the two picks in the first round and look forward to getting those guys here because they don’t get the benefit of a summer league and some nice preseason two-on-two before the season kicks off to get themselves ready. It’s going to be full steam ahead here soon” External link

masslive Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “One of the things that’s usually good is after the draft or after free agency you have a couple of months to plot and plan how you want to play to maximize the strengths of that particular team. You don’t get that benefit now,” “We’ll probably meet all next week and cram in what we would typically do in a month to get ready for a new team and a new season starting in that December 1 timeframe” External link

masslive Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It should be fun to watch all these guys battle it out for playing time,” External link

eagletribune Thursday, November 19, 2020 8:32:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens wrote ( about Peace ) : "Rest In Peace, Tommy. You have meant so much to the six decades of Celtics' fans that you shared the game with as a HOFer in every facet... An Incredible person, teammate and mentor," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, November 11, 2020 5:33:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Bam Adebayo ) : “They’re strong, they’re physical, they’re tough and (Adebayo) in particular dominated that fourth quarter,” “Even the plays he didn’t score his presence was so impactful” External link

gulf-times Tuesday, September 29, 2020 4:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Bam Adebayo ) : “They’re strong, they’re physical, they’re tough and (Adebayo) in particular dominated that fourth quarter,” “Even the plays he didn’t score his presence was so impactful” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 28, 2020 9:00:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Bam Adebayo ) : “They’re strong, they’re physical, they’re tough and [Adebayo] in particular dominated that fourth quarter,” “Even the plays he didn’t score his presence was so impactful” External link

phnompenhpost Monday, September 28, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Bam Adebayo ) : “They’re strong, they’re physical, they’re tough and (Adebayo) in particular dominated that fourth quarter,” “Even the plays he didn’t score his presence was so impactful” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 28, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “My regrets would be the outcomes, right? But my regret is not what we put in,” “My regret is not how we prepared or worked or how hard our guys worked or how committed they were to playing and staying together” External link

usaToday Monday, September 28, 2020 2:41:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I thought our guys tried to play physical,” “I thought our guys tried to do that, but I think that ultimately it's more of a credit to them” External link

usaToday Monday, September 28, 2020 2:41:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "Miami deserves a lot of credit," External link

ibtimes Monday, September 28, 2020 2:07:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Bam Adebayo ) : “They’re strong, they’re physical, they’re tough and (Adebayo) in particular dominated that fourth quarter,” “Even the plays he didn’t score his presence was so impactful” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 28, 2020 1:56:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Bam Adebayo ) : “They’re strong, they’re physical, they’re tough and (Adebayo) in particular dominated that fourth quarter,” “Even the plays he didn’t score his presence was so impactful” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 28, 2020 9:55:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "Miami deserves a lot of credit. They're super physical, super tough, very, very savvy," "I think they're the best team in the East and deserve to be representing the East in the way that they have played," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, September 28, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "I thought we did a lot of tough things, too. I thought our guys tried to play physical. I thought our guys tried to do that, but I think that ultimately it's more of a credit to them," "It's nothing against our guys at all. They gave it everything they had," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, September 28, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "Even the plays where he didn't score, his presence was so impactful and it put us in a real bind with the ability to guard him," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, September 28, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Bam Adebayo ) : “They’re strong, they’re physical, they’re tough and (Adebayo) in particular dominated that fourth quarter,” “Even the plays he didn’t score his presence was so impactful” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 28, 2020 8:18:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Bam Adebayo ) : "They're strong, they're physical, they're tough and (Adebayo) in particular dominated that fourth quarter," "Even the plays he didn't score his presence was so impactful" External link

afp-en Monday, September 28, 2020 6:15:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’ve had a good couple of days of prep,” External link

masslive Monday, September 28, 2020 2:30:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Bam Adebayo ) : “The ball skills of big guys is critical,” “The ability to hand off, the ability to take two or three dribbles and make a play for somebody else, the ability to catch it in the seam and read the attack and the action, what that does, all those things that Jay creatively comes up with, is it builds just this ability to handle all of that. But if you look at the way all these teams are playing, Bam Adebayo, in a lot of ways, is the hub of their offense. they’re running everything at the elbows through him, at the top of the key through him. He plays point a lot for 'em. Not necessarily that you would ever put Tacko in those positions, but he does have to be able to hand off, hit a backdoor pass, drive it from the top of the key if he’s open and do what he does best. That stuff just makes him better. The more a big can handle the ball, the more a big can make the quick right read, the more versatile their options are as they move through their career” External link

masslive Monday, September 28, 2020 2:30:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He’s great, and I don’t want to pretend like I know him super well,” “Certainly, I’ve gotten to know him a little bit better since we’ve been here just from walking by him and being around (him) with our teams being nearby for the last 80 days or so. I think that as great as he is as a coach, I think that his humility stands out. I just think he’s an excellent person and obviously, he does great stuff, they do great stuff. But that greatness combined with his just extensive humility is awfully impressive” External link

masslive Monday, September 28, 2020 2:30:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I just saw that clip, it’s nice,” “We’ve always appreciated his and the entire Patriots organization’s support” External link

masslive Monday, September 28, 2020 1:58:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I thought he was pretty good all night,” “I thought he started the game with good energy defensively. I thought he was one of our bright spots early, but in the second half he was excellent” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, September 26, 2020 11:46:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We need him to provide what he provides,” “He was great in the middle of the zone. He caught it twice and scored, and he was great there on the glass on both ends. We need him to be good. We got a lot out of that center position [Friday], and that’s important” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, September 26, 2020 11:46:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think just generally this team has good resolve, and when we went down 12 in the first and nine in the second, I thought we showed that last night,” External link

masslive Saturday, September 26, 2020 11:23:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Every game is hard, every time you play a playoff game, it is its own entity,” External link

masslive Saturday, September 26, 2020 11:23:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think if you compartmentalize the task at hand, you can defend regardless of circumstance more often than not, if you have a special team,” “We’ve seen this team rise up to that occasion several times this year, including Game 7 of the Toronto series and last night, our defense helped push our offense, which was good” External link

masslive Saturday, September 26, 2020 11:23:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Our deal is to come out and play, come out and compete,” “Give it our best shot. And I thought we played pretty well in the second half. We’re going to have to do it again and again because of the position we’re in, but we don’t get caught up in all that other crap. We’re trying to be our best. We care about competing. We care about representing our team and our organization well, and we care about each other. It’s why you compete” External link

masslive Saturday, September 26, 2020 11:23:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "Obviously, as much as the NBA has tried to make the home stuff matter, it just doesn't," External link

theage Saturday, September 26, 2020 12:45:00 PM 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 said : “We’re going to have to do it again and again because of the position we’re in, but we don’t get caught up in all that other crap,” “We’re trying to be our best. We care about competing. We care about representing our team and our organization well, and we care about each other. It’s why you compete” External link

masslive Saturday, September 26, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens told : “In all sincerity, first time I’ve seen Celtics basketball in the last few games,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, September 26, 2020 7:49:00 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 said : “We’ve had really good moments — including in this series,” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, September 26, 2020 6:34:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “In all sincerity, first time I’ve seen Celtic basketball in the last few games,” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, September 26, 2020 6:34:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We need to be able to play to each person’s strengths,” “The zone does make it so that the action has to generate the next right play and it’s often times the person who generates that action that doesn’t necessarily get the shot or even the second guy that doesn’t get the shot. So we need to make sure that we’re just making the next right play” External link

masslive Saturday, September 26, 2020 3:15:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We did a lot better in the third quarter the other day and except for the turnovers we had some good looks in the fourth quarter,” External link

masslive Saturday, September 26, 2020 3:15:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Jayson Tatum ) : “Tatum’s been so good that how he played yesterday doesn’t really affect how he’s going to play today because he usually plays well,” “I don’t think there’s any question that you can go through periods of great confidence. At that point in time when you’re playing against someone going through that, you’ve got to do your best to break your rhythm. But at the other end of things, I think that each player is a little different” External link

masslive Saturday, September 26, 2020 3:15:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It’s not ideal by any means, but the bottom line is that you have to play one game to win that game,” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, September 26, 2020 2:32:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It’s not ideal by any means, but the bottom line is that you have to play one game to win that game,” External link

bostonglobe Friday, September 25, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We have to play better. We’ve gone back, we’ve talked about what we need to do different as far as anything structurally. But we have to play better,” “I think we have to play with more assertiveness, aggressiveness on both ends of the floor... I don’t think there’s any two ways around it. We still had our chances, but they made the huge plays” External link

masslive Friday, September 25, 2020 2:43:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The bottom line is that you have to play one game to win that game, and then if you’re able to do that, you get another opportunity,” “So our focus has only got to be on (tonight). It only has to be on playing better than we played (in Game 4), and going from there” External link

masslive Friday, September 25, 2020 2:43:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "The fact that they got multiple rebounds and our first half shooting probably did us in tonight. Tyler Herro's shot-making in addition to the things I mentioned earlier was the difference in the game. Herro was ridiculously good tonight. I think we played better in other games defensively than we did tonight," External link

news18 Friday, September 25, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Herro got going, obviously, at a ridiculous level,” “But he’s very capable of that” External link

foxnews Friday, September 25, 2020 1:53:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “They’ve got so many good players,” External link

foxnews Friday, September 25, 2020 1:53:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Herro got going, obviously, at a ridiculous level,” “But he’s very capable of that” External link

usaToday Friday, September 25, 2020 12:54:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “They’ve got so many good players,” External link

usaToday Friday, September 25, 2020 12:54:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “They’ve got so many good players,” External link

independent-UK Friday, September 25, 2020 12:41:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It’s not ideal by any means, but the bottom line is that you have to play one game to win that game, and if you do that you get another opportunity,” “So our focus has to be on tomorrow night -- on playing better than we did last night, and moving on from there” External link

masslive Thursday, September 24, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’ve gone back and talked about what we need to do different as far as anything structurally, but we have to play better,” “We have to play with more assertiveness, aggressiveness at both ends of the floor. The way we were playing offensively bled into the defense yesterday in the first half When we needed stops as the game went on, we started to really roll offensively, but we hadn’t really created a night where they had felt us by then, so they were comfortable. "So we need to play better. There isn’t any two ways around it, but we still had our chances, but they made huge plays and the turnovers were obviously very costly” External link

masslive Thursday, September 24, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I thought we were lucky to be 50-44 at halftime, to be candid, and then I thought we found a nice rhythm,” “We really attacked the zone much better in the second, we shot the ball with authority. We hit the middle but we also screened the outside. We got great looks. I felt like we were getting good looks all night. For whatever reason, we felt our first half just wasn’t as good as it has been” External link

masslive Thursday, September 24, 2020 6:39:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It will probably bleed into next season, whenever that starts,” External link

bangordailynews Thursday, September 24, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He was, for whatever reason, I thought in the first half just struggling to find the net,” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, September 24, 2020 3:03:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Jimmy Butler ) : “Those guys did a good job against that lineup,” “They just chose some matchups to go after and Butler came off the screens and made some plays, so we’ve got to do a better job with all our lineups. Certainly that one has had its moments, but we looked small, I will say that” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, September 24, 2020 3:03:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He was, for whatever reason, I thought in the first half just struggling to find the net,” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, September 24, 2020 9:55:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Jimmy Butler ) : “Those guys did a good job against that lineup,” “They just chose some matchups to go after and Butler came off the screens and made some plays, so we’ve got to do a better job with all our lineups. Certainly that one has had its moments, but we looked small, I will say that” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, September 24, 2020 9:55:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It will probably bleed into next season, whenever that starts,” External link

eagletribune Thursday, September 24, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "I think that obviously wasn’t in the plan, getting injured, going back to Indianapolis for treatment,” Hayward said after Saturday’s game. “I trust those guys with everything back there. Obviously a little bit lucky that Robin was there already in Indy so I got a chance to be at home and get great treatment, but that wasn’t in the plan. Robyn could be having a baby at any point in time, so I think it’s probably something that I’ll be here and by the time I get back, I might miss the birth if she just goes in and rushes into the hospital. So we discussed it, we prayed about it, and I think it’s probably best if I stay here and help our team”. On Wednesday, prior to Boston’s Game 4 against the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference finals, Brad Stevens was asked a two-part question about Hayward’s new child and the health of his ankle. Stevens chuckled when the reporter, NBC Sports Boston’s Abby Chin, noted that the ankle update was clearly the less important news. “I think his ankle is fine right now," External link

masslive Thursday, September 24, 2020 3:53:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “To have 15 rounds of gunfire fired, five of which hit her, and there to be wanton endangerment, which I didn’t know existed before today, as the charge,” “It’s tough. There’s been a call across the country, rightfully so, for more transparency, more accountability, just a better community relationship. Obviously this feels like a setback to that” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, September 24, 2020 3:15:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “What I said yesterday I think is important is, now he knows he can do it,” “I think sometimes when you come back and you’re on a minutes restriction and you play 15 or 20, then the next step is 22, then the next step is 24, then the next step is 26. He knows he can do it as long as we pace those stints well. So that’s what we’ll keep doing. He won’t get to 40, but he’ll play minutes” External link

masslive Tuesday, September 22, 2020 8:29:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He hasn’t played in four-and-a-half weeks, so 30 minutes was a huge plus,” External link

masslive Tuesday, September 22, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I told the team this yesterday … like, this result didn’t really matter to me,” “It was more about: What are we going to show ourselves to be? And I thought that we are a really special group” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 21, 2020 9:56:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He is a stabilizing force for our team,” “He just can make the right play and make a play for somebody else at the right time. And he hit the big 3 as they were making a run, so I think he makes us better, that’s for sure” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 21, 2020 9:56:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I told the team this yesterday … like, this result didn’t really matter to me,” “It was more about: What are we going to show ourselves to be? And I thought that we are a really special group” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 21, 2020 5:56:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He is a stabilizing force for our team,” “He just can make the right play and make a play for somebody else at the right time. And he hit the big 3 as they were making a run, so I think he makes us better, that’s for sure” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 21, 2020 5:56:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I told the team this yesterday … like, this result didn’t really matter to me,” “It was more about: What are we going to show ourselves to be? And I thought that we are a really special group” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 21, 2020 5:09:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He is a stabilizing force for our team,” “He just can make the right play and make a play for somebody else at the right time. And he hit the big 3 as they were making a run, so I think he makes us better, that’s for sure” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 21, 2020 5:09:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I told the team this yesterday … like, this result didn’t really matter to me,” “It was more about: What are we going to show ourselves to be? And I thought that we are a really special group” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 21, 2020 3:45:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He is a stabilizing force for our team,” “He just can make the right play and make a play for somebody else at the right time. And he hit the big 3 as they were making a run, so I think he makes us better, that’s for sure” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 21, 2020 3:45:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "I thought he looked pretty good," "I thought he did what he's done all year. He didn't shoot it quite as much. But he is a stabilizing force for our team. He just can make the right play and make a play for somebody else at the right time" External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, September 20, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "That's why I was curious to see what would happen tonight, but I didn't have much doubt," "I think this group has some good character" External link

usaToday Sunday, September 20, 2020 9:32:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "The first time we were pushed to more emotions that challenged us," External link

usaToday Sunday, September 20, 2020 9:32:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens souligné : "Ce soir il s'agissait surtout de montrer qui nous sommes vraiment" External link

afp-fr Sunday, September 20, 2020 7:39:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "He's a great passer. He can score the ball," External link

usaToday Sunday, September 20, 2020 7:31:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We don’t expect him to be a world-beater, but I think his presence helps us,” External link

ChinaPost Sunday, September 20, 2020 4:18:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “You have to present a threat at the rim and make the guy in the middle play multiple guys,” External link

masslive Sunday, September 20, 2020 12:05:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He didn’t go through our normal practice,” “He looked good while he was going through it, but there’s a big difference between doing that and actually getting into a game. I don’t know what that officially means moving forward, but he’s getting better” External link

masslive Saturday, September 19, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Guys were emotional after a hard game, hard loss,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, September 18, 2020 10:46:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “and look at it, figure out if it was a technical thing or a pace thing or an execution thing or just not-as-focused-on-the-important-stuff thing” External link

orlandosentinel Friday, September 18, 2020 9:56:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The level of basketball has been great,” External link

usaToday Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:17:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Obviously, as much as the NBA has tried to make the home stuff matter, it just doesn't,” External link

usaToday Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:17:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "As far as Kemba goes, I don't lose any sleep over Kemba," "Nobody cares more than Kemba. Nobody wants to play better" External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “None of the stuff you’ve lived in the past matters,” External link

virginislandsdailynews Thursday, September 17, 2020 7:16:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “None of the stuff you’ve lived in the past matters,” “None of the stuff that you dream of in the future matters. It’s just about what you need to do on this possession right now, and I know that sounds cliché, but that’s really the only way to go through these things” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, September 17, 2020 2:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “What stood out more than anything was that the transition defense was really bad,” “To their credit they attacked us all night down the floor, but some of those plays in the fourth, where we gave up layups and/or got lost on some threes hurt us” External link

masslive Thursday, September 17, 2020 1:23:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Ultimately, it’s just nice for them to see their families,” “I walked down the hallway with Deuce today, which was the highlight of my 70 days here. I think that’s just really cool” External link

foxnews Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:10:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens told : “The Iguodala and Crowder acquisitions at the trade deadline were huge,” External link

forbes Wednesday, September 16, 2020 7:20:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Ultimately, it’s just nice for them to see their families,” “I walked down the hallway with Deuce today, which was the highlight of my 70 days here. I think that’s just really cool” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:59:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Ultimately, it’s just nice for them to see their families,” “I walked down the hallway with Deuce today, which was the highlight of my 70 70 days here. I think that’s just really cool” External link

bangordailynews Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:13:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He’s always had a great feel for the game as far as passing the ball, knowing when to make the extra pass,” External link

masslive Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:48:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "He’s improved off pick and roll quite a bit over the last six years and he’s improved in his shooting obviously. We thought he was going to take a huge jump three years ago and then he had a couple of hand issues during the year. But you could see it was coming. And then the last two years he’s shot it really well”. Smart’s shooting won Game 2 of the Raptors series when he exploded and hit five 3-pointers (and a free throw) in a three-minute stretch that helped turn an eight point Raptors lead in to a one point Celtics lead. It may be hard to remember that Smart is only 26-years-old because it feels like he’s been in Boston forever. Smart is only now entering his prime, and as he does, he’s bringing a much more well-rounded game to the court for Boston. Jayson Tatum & Jaylen Brown back in the ECF. This is the second time in the Eastern Conference Finals for Brown and Tatum. The first time around, they were huge underdogs against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, and they nearly pulled that off. They were flying by the seat of their pants back then, overachieving in the face of injuries to Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving. “It feels different,” Tatum said of this year’s playoff run. “My first year I didn’t know what to expect. It was just my first go at everything. Now I can say I’ve been here before”. Although this run is different because of the hiatus and the bubble, it’s still hard to win a playoff game, and both young Celtics are keenly aware of how exceptionally difficult it is to make it this far. “There aren’t very many guys at 22 and 23 who have done what Jayson and Jaylen have done, especially in meaningful moments in playoff games ever since they arrived here,” Stevens said. “So we’re really lucky that those guys are here. They do have a ton of experience in this moment, more so than a lot of other guys that are a lot older that are really good”. Tatum in particular has had a steep learning curve because he’s become the focal point of Boston’s offense. He has risen to the number one option, which has forced Tatum to make quick adjustments. “Just build winning habits. I have gone to the Playoffs every year. It’s my second time in the Eastern Conference Finals, so just grateful for the opportunity,” Tatum said. “It doesn’t happen often. Just a testament to some great players I’ve played with, guys that are all about just winning”. Deuce Has Arrived. Here’s the reunion between Jayson Tatum and his son, Deuce. “It’ll make all the difference (having Deuce there). It’s been a long time since I’ve seen him or my mom,” Tatum said. “Just to have some familiar faces in the crowd and just share the experience will be very helpful”. Deuce’s arrival wasn’t just helpful for Tatum. It also gave Stevens a little boost. “I walked down the hallway with Deuce today which was the highlight of my 70 days here," External link

masslive Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:48:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "I think that that’s just really cool. Obviously I think guys are excited to see their loved ones. There aren’t very many that made the trip. It’s hard to make it. The timeline made it difficult I think and then obviously the long quarantines that everybody has to do. But there were a few that made it. It’s nice – I mean it’s really nice – to see those people. And I can’t imagine how much of a smile that brought to Jayson’s face”. Kemba Walker’s knee “feels great” Walker’s two biggest minute games of the season came in games 6 and 7 of the semifinals, playing 52 and 44 minutes respectively. The Celtics took great lengths to strengthen Walker’s knee after he experienced soreness at the beginning of the restart. Seems like the plan has worked. “Kemba’s knee feels great," External link

masslive Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:48:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "He’ll be ready to go”. Still No Gordon Hayward Timeline. Stevens still wouldn’t let us in on , but it’s not that far off. “I said this yesterday, he went pretty hard after practice in groups that go hard," External link

masslive Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:48:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He’s just playing so confidently,” “He’s always been able to shoot it. He’s always been able to almost catch it like a guard and shoot: run off screens or slip to catch it on the move and shoot. He’s always had all the tricks with the shot fakes and the long steps. I used to think he’s creative with how he can maximize his strides and his steps in getting a guy off balance and finishing around him. And then he’s always been a very solid positional defender. And I just think with great experience and his work ethic, a great situation that he’s in that takes advantage of his skill set” External link

masslive Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:48:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Got to guard them as hard as you can. If you’re late and the team gets flustered, they start scrambling, you give up layups. You can’t give up layups, can’t give up open threes, can’t foul,” External link

masslive Tuesday, September 15, 2020 1:22:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We have three 30-year-olds,” External link

usaToday Tuesday, September 15, 2020 12:47:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “They’ve (opponents) done everything against him,” “That's where great players are so special, because they just know what's coming. They can read what's coming. Curveballs don't throw them off, and they just still impact the game in a winning way. He’s got that ability. He’s a super quick learner. He can see something once and learn and attack it better the next time. He's just a special player in that regard” External link

usaToday Tuesday, September 15, 2020 12:47:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I haven’t talked to our medical staff about any of that,” “He didn’t go through our normal practice. ... He looked good while he was going through it, but there’s a big difference between doing that and actually getting into a game. I don’t know what that officially means moving forward, but he’s getting better” External link

masslive Monday, September 14, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Since I’ve seen him last, it’s good progress,” External link

masslive Monday, September 14, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Other than that, we’re pretty young and pretty inexperienced in the playoffs,” “But as I said the other day, I’m not sure that really matters when you’re trying to win a game. You just focus on what you can control and try to play that game as well as you can” External link

ChinaPost Saturday, September 12, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think he’ll be back at some point in that series (vs. Miami),” External link

forbes Saturday, September 12, 2020 9:25:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think he’ll be back at some point in that series, but I don’t know when,” External link

masslive Saturday, September 12, 2020 9:11:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The hustle, the block, the toughness. He got a couple loose balls, he almost came up with another couple rebounds there toward the end of the game,” “Yeah, I mean, he’s a huge part of our team, he’s a huge part of our organization, and I said this before the playoffs, we’ve got a chance to play in this great event every year he’s been here, and it’s not a coincidence” External link

masslive Saturday, September 12, 2020 9:11:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "And I think that’s right," External link

usaToday Saturday, September 12, 2020 7:28:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “What has happened in the previous games, whether we won or lost, doesn’t really matter,” “You’ve got to play well tonight. and that’s it. I think the biggest thing that you take away from that experience is it’s a long game. You can’t relax for one minute and tat the same time, we’re not going to win the game in the first minute. So you’ve got to make sure you’re playing the right way all the way through” External link

masslive Saturday, September 12, 2020 3:48:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “When you’re in coaching, when you’re in the game, just being in the arena, putting yourself out there and giving it your all coming up in a win or a loss, you already have that to relate to everybody with,” “Now we have an experience that can be best described as unique, right, to all relate to each other with” External link

forbes Friday, September 11, 2020 4:57:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Bill Belichick ) : “When Belichick talked to us a few weeks ago (he said) ‘History and experience are meaningless. It’s how you play in this minute.’ And I think that’s right,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, September 11, 2020 4:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens told : “Champions do ordinary things better than everybody else does ’em,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, September 11, 2020 4:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The older I’ve gotten, the more I appreciate it,” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, September 10, 2020 11:31:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Our team has had a special season,” “Their team’s had a special season …We get a chance to play for it tomorrow, and we’re going to give it everything we have” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, September 10, 2020 11:31:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “This team has been really good about trying to do anything we’re all trying to do together. Sometimes we do it better than other nights,” “I thought we got a little haphazard at times in our Game 4 game. We just have to play really well on every possession. Possessions matter very much at this time of the year. But this team is a very committed group to all being on one page going into the game” External link

masslive Thursday, September 10, 2020 1:22:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We were playing with great purpose," "You could feel that from the get-go" External link

chinadaily Wednesday, September 9, 2020 5:59:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "You feel isolated. We’re in a very small area. There’s only so much you can do," "But you do have to find time for yourself. You do have to make sure you’re taking care of yourself the best that you can. You can’t get holed up in your room all day, which is very easy to do" External link

usaToday Tuesday, September 8, 2020 8:41:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We were playing with great purpose,” “You could feel that from the get-go” External link

bangordailynews Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We were playing with great purpose," "You could feel that from the get-go" External link

arkansasonline Tuesday, September 8, 2020 10:18:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "You feel isolated. We’re in a very small area. There’s only so much you can do," "But you do have to find time for yourself. You do have to make sure you’re taking care of yourself the best that you can. You can’t get holed up in your room all day, which is very easy to do" External link

usaToday Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:05:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I don’t know when the quarantine period will end,” External link

masslive Tuesday, September 8, 2020 6:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Rehab seems to be going okay,” “He feels a little bit better. I don’t think his gait is perfect yet. Once his gait feels right and becomes perfect he’s probably on a quicker course to coming back. I think he’ll rejoin us in the bubble at some point soon, but he still will be some time away when he does do that” External link

masslive Tuesday, September 8, 2020 6:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Jaylen Brown ) : “Jaylen’s got big time character,” “He’s got competitive character, he works, he’s focused, he wants to do well. It was good to see him knock in that first one, but I don’t think it would have mattered if he missed a couple early. He was going to be aggressive, and that was good for our team” External link

masslive Tuesday, September 8, 2020 6:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "Closeout games are never easy, and Boston is only 17-21 since 2008 when it has a chance to clinch a series.Boston now has four wins over the Raptors by 15 or more points this season. The rest of the NBA, combined, has one.The Celtics scored more points in the second quarter (37) than they allowed in the first half (35).Raptors center Marc Gasol was scoreless and didn't play in the final 20 minutes. VanVleet was the only Toronto starter to appear in the fourth.Toronto is 9-10 all-time when facing elimination, as will be the case Wednesday. The Raptors went 1-0 last season in win-or-else games, that being the Game 7 triumph over Philadelphia in the East semifinals.Boston led 25-11 after the first quarter. It was the 662nd playoff game in Celtics history and only the fourth time they allowed no more than 11 points in a first quarter; they gave up nine once, 10 twice. Toronto’s 11 points tied for the second-lowest scoring quarter -- any quarter -- in its team playoff history. The Raptors had nine in the first at Detroit on April 21, 2002.Tatum, a St. Louis native, scrawled “R.I.P Lou Brock” on the sole of his sneakers for Monday’s game. Brock, the Baseball Hall of Famer who helped St. Louis win the World Series twice, died Sunday at the age of 81.Tatum never misses an opportunity to represent his hometown; he often wears Cardinals caps, and even donned a pair of sneakers this season inspired by the 2019 Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues -- who just happened to beat the Boston Bruins for that title.Game 6 is Wednesday. Jaylen Brown scored 27 points and the Celtics never trailed, rolling past the Toronto Raptors 111-89 in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series on Monday night. Boston now leads the series 3-2 and can earn a trip to the East finals on Wednesday. “We were playing with great purpose," External link

wmur Tuesday, September 8, 2020 5:59:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “might be the most underrated player in the league,” External link

barrie Tuesday, September 8, 2020 4:40:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He’s an all-star but he might be the most under-rated player in the league,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, September 8, 2020 4:19:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He’s an all-star but he might be the most under-rated player in the league,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:26:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He’s an all-star but he might be the most under-rated player in the league,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, September 8, 2020 1:10:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Serge Ibaka ) : “The Ibaka pick-and-rolls were obviously giving us fits, so we went to a smaller, switching lineup there during his normal stint,” External link

forbes Monday, September 7, 2020 3:44:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We have a great deal of respect for everybody that’s been here," "Everybody has put in a lot of time here" External link

usaToday Monday, September 7, 2020 7:07:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’ve got a lot of competitive, tough guys in there,” External link

usaToday Sunday, September 6, 2020 7:57:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “But then he’s not going to play anytime soon,” External link

bangordailynews Sunday, September 6, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “But then he’s not going to play anytime soon,” External link

arabnews Sunday, September 6, 2020 10:04:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “But then he’s not going to play anytime soon,” External link

wmur Sunday, September 6, 2020 7:26:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “But then he’s not going to play anytime soon,” External link

wmur Sunday, September 6, 2020 7:26:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “But then he’s not going to play anytime soon,” External link

seattlepi Sunday, September 6, 2020 5:01:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “But then he’s not going to play anytime soon,” External link

kiro7 Sunday, September 6, 2020 4:54:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We just think he has a special makeup about him,” External link

masslive Saturday, September 5, 2020 8:34:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He started with a great burst,” “A great energy to get to the rim the whole night. I thought right from the tip when he turned the corner and got the foul, the and-one, he was ready to go. We didn’t do a good job on him at times, but he’s a really good player. Credit him more than anything else” External link

masslive Friday, September 4, 2020 10:13:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Kyle Lowry ) : “Credit them and credit the ability to make that shot under a little bit of duress and point-five and Lowry’s ability to deliver that pass over Tacko from that distance is not an easy thing to do,” “No question we could have guarded it a little bit better, but that is something we’ll get better at and just move on” External link

masslive Friday, September 4, 2020 6:22:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Marcus has always affected winning in a big way,” “He always does what he needs to win. Tonight we needed a little jolt offensively -- we missed some open shots against that zone at the end of the third and the early fourth. But then he made a bunch in a row and it loosens up the D and now we can drive the ball. I still think we missed some plays and missed some reads late. But Marcus has been a winning player since he’s gotten here. I’ve said many times, we’ve been in the playoffs every year since he’s been here, and it’s not a coincidence” External link

masslive Thursday, September 3, 2020 2:03:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He’s the only reason we were in the game in the first quarter,” External link

masslive Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’re not even in the ballpark of doing that yet,” “We won one game. Gonna try to get ready to play well Tuesday. Our guys could not respect Toronto more, nor could our coaching staff. They play super hard, very together, very tough, very savvy. It’s hard to win a game. So we’ll just try to do it again Tuesday” External link

masslive Wednesday, September 2, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “They have a lot of different options from the standpoint they can play small and fast, they can play big. They can play big and athletic, they can switch, they can zone, they can do all that stuff,” “So you prepare as well as you can, you stay on your toes. There’s some things you may mention to your guys and some things you know might be coming that you keep to yourself” External link

masslive Tuesday, September 1, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’d say that’s a tough day for the person keeping the box score. It was a lot more than seven. We had them down for almost 30 transition points, so we have to do a lot better,” “They do a great job of not only getting those runout points but then getting fouled in transition. The hesitation to drives, the head-down drives, a couple times where we lost shooters, a couple times where we didn’t match the big trailing the play” External link

masslive Tuesday, September 1, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We know we have to be better in the defensive end, we know we have to be better in transition, and there are some things that are obvious that we can clean up offensively,” “We expect them to be better, we expect us to be better” External link

masslive Tuesday, September 1, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “There’s enough time in between games to work on things,” “I joked about our practice time yesterday but he spent about 25 minutes after doing all the things he needed to do to be ready for today. Things will always present themselves, it doesn’t mean you’re going to play a perfect game. He’s done a lot of good things since he’s been in the bubble” External link

masslive Tuesday, September 1, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think he’ll rejoin us in the bubble at some point soon, but he still will be some time away when he does do that,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, September 1, 2020 11:49:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think he’ll rejoin us in the bubble at some point soon, but he still will be some time away when he does do that,” External link

680news Tuesday, September 1, 2020 11:23:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think he got, when he got rolled up on in front of our bench, by the basket, he felt it,” External link

masslive Monday, August 31, 2020 11:02:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We're not going to replace him with one person," "We're going to do it by committee. We're going to play to our strengths" External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, August 31, 2020 6:42:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’re not even in the ballpark of doing that yet,” External link

globalnews Monday, August 31, 2020 4:46:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We're not going to replace him with one person," "We're going to do it by committee. We're going to play to our strengths" External link

channelnewsasia Monday, August 31, 2020 4:15:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We're not going to replace him with one person," "We're going to do it by committee. We're going to play to our strengths" External link

afp-en Monday, August 31, 2020 1:39:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Robbie Williams ) : “Rob Williams (didn’t play) in the first three seeding games, played a lot in the next four, played a little bit less here and he will be a big impactful player for us down the road,” External link

masslive Monday, August 31, 2020 1:31:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I know people haven’t talked about our guys a ton,” “There was a lot of talk at the beginning of the year how we were going to fill that. It really has been hockey sub mentality and everybody’s just willing to play their role” External link

masslive Monday, August 31, 2020 1:31:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “For Rob, we sit most of the Philly series, but know that if we play in this one, he’s probably going to get a chance to play,” “Enes (Kanter) doesn’t get a chance to play today. Doesn’t say anything about how good those guys are, it’s just the way that we match up. Everybody’s got a role to play, we’ve gotten great play from our centers all year because they complement our other guys extremely well” External link

masslive Monday, August 31, 2020 1:31:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Not one person is going to do what he does statistically what (Hayward) does every night,” “Marcus was his normal self. Marcus today was unbelievable on both ends” External link

masslive Monday, August 31, 2020 12:59:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We're not going to replace him with one person," "We're going to do it by committee. We're going to play to our strengths" External link

yahoo-au Monday, August 31, 2020 12:13:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “From a mental health standpoint in the bubble, listen, that’s real,” External link

masslive Sunday, August 30, 2020 12:37:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The best part of the day for me and I think for all of us is when we’re all together,” “So that’s on the court or in the meeting room, getting a chance to compete against a great team like Toronto tomorrow. And so that’s been a lot of fun. And the opportunity to continue to use the platform the right way, I think those are the two things that keep you forward focused” External link

masslive Sunday, August 30, 2020 12:37:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Everybody is dealing with this in their own way,” “But we have an open door and we’ve had a lot of great conversations, both individually and collectively. We’re going to do our very best to compete at our very highest level together. We have an incredibly tough task starting tomorrow at 1 o’clock. And we know that” External link

masslive Saturday, August 29, 2020 10:59:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "Our thoughts are with Jacob Blake and his family and obviously that video was horrifying, awful," External link

longbeachstar Friday, August 28, 2020 9:44:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We talked about it in our team meeting,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, August 27, 2020 8:22:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "Our thoughts are with Jacob Blake and his family and obviously that video was horrifying, awful," External link

france24-en Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:42:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "Our thoughts are with Jacob Blake and his family and obviously that video was horrifying, awful," External link

news24 Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:13:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We talked about it in our team meeting," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 27, 2020 8:05:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We talked about it in our team meeting," External link

ibtimes Thursday, August 27, 2020 6:17:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We talked about it in our team meeting," External link

afp-en Thursday, August 27, 2020 5:55:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We talked about it in our team meeting," External link

ibtimes-uk Thursday, August 27, 2020 5:32:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We talked about it in our team meeting," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 27, 2020 4:58:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We talked about it in our team meeting,” External link

france24-en Thursday, August 27, 2020 4:41:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We talked about it in our team meeting,” External link

msn-uk Thursday, August 27, 2020 4:41:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We talked about it in our team meeting," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, August 27, 2020 4:05:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We talked about it in our team meeting," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 27, 2020 1:46:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We talked about it in our team meeting," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, August 27, 2020 12:25:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We talked about it in our team meeting," External link

afp-en Wednesday, August 26, 2020 10:27:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’ve said all along, I felt great about our plan,” External link

masslive Tuesday, August 25, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I thought he was really good. He was great tonight. And he’ll have to continue to be really good,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 24, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “There's not a lot of savoring when you're in the middle of it,” “We gotta play better in the last three minutes of the game. That's all I care about right now” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 24, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I thought he was really good. He was great tonight. And he’ll have to continue to be really good,” External link

usaToday Monday, August 24, 2020 11:45:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “There's not a lot of savoring when you're in the middle of it,” “We gotta play better in the last three minutes of the game. That's all I care about right now” External link

usaToday Monday, August 24, 2020 11:45:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "I'm just trying to take it day by day, and we're looking at scheduling for the baby and all that stuff, so it's taking it day by day," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 24, 2020 7:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The plan of attack from everything that I’ve been told is when he’s closing in on being ready to play, he’ll be back,” External link

foxnews Monday, August 24, 2020 5:24:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The plan of attack from everything that I’ve been told is when he’s closing in on being ready to play, he’ll be back,” External link

bangordailynews Monday, August 24, 2020 4:58:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The plan of attack from everything that I’ve been told is when he’s closing in on being ready to play, he’ll be back,” External link

eagletribune Monday, August 24, 2020 1:19:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The plan of attack from everything that I’ve been told is when he’s closing in on being ready to play, he’ll be back,” External link

usaToday Monday, August 24, 2020 12:33:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The plan of attack from everything that I’ve been told is when he’s closing in on being ready to play, he’ll be back,” External link

readingeagle Monday, August 24, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The plan of attack from everything that I’ve been told is when he’s closing in on being ready to play, he’ll be back,” External link

seattlepi Sunday, August 23, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I just told the team in there, like, three wins doesn’t mean anything,” External link

masslive Saturday, August 22, 2020 7:59:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I thought he did a good job,” “His wrist feels pretty good. Again, it’s something that he hasn’t had a ton of pain with it and he just tapes it up and plays. So he’ll have it, you know, obviously we talked about it, he’ll have it looked at after the season, but right now he’s been given the go-ahead to play. And it’s a great opportunity for him” External link

masslive Saturday, August 22, 2020 1:30:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Obviously they’re aggressively treating it, multiple times a day,” External link

masslive Thursday, August 20, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Gordon Hayward ) : “First of all we’ll have to rally. There’s no other choice, and we’ve been good at that in the past,” “Gordon is usually one of our good players in those moments helps us navigate those stretches, so other people will have to step up and they usually do” External link

masslive Thursday, August 20, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’ve been really lucky thus far in the bubble to have good health and, of course, Game 1 we don’t,” “But that’s part of it. We’ve lived this before and we’re going to have to have other people step up. That’s why you have a team” External link

masslive Tuesday, August 18, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’ve gotta get better at that. I thought we really made great strides against Brooklyn and Toronto in the seeding games where we just kept going,” “We need to keep going no matter good or bad. I’m really happy with the way we responded when we were down, but there were three or four times we were up 10 or 11 and it got cut to three or four. We’ve gotta be better than that” External link

masslive Tuesday, August 18, 2020 6:05:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "Whatever the stats are, I’ve got to do more. I’ve got one job to do -- carry us. I’m going to need my teammates to help me.”Philadelphia nearly pulled off the win without All-Star guard Ben Simmons, who is out indefinitely after left knee surgery. Tatum scored 15 points in the second quarter to give the Celtics a 55-49 lead at halftime. The 76ers went on a 15-0 run late in the third quarter to take an 81-75 lead, and Philadelphia led 85-81 heading into the fourth. The Celtics went on a 9-0 run that included seven points by Brown to take a 92-86 lead, and Boston pushed the lead to 10 before the 76ers made a final push. Philadelphia cut Boston's lead to 103-100 on a 3-pointer by Richardson with 59 seconds remaining, but the Celtics made 6 of 6 free throws in the final minute.“Philly, they’re not going to go away,” Tatum said. “They’re a tough team. It’s the playoffs. You’ve got to come together as a team. You’ve got to play hard. You ain’t going to be perfect. That’s what we did. We came together and stuck it out.”Horford was called for a Flagrant 1 in the fourth quarter for a foul against Jaylen Brown. Horford corralled Brown on a drive to the hoop.The 76ers shot 26% in the fourth quarter.Walker scored 11 points for the Celtics in the fourth quarter.Boston forward Gordon Hayward limped off the court with about three minutes remaining after his foot came down on teammate Daniel Theis' left foot. Stevens said it was a sprained ankle.“Don’t know the severity. He’s clearly in pain," External link

wmur Tuesday, August 18, 2020 5:45:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "Whatever the stats are, I’ve got to do more. I’ve got one job to do -- carry us. I’m going to need my teammates to help me”. Philadelphia nearly pulled off the win without All-Star guard Ben Simmons, who is out indefinitely after left knee surgery. Tatum scored 15 points in the second quarter to give the Celtics a 55-49 lead at halftime. The 76ers went on a 15-0 run late in the third quarter to take an 81-75 lead, and Philadelphia led 85-81 heading into the fourth. The Celtics went on a 9-0 run that included seven points by Brown to take a 92-86 lead, and Boston pushed the lead to 10 before the 76ers made a final push. Philadelphia cut Boston's lead to 103-100 on a 3-pointer by Richardson with 59 seconds remaining, but the Celtics made 6 of 6 free throws in the final minute. “Philly, they’re not going to go away,” Tatum said. “They’re a tough team. It’s the playoffs. You’ve got to come together as a team. You’ve got to play hard. You ain’t going to be perfect. That’s what we did. We came together and stuck it out”. Horford was called for a Flagrant 1 in the fourth quarter for a foul against Jaylen Brown. Horford corralled Brown on a drive to the hoop. The 76ers shot 26% in the fourth quarter. Walker scored 11 points for the Celtics in the fourth quarter. Boston forward Gordon Hayward limped off the court with about three minutes remaining after his foot came down on teammate Daniel Theis' left foot. Stevens said it was a sprained ankle. “Don’t know the severity. He’s clearly in pain," External link

wmur Tuesday, August 18, 2020 5:45:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He understands what they’re trying to accomplish as a team. Obviously had great regular season and playoff moments for us. We obviously have the utmost respect for him and understand all the things he brings to the table,” External link

forbes Monday, August 17, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about بن سيمون ) : “In the games that Simmons hasn’t played, they’re the No. 1 offense in the league,” “The spacing, the shooting around Embiid posting, the ability to play big with both Embiid and Al (Horford). … A bunch of shooters around them makes them very tough” External link

stabroeknews Monday, August 17, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’re still going through the process of determining next step with him,” External link

masslive Monday, August 17, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I don’t know yet. I’ll talk to the training staff more about that,” “But Romeo did and said he felt fine” External link

masslive Monday, August 17, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He’d be better able to answer the emotional roller coaster you go on when you experience those injuries and those setbacks, and it’s always been significant enough that it’s been at least a portion of time, not just a day here or there,” “So that stinks. I feel for him. He is a hard working guy, he’s a tough guy and I think he’s got a bright, bright future. Again, I hope that he’s able to play, but that’s going to be totally dependent on our doctors and dependent on his probably pain. So he’s going to have to test that and get used to it and see what it feels like. If not, then we’ll have him back when we have him back” External link

masslive Monday, August 17, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He’s fine, he’s ready to roll,” External link

masslive Saturday, August 15, 2020 9:38:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I just think as you get older and you get into this more, he’s just played a lot over the past 10 years,” “So it was important to take a step back. In some ways, the hiatus was probably beneficial for him and then the opportunity to really strengthen the first three weeks here before really ramping up his minutes I thought was the right move” External link

masslive Saturday, August 15, 2020 9:38:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’re still going through the process of determining next step with him,” “I don’t know if that means that, down the road, he’ll have to take time off, if that means he’ll have to have it worked on, but they’re determining and we’re still in the process of determining how he feels and whether or not he’ll be available or not. I’d say it’s questionable” External link

masslive Saturday, August 15, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He’d be better able to answer the emotional roller coaster you go on when you experience those injuries and those setbacks, and it’s always been significant enough that it’s been at least a portion of time, not just a day here or there,” “So that stinks. I feel for him. He is a hard working guy, he’s a tough guy and I think he’s got a bright, bright future. Again, I hope that he’s able to play, but that’s going to be totally dependent on our doctors and dependent on his probably pain. So he’s going to have to test that and get used to it and see what it feels like. If not, then we’ll have him back when we have him back” External link

masslive Saturday, August 15, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Obviously, last year was really difficult, but I think this year has been reinvigorating in a ton of ways for a ton of us,” “And I think that we’re all excited about where we are and where we’re headed” External link

eagletribune Saturday, August 15, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The game has changed because you have to be able to guard four, sometimes five positions out to 25 feet and then the very best players and the teams with the best spacing stretch you out to 30,” External link

masslive Friday, August 14, 2020 8:33:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’ve been looking at Philly obviously with the idea they’re a likely opponent. They’re a heckuva team.,” External link

masslive Friday, August 14, 2020 3:10:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Starting alongside Embiid the last few games I’ve watched, Al’s an excellent player. Al knows how to play, an excellent player at both ends,” External link

masslive Thursday, August 13, 2020 11:04:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about بن سيمون ) : “In the games Simmons hasn’t played they’re the No. 1 offense in the league,” “The spacing, the shooting around Embiid posting, playing big with Embiid and Al, small with one of those two guys at the five and a bunch of shooters around them, makes them very tough, super physical, well-coached, good basketball team. Obviously everybody talks about their frontcourt and rightfully so with Harris, Horford, and Embiid, but they have a lot of good players on that team” External link

masslive Thursday, August 13, 2020 11:04:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’ve been, like, incredibly blessed when you consider 13 years at Butler and now finishing the seventh year with the Celtics and moving on,” “I think in coaching you just expect it to end at some point by being let go or by being fired. It’s just kind of the nature of the business, so I’ve never really focused on that. I’m just trying to focus on doing the job as well as I can” External link

masslive Thursday, August 13, 2020 7:20:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Obviously last year was really difficult, but this year has been reinvigorating in a ton of ways for a ton of us,” “I think that we’re all excited about where we are and where we’re headed. In the course of seven years, if you would have told me when I came in July of 2013 that the first seven years were going to look like this I would have been thrilled” External link

masslive Thursday, August 13, 2020 7:20:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “All we’re trying to do year after year is live up to the standards that were set long before us,” “I think that can be a challenge in a lot of ways -- not only the standards that are set within our organization but across town with the other teams in the city. And at the end of the day, all we can do is try to get better every day and try to put our foot forward and really that, like, you can be on a process of growth that’s linear, but you may not get the results that you want every day. And I think that’s one of the things we’ve tried to be” External link

masslive Thursday, August 13, 2020 7:20:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think the support and commitment from ownership and Danny and the front office has been great the whole time through,” “And I’ve felt it every day. I said this a few years ago, last time I signed an extension, Wyc actually came in the day after we got beat by 30 and said, ‘We’d like you to sign an extension.’ I think that speaks to the ability of everyone in those positions to not ride the roller coaster of emotions that sometimes we all get caught up in in this sporting world. Can we do our best, can we give everything we have and be the very best we can be? Can we be committed to growth? That’s all we’re trying to do. Our goals are such that we’d love to compete for championships and do so regularly, and we think the best path to do that is to be very committed to growth” External link

masslive Thursday, August 13, 2020 7:20:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think with regard to the coronavirus and how you compartmentalize being here and trying to get the season restarted, and recognizing what’s going on around the country, I think the NBA is doing everything they can to mitigate our risk but we all understand that there is risk,” “Certainly, I’m watching what’s going on around the rest of the country with great concern and certainly we’re all keeping a close eye on it” External link

masslive Wednesday, August 12, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Hopefully we can just keep getting better,” “The way the ball has been moving has been good. The way guys are covering for one another, but we know that we’ve got less than a week before we open a playoff series. So all of it better be getting good” External link

taipeitimes Wednesday, August 12, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We have assistants that are assigned to all the different opponents that we may or may not play,” External link

masslive Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:20:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I felt like guys really tried to play the right way on both ends of the floor tonight. And hopefully we can just keep getting better,” “The way the ball’s moving has been good, the way that guys are covering for one another but we know we have less than a week or maybe a week before we open a playoff series. (We) better be getting good” External link

masslive Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:20:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’re just gonna try to keep playing as well as we can, try to be the best we can be,” “I thought we did a lot of good things tonight. I felt like guys really tried to play the right way on both ends of the floor tonight. And hopefully we can just keep getting better. The way the ball’s moving has been good, the way that guys are covering for one another but we know we have less than a week or maybe a week before we open a playoff series. Better be getting good” External link

masslive Wednesday, August 12, 2020 4:15:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I feel good about our shape now, but you have to keep it up,” “As long as guys feel good, they’ll play for now, because I do think rhythm and conditioning are important. It’s not like we’ve played 80 games and now it’s the playoffs. We’ve played five, so we have to continue to get our feel for each other and that level we need. I’m encouraged because we came in saying we’d play our best as we go along. That’s been the case in the last couple, but we’ll see if we can keep it up” External link

masslive Monday, August 10, 2020 12:03:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think this is as unbelievable setup by the NBA,” “The basketball is special and the opportunity to be on the court is special, the inability to be home is tough. I understand your question from a travel perspective but just as traveling hotel-to-hotel and going back home for a week and being around your family -- as much as that travel is difficult, there are other challenges that come with not traveling” External link

masslive Monday, August 10, 2020 12:03:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Steve Clifford ) : “We just want to play to your standards as well as we can,” “I think I know our team, I know what we’re good at and I know what we need to do better. It’s just a matter of playing as well as we can and building that make the right next play mentality here over however long we get to be here. We made good strides thus far, I’m encouraged. This schedule has been very hard and that continues today. I think Steve (Clifford) does a great job and we played them right before the playoffs last year. andI thought they came and prepared us for playoff basketball. I’m expecting a physical tough game today and that should only benefit us as we move forward” External link

masslive Monday, August 10, 2020 12:03:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “You obviously want to have great health, but conditioning is a great part of that, so we want all of our primary guys to play at least two more times out of three,” “All of our sports science people and everybody else feels a full week in between games is enough -- certainly don’t want more than that. We play our guys, nothing is set in stone yet, that’s the way we’re going to approach it” External link

masslive Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "Boston’s final three games before the playoffs -- against Orlando, Memphis and Washington -- come against teams with losing records, and the Wizards will be playing their season finale.The Celtics improved to 3-2 in the bubble. Walker gave Boston a score about 4-1/2 minutes into the game when he went to the floor and appeared to be dealing with pain in his knee, something he’s battled since camp for the season restart began. It didn’t take long to show he was fine -- in about a 15-second span shortly afterward, he leaped over a video board on the baseline in an effort to save the ball, blocked a shot at the rim and had a transition assist at the other end. The Celtics face the Orlando Magic on Sunday. Jaylen Brown scored 20 points, Jayson Tatum added 18 and the Celtics never trailed on the way to an emphatic 122-100 win over the Raptors on Friday night. Kemba Walker scored 17 points in 23 minutes for the Celtics, who led by 40 at one point and kept slim hope alive of catching the Raptors for the No. 2 spot in the East race. “This game will mean nothing if we get that opportunity again," External link

wcvb Saturday, August 8, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I don’t know if I really notice it a ton,” “I’ve enjoyed some of the videos after the fact but I haven’t noticed them in the game. For whatever reason, I’m just focused on the game and don’t hear the sounds going on around us. Good question for the guys, I’m not sure I have an answer for you from my perspective” External link

masslive Saturday, August 8, 2020 10:27:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “When the ball doesn’t stick, we’re pretty good,” “We really had a large emphasis on that” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, August 8, 2020 8:52:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “All of our plans will be based on good health and good conditioning going into the playoffs,” External link

masslive Saturday, August 8, 2020 3:26:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’ll have plenty of time to get rested for the playoffs, with three or four days in between our last game and the start of it,” “So I’d say conditioning and playing takes precedent for us as of tonight” External link

masslive Saturday, August 8, 2020 3:26:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “As he gets older, he will have more responsibility,” “Right now though, if he can do those things, then he adds to our team. I think that’s really important. He’s done a good job when called upon this year and he certainly is capable, it’s just a new world for him” External link

masslive Saturday, August 8, 2020 3:26:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I would say his defense has been a surprise,” “He’s certainly capable of defense when he came but it’s been a lot of work with (assistant coach) Joe Mazzulla to get ready for that, both individually and understanding system and understanding what his role is in each play” External link

masslive Saturday, August 8, 2020 3:26:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think we’ve had moments of playing good basketball, not enough,” “We talked about that in pretty good detail. We wanted to play well on both ends. I thought there were a lot of encouraging things but we’ve got to keep going with it and building off of it” External link

bostonglobe Friday, August 7, 2020 8:45:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think we’ve had moments of playing good basketball, not enough,” “We talked about that in pretty good detail. We wanted to play well on both ends. I thought there were a lot of encouraging things but we’ve got to keep going with it and building off of it” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, August 6, 2020 11:25:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Jaylen’s had a great year, and I think that’ll just continue,” “I think he’ll continue to get better and better. I still think, as we all react to Jayson and Jaylen, it’s still amazing how young they are and how much they’ve accomplished. But the one thing they’ve never done and we’ve tried to never do for them is make youth an excuse. They’re accountable and they’ll work and they’ll get better” External link

masslive Thursday, August 6, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He’s a good worker, he’s one of our more solid defenders,” External link

masslive Thursday, August 6, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He was a threat at the rim the whole time, all night,” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, August 6, 2020 1:47:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It’s probably not fair to him,” External link

masslive Thursday, August 6, 2020 8:50:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Offensively, he gave us a lot at the rim all day,” External link

masslive Thursday, August 6, 2020 8:50:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Just being able to come in and they’re small and we need to be switching, if we need to be guarding certain coverages, we need to be switching,” External link

masslive Thursday, August 6, 2020 8:50:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We obviously had some moments where we got techs, we had Marcus foul out early. We still lost by six to a really good team,” External link

masslive Thursday, August 6, 2020 4:01:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think with regard to the coronavirus and how you compartmentalize being here and trying to get the season restarted, and recognizing what’s going on around the country, I think the NBA is doing everything they can to mitigate our risk but we all understand that there is risk,” “Certainly, I’m watching what’s going on around the rest of the country with great concern and certainly we’re all keeping a close eye on it” External link

masslive Thursday, August 6, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We weren't solid, and they exposed that," "Our defense has to improve from what it's been in the three games or so" External link

irishsun Wednesday, August 5, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Portland Trail Blazers ) : “These are really valuable. The one thing we talked about is you’re going to play all good teams,” “All teams that are either ranked high in their conferences or fighting for their lives to make the playoffs. That was a playoff level energy we had to play with at the end of the game and we played with most of the game because Portland’s in the position they’re in and they’re good. I think this is great experience. Obviously, it remains very difficult on Tuesday with a Miami team that I thought played great (Saturday night)” External link

bangordailynews Monday, August 3, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Well, you pick your poison against these guys,” External link

bangordailynews Monday, August 3, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The pass to Jaylen at the end of the game was a great play, but he had several drive-and-kicks where he just made the right decision,” “I thought Jaylen’s shot-making was probably as critical as anything else to the game” External link

masslive Monday, August 3, 2020 3:06:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’re not playing the ninth-place Portland team,” “We’re playing the Western Conference finalist from last year. This is a really good team, played with great substance in their last game in finding a way to win. And I’m sure they’ve gotten a lot of juice from getting those guys back” External link

masslive Sunday, August 2, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think when you think about Collins and Nurkic and being able to now throw those guys in, that just gives them the ability with their guards and Carmelo, to screen, to post, to rebound, to do things around those guys,” “With Whiteside, if they choose to bring him off the bench, with Whiteside coming off the bench, that’s 48 minutes of a problem in addition to the guards... now they’ve got 48 minutes of elite rim protection” External link

masslive Sunday, August 2, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : ”Seven years ago when I got here – you weren’t having to pick people up at 35 feet and worrying about them shooting,” “Now with the screens happening that high, they can get open off a screen that high and shoot. So now it just changes the dynamic of a game. It’s so much more spread out. So good screeners, high energy guys make a huge difference. They’ve got a bunch of good screeners. Again, their guards are super special scoring the ball” External link

masslive Sunday, August 2, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “You obviously have to deal with their size and their strength and their post-ups, and their rebounding,” “But No. 2 is the speed of the guards and the skill of the guards is still going to be at the forefront of everybody’s mind all the time, so those two things don’t always go hand in hand when you think about just matching size with size. We’ll play, in the first half, what we think will look best for us and then we’ll adjust accordingly” External link

masslive Sunday, August 2, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “They just said he didn’t get hit in the stomach,” External link

masslive Sunday, August 2, 2020 4:14:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Yesterday he had the ball a lot in the last five minutes of the game,” “We think he’ll always be able to do that. We just think he has a special makeup about him. On a night when he’s struggling he can make a huge play -- on a night when he’s rolling he can make a huge play, because he doesn’t get too high or too low. He’s special, and that’s why I lose no sleep over nights like last night” External link

masslive Sunday, August 2, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He’s seen all these coverages before,” “Some nights, it’s just not your night. He’s an unreal basketball player. It doesn’t mean that every day the ball will go in at 60 percent, so at the end of the day, he’ll watch, which he already has, he’ll learn what he needs to do, and try to do it better next time. One of the things that I think all of these guys that are great understand is not every day is your day. Sometimes you have to be able to learn, laugh it off, and move on” External link

masslive Sunday, August 2, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’ve got a lot of encouragement from watching us tonight,” External link

masslive Saturday, August 1, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Their length feels different when you’re playing against it. Shots that you’re used to going in and scoring, they do a great job of going vertical and not fouling with guys that are 7-feet plus, they’re dropped back to protect,” “So you just have to trust the drive and the second drive. We did that at times really well, and at other times we didn’t do as well. But our compete level was good. There’s a lot of good things to build off of and a lot of things we can learn from” External link

masslive Saturday, August 1, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about error ) : “I just think your margin for error is small,” “When you miss layups or when you get shots blocked, it leads to runouts… We fouled jump shooters. It’s hard because we’re really trying to pressure and get up into people. At the same time, your margin doesn’t allow for that, like against Milwaukee. We’ve just got to be a little bit better, but the competitiveness is the most important thing” External link

masslive Saturday, August 1, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He got some decent looks off pick and rolls,” “They did a good job loading up to him. They did a good job at the rim on him. He’ll go back and look at it. he had a couple nights like that early in the season, too, and the least of our concerns is him finding the net. That’s what he does. So he’ll be fine” External link

masslive Saturday, August 1, 2020 6:45:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think that the reality is that we want to take a knee because we care,” External link

masslive Saturday, August 1, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Kemba Walker ) : “Set in stone, 14-20 minutes,” “As I said yesterday, Kemba will be really happy with me when he hits somewhere between 18 and 20, I’m guessing. But he knows, I mean, we’ve covered it. The most important thing is his knee, his strength, you have to be able to build up appropriately. He’s done that in the last couple of weeks in practice. Maybe even a little ahead of schedule to be considering that he’s playing that many minutes in Game 1 with where we started earlier a couple weeks ago. But his strength of his knee and his ability to get in condition to play at the level that he wants to play by the time the playoffs start, this is part of the path and we’re going to stick with that” External link

masslive Friday, July 31, 2020 12:19:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It will ramp up towards that, towards full minutes,” “So just like the last couple of weeks we’ve had a plan and we’ve ramped it up appropriately. As long as he hits all his marks, as long as he continues to gain strength, then we’ll keep ramping up his minutes, and by the end of the seeding games he’ll be playing near that full-game minutes for sure. But we’re not backing off the strength addition right now, and I think that’s a huge part of why he’s playing the minutes he’s playing because we still need to be able to build strength over the next few weeks” External link

masslive Friday, July 31, 2020 12:19:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “His knee is the strongest its been since he got here in September. So he has worked exceptionally hard over the last couple of weeks with a great training plan from our training staff,” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 29, 2020 11:23:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I don’t expect anybody to play 38 minutes on Friday night,” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:43:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He came out of Sunday feeling great. He’s doing well,” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:43:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Robbie Williams ) : “He bailed us out on a couple of possessions,” “We also missed him on some slips where he would’ve had layups or shots at the rim that could have added to his day. And he didn’t get to play the small-ball 5 at all, because we were trying to rotate Rob (Williams) and (Vincent Poirier) and Tacko Fall, so all things considered, I thought he played well” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 29, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Pop ) : “We all feel the league has done a great job of making it as good as it can be,” “It’s interesting: Where we’re staying there probably wasn’t half as many people as there are now, with different people working the game and all those other things. But the precautions everybody has taken, the way they have required the quarantines into the bubble, the testing, everybody feels we’re doing everything we can to mitigate the risk. That’s all you can do. We all realize there will always be a level of risk. But I think I heard Pop say this is probably one of the safer places to be” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 29, 2020 5:55:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I just think we all have a job, all have a responsibility to do that,” “We’re following a lot of protocols for a reason. The rest of the country is experiencing some really hard things. Certainly that’s the case in Florida. It’s our responsibility” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 29, 2020 5:55:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It’s more about having the appropriate amount of time to prepare and the appropriate amount of time to rest going into playing basically every other day for the next couple of weeks with one exception, when we play a back-to-back,” “So being that we play Friday night, those guys all got in a hard workout yesterday, and we went pretty hard. And then we took today off and we’ll practice again tomorrow. Just decided those two practice days, as we get ready for what’s ahead, are more important right now” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I don’t know if Kinsley has been watching the games yet, but she’ll be watching tonight because she knows Tacko’s going to play,” “I think at the end of the day, he’s been great, he’s practiced well, he has worked a lot with us in the middle of practicing against zone. A lot of teams put a big shot blocker against the zone so we have him almost as a scout team playing in the middle of the zone and it’s been great for all of us in our preparation for the last couple of weeks. And then offensively and defensively, he just keeps coming along. The hard part right now is that we have so many fives, and that doesn’t even really include Grant Williams, who we like to play at the five. Six of our best minutes in the last game were with Grant Williams at the five. So we’ve got a lot of guys that we can play there, but Tacko’s future is bright. He keeps working hard and look at where he is now versus last summer. Very encouraging” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’m not on it a ton,” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We scheduled it as such so that everybody got one day off their feet, but didn’t have a day where they just didn’t have anything to do,” “And I think that’s one of the things that we’ve all kind of adjusted to here. That way we can have really good practices leading up to the seeding games. And I’ve talked all along, I don’t expect anybody to play 38 minutes on Friday night (against the Milwaukee Bucks). ... We need to be at our best on August 17” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We all have to realize the importance of communication within your own personality, within your own authentic way,” External link

bangordailynews Tuesday, July 28, 2020 5:54:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He works really hard to get better,” “I don’t know that I would deem it a new purpose as far as, like, he’s always been a guy that’s very competitive, very driven, wants to be great, works hard. So I don’t see a whole lot of change in him from that perspective. I just see a guy that’s continuing to add experience on experience. He’s a huge part obviously of our team, and we’re going to need him to be good to have a chance” External link

masslive Monday, July 27, 2020 4:34:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think that’s one of his great strengths,” External link

forbes Monday, July 27, 2020 3:36:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about League Rookie ) : “Tremont is in a tough spot because Tremont is really good, and we need him to be good,” “Tremont has not been with us the whole year, so it’s hard when you’re bouncing back and forth between the G League to come in and organize things and get everybody to their spots and kind of be a leader, especially from an offensive perspective, on the court. But we need him to do that” External link

forbes Monday, July 27, 2020 3:36:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Tremont is in a tough spot because Tremont is really good, and we need him to be good,” “Tremont has not been with us the whole year, so it’s hard when you’re bouncing back and forth between the G League to come in and organize things and get everybody to their spots and kind of be a leader, especially from an offensive perspective, on the court. But we need him to do that. ... He did do a lot of good things, but as a guy that sees the game and understands the game the way he does, plus with his understanding of what everybody’s strengths are around him and his ability to get the ball to him, we need his voice to be louder, and he really, I think, understands that” External link

masslive Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:21:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I always say, when (Jayson) Tatum was named an All-Star, Tatum went to a different level, and when Jaylen didn’t get named an All-Star, Jaylen went to a different level,” “That’s great response by both guys to different circumstances” External link

masslive Saturday, July 25, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Everybody will be challenged. It’s just a unique deal,” External link

bangordailynews Saturday, July 25, 2020 1:31:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think when people say ‘take over’ that’s usually an insinuation that you’re looking to score,” External link

masslive Friday, July 24, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He’s been healthy the entire time. He’s practiced every day, hasn’t missed a drill for two weeks… which has been really encouraging,” External link

masslive Friday, July 24, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think when people say ‘take over’ that’s usually an insinuation that you’re looking to score,” External link

masslive Friday, July 24, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He’s been healthy the entire time. He’s practiced every day, hasn’t missed a drill for two weeks… which has been really encouraging,” External link

masslive Friday, July 24, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Everybody will be challenged. It’s just a unique deal,” External link

eagletribune Thursday, July 23, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’re really going to be focused on us,” “We’ll play three good teams and they’ll challenge us in unique ways and make us add to what we’re working on, but it will be more off film after the game than before the game. We’re not going to spend a lot of time on opponents yet” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 21, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I thought obviously he saw some run-and-jumps that he hasn’t seen before so that’s good practice and good to know that we’ve got to look at that,” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 21, 2020 1:24:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Our guys have done a good job thus far in practice,” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 21, 2020 4:06:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Tremont has a concussion from three or four days ago, so he’s at the latter stages of concussion protocol with his stuff, but he hasn’t been cleared,” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 21, 2020 3:01:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Obviously we’re going to play the seeding games -- we’ll prioritize being our very best and peaking at the right time we hope,” “Every team is probably that way. Certainly every team in our position is probably that way. But the seeding games we’re going to play probably a normal type rotation, especially early on. And we’ll see kind of how it all plays itself out, but he’ll play at least in one of the three scrimmage games a lot and then we’ll see how it goes from there. I thought he was terrific today. Like, I thought this was his best day that I remember in a while. And he’s had multiple good ones, but he was really, really good today. We mixed the teams up, didn’t necessarily go starters and Smart against guys coming off the bench. We mixed them up and evened them out a little bit and I thought Tremont had a great day” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 21, 2020 3:01:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “It’s given me a chance to go back into some of the old stuff we’ve done in practice before that you just kinda scrap because you don’t have time to do it,” “So that’s been fun from that standpoint” External link

masslive Monday, July 20, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens told : “We’ve only been here nine days,” External link

masslive Saturday, July 18, 2020 4:26:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Everybody will be challenged. It’s just a unique deal,” External link

masslive Saturday, July 18, 2020 4:26:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think the thing that always goes first are the details offensively, the angles of screens, where you catch the ball, all the things that give you a better chance to get a step on the defense,” “On the other end of the court it’s all the small techniques that help you execute defensively well. Then you add on top of that, there’s a conditioning aspect to both of those, that you have a tendency to take short cuts if you’re not in great shape” External link

masslive Saturday, July 18, 2020 4:26:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We feel good about the way our guys kept in shape throughout the hiatus,” “Tonight we’ll play 24 minutes of scrimmage with each guy playing 18 to 20 minutes hard. We just said in the film just now, ‘We’re not going to get anything out of it if we take shortcuts.’ So this should be a night where we sleep easy, because we’ll be exhausted” External link

masslive Saturday, July 18, 2020 4:26:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Kemba Walker ) : “The two priorities for me going into this year were to pick a couple of things he would be really comfortable with, so he could transition easily, smoothly, well, and then make it so that he could transition easily, smoothly, well, which I thought he did,” “Then try to take advantage of our interchangeability with our other guys. Those were the two things heading into the year that kind of dictated how we would play in the offensive end. There were things we were gonna add specific to Kemba heading into the playoffs, and there are things we will add now specific to his strengths. You always try to start with the strengths specific to your team and try to go from there. We knew we had a bunch of fives who could roll and get to the rim and be effective at the rim, surrounded by versatile, interchangeable wings” External link

masslive Friday, July 17, 2020 6:09:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I probably have been more focused on, I just want us to have a joyful period,” External link

masslive Friday, July 17, 2020 5:05:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think we’re all obviously hopeful it’s a one-time thing. But we also recognize it’s really cool to be part of a one-time thing and the uniqueness to it,” “We’ll see how the games go and how that plays out. But I think a lot more about the off the court stuff with regard to that and how people do being away from their families than about how it will affect us basketball-wise” External link

masslive Friday, July 17, 2020 5:05:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "He had a little bit of discomfort after some of the individual workouts. He certainly feels better than he did in March. But with the small discomfort, we said let's take four days and ramp it up from there," External link

ibtimes Thursday, July 16, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “They’ve got him on a one-day off, one-day on plan,” External link

masslive Thursday, July 16, 2020 4:04:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Kemba Walker ) : “We’re not as explosive an offensive team without Kemba, but we do have a lot of really good offensive players,” “When he’s not available in practice we’ll have to focus our best actions for others. But every indication is he’ll be available when we’re playing games” External link

masslive Thursday, July 16, 2020 4:04:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Kemba Walker ) : “He’s really prioritizing accumulating strength in that knee, so the day-on, day-off thing will be in effect for awhile,” “Any discomfort early, our training staff put a plan in place, and I’m just following it. Whatever’s best for Kemba is obviously best for us” External link

masslive Thursday, July 16, 2020 4:04:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He had a little bit of discomfort after a couple of the individual workouts,” External link

masslive Monday, July 13, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The number one thing is strength, and strength around the knee,” External link

masslive Monday, July 13, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’re going to play around all our skilled wings and guards,” External link

ibtimes Monday, July 13, 2020 12:52:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens added : “And we’re going to need some interchangeability at the five-spot,” External link

ibtimes Monday, July 13, 2020 12:52:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Kara Lawson ) : “We actually went on a walk – Kara, Tracy and I – a couple of months ago,” “And we were talking about what she’d be interested in the future, and being the head coach at Duke was one of the things that came up. So it’s really cool that she’s getting a chance to do that. She’ll be terrific” External link

masslive Sunday, July 12, 2020 10:48:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens told ( about Kemba Walker ) : “We’re going to move very slowly with Kemba Walker,” External link

masslive Saturday, July 11, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We want to be at our best on August 17,” “Obviously the seeding games are important for everybody that’s there. But at the same time, the most important time for us will be that August 17 day. So as we prepare and add in minutes to the equation and add in where we want to be, that’s kind of our day that we have in mind” External link

masslive Saturday, July 11, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Obviously we started as a team testing with the travel party and with anybody that would be in the gym, and the players,” External link

masslive Saturday, July 4, 2020 8:00:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We’re testing every other day and, knock on wood, none so far," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, July 2, 2020 5:10:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "We want to be at our best on August 17," "The seeding games are important for everyone who is there, but at the same time the most important time will be August 17" External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, July 2, 2020 5:10:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Obviously we started as a team testing with the travel party and with anybody that would be in the gym, and the players,” “I’ve been tested every other day and knock on wood (no positive tests) so far. Obviously it’s important that we all take care of ourselves and do what we can to obviously go into the bubble healthy, because I think those first couple weeks of practice are gonna be really important to get our legs underneath us. I think our guys have done a great job of staying in shape but I think once you get into practice and playing and those types of things it’s a different level you have to reach. And for us, we talked about it all year, if we’re not able to pressure the ball, if we’re not disruptive at that end of the floor then we won’t have a long stay. We know that that’s a huge aspect for us is being in great condition” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 1, 2020 9:24:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “My family is out of town and I was talking to them before the game and I was kind of going through the injury report,” “Kinsley pipes in from the car, she says, ‘It’s time to give the people what they want. And that’s all she said” External link

masslive Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:55:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think maybe more than anything is that you have the strength equipment,” External link

masslive Tuesday, June 9, 2020 1:11:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “What’s happened has been appalling and been brutal and been hurtful and painful,” External link

masslive Friday, June 5, 2020 6:50:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think the competitiveness will be the same in my opinion,” “When you see these guys go after each other in practice, or if you go to practices of great players playing against each other in the summer in Vegas, USA basketball or whatever the case may be, some of those, the competitiveness will be tremendous. The sound will be great for TV” External link

masslive Thursday, June 4, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think the competitiveness will be the same in my opinion,” “When you see these guys go after each other in practice, or if you go to practices of great players playing against each other in the summer in Vegas, USA basketball or whatever the case may be, some of those, the competitiveness will be tremendous. The sound will be great for TV” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 3, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I wrote a letter to our guys this weekend and it took me awhile to put down exactly what I wanted to say,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, June 3, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think the players have done an amazing job of leading, and also taking control of their careers, being vocal on what’s important to them,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, June 3, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "I wrote a letter to our guys this weekend and it took me awhile to put down exactly what I wanted to say," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, June 3, 2020 5:22:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "I think the players have done an amazing job of leading, and also taking control of their careers, being vocal on what's important to them," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, June 3, 2020 5:22:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think the thing that I wanted them to know is that every decent person is hurting,” External link

usaToday Wednesday, June 3, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We do talk about the idea of real leadership, right?” “A lot of people can be followed and sometimes, people mislead and divide and do things in their own self-interests. The real leaders unite people and are doing things to simply promote what is right. I think that our guys are amazing in that regard, and I think that extends throughout the players and coaches all across the league. It’s a real inspiring group to be around” External link

masslive Tuesday, June 2, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Obviously I certainly am not surprised by him taking a leadership role,” External link

masslive Tuesday, June 2, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “First and foremost, the message is we want them to stand for what they believe in and we want to be supportive of that,” “That’s been clear the whole time I’ve been there and it’s been reinforced over and over and over from (Celtics co-owner) Wyc (Grousbeck) on down. I think that’s been a big part of why I’ve enjoyed working here so much” External link

masslive Tuesday, June 2, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Jaylen Brown ) : “Jaylen's greatest impact, as good as he is at basketball, won't be in basketball,” “He's a special guy, a special leader. He's smart, but he has courage. He's got a lot of great stuff to him. I think we recognized that when we drafted him, but he has been even more unbelievable every day, every year. I’ve always personally really enjoyed listening to him and talking to him about things outside of basketball. ... I’m certainly not surprised in him taking on a leadership role. That’s who he is” External link

forbes Tuesday, June 2, 2020 8:13:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Colin Kaepernick ) : “I’ve been in a lot of those conversations, and we were in a lot of them four years ago when Kaepernick was taking the knee prior to the season,” External link

forbes Tuesday, June 2, 2020 8:13:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens added : “Being able to be a listener, hearing our players talk about profiling, talk about discrimination — being empathetic towards that but also being able to acknowledge that I may not know the depth of that, but know I’m with you. If you need me I’m here,” “The pain that everybody feels has been there for a long, long time. The lack of progress is too jarring. What we need to all do is do our part. Part of my responsibility in that is listening and learning” External link

forbes Tuesday, June 2, 2020 8:13:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens told : “I guess playing without fans would be much more like a typical practice environment, and I think that the one thing about these guys is they don’t compete any less hard in practice,” External link

forbes Monday, May 18, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I guess playing without fans would be much more like a typical practice environment, and I think that the one thing about these guys is they don’t compete any less hard in practice,” “In fact, sometimes in those quiet gyms where you can hear everything somebody else is saying, it gets even more feisty. And so, I think that it would be great basketball if we’re able to do that” External link

masslive Saturday, May 9, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We want to be as routine-oriented as we can, but it’s just not always feasible. And so, this particular situation, as COVID-19 shut down more and more businesses and shut down our league, became more real to all of us, then it affected everyone’s routine,” External link

masslive Saturday, May 9, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I can’t tell you how excited we’ll be when we do get a chance to play and I can’t tell you how much more exponentially excited we’ll be when we get a chance to play at TD Garden in front of our fans,” “I think we’re all looking forward to that moment and the ability to feel free to do that and feel able to do that” External link

masslive Saturday, May 9, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Their bigs have always taken great pride in defending,” External link

forbes Monday, April 27, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “T hat transition to the second unit is what killed us. They’ve got a lot of good players,” “It’s not just obviously the two bigs that give us problems, it’s the whole roster, the whole team. They’ve got good structure... They’re hard to play against” External link

forbes Monday, April 27, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “There’s ultimately going to be a need for kind of re-acclimation to just the individual drills, to ramp up your own individual conditioning,” External link

masslive Thursday, April 2, 2020 3:38:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens told : “I just don’t think it’s appropriate right now to be hammering basketball with our guys,” External link

forbes Monday, March 30, 2020 7:19:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : ''There's been bikes delivered, there's been individual weights delivered,'' External link

koreatimes Sunday, March 29, 2020 11:54:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Obviously the days following that we enter this kind of new world,” “We’re calling sitting at home an inconvenience. What a joke like this is. There’s so many people that are working so hard every day to try to help our communities and putting their own selves at risk. And, I think any time you turn on the TV, it hits home more” External link

bangordailynews Saturday, March 28, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "There's been bikes delivered, there's been individual weights delivered," External link

arkansasonline Saturday, March 28, 2020 10:44:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Obviously the days following that we enter this kind of new world,” “We're calling sitting at home an inconvenience. What a joke like this is. There's so many people that are working so hard every day to try to help our communities and help the secure putting their own selves at risk. And, I think any time you turn on the TV, it hits home more” External link

eagletribune Saturday, March 28, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Obviously the days following that we enter this kind of new world,” “We're calling sitting at home an inconvenience. What a joke like this is. There's so many people that are working so hard every day to try to help our communities and help the secure putting their own selves at risk. And, I think any time you turn on the TV, it hits home more” External link

usaToday Saturday, March 28, 2020 9:34:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’m proud of how he kind of took the initiative to tell people that he had it and that he felt good and that he got online, just continued to ask people to practice social distancing and self-isolation right now,” “It’s just, you know, it’s a really unique, unsettling time for everyone” External link

eagletribune Saturday, March 28, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’m proud of how he kind of took the initiative to tell people that he had it and that he felt good and that he got online, just continued to ask people to practice social distancing and self-isolation right now,” “It’s just, you know, it’s a really unique, unsettling time for everyone” External link

seattlepi Saturday, March 28, 2020 7:46:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’m proud of how he kind of took the initiative to tell people that he had it and that he felt good and that he got online, just continued to ask people to practice social distancing and self-isolation right now,” “It’s just, you know, it’s a really unique, unsettling time for everyone” External link

eagletribune Saturday, March 28, 2020 6:27:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’m proud of how he kind of took the initiative to tell people that he had it and that he felt good and that he got online, just continued to ask people to practice social distancing and self-isolation right now,” “It’s just, you know, it’s a really unique, unsettling time for everyone” External link

seattlepi Saturday, March 28, 2020 5:41:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’m proud of how he kind of took the initiative to tell people that he had it and that he felt good and that he got online, just continued to ask people to practice social distancing and self-isolation right now,” “It’s just, you know, it’s a really unique, unsettling time for everyone” External link

seattlepi Saturday, March 28, 2020 2:07:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’m proud of how he kind of took the initiative to tell people that he had it and that he felt good and that he got online, just continued to ask people to practice social distancing and self-isolation right now,” “It’s just, you know, it’s a really unique, unsettling time for everyone” External link

eagletribune Saturday, March 28, 2020 2:02:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’m proud of how he kind of took the initiative to tell people that he had it and that he felt good and that he got online, just continued to ask people to practice social distancing and self-isolation right now,” “It’s just, you know, it’s a really unique, unsettling time for everyone” External link

seattlepi Saturday, March 28, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’m proud of how he kind of took the initiative to tell people that he had it and that he felt good and that he got online, just continued to ask people to practice social distancing and self-isolation right now,” “It’s just, you know, it’s a really unique, unsettling time for everyone” External link

eagletribune Saturday, March 28, 2020 1:31:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’m proud of how he kind of took the initiative to tell people that he had it and that he felt good and that he got online, just continued to ask people to practice social distancing and self-isolation right now,” “It’s just, you know, it’s a really unique, unsettling time for everyone” External link

seattlepi Saturday, March 28, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’m proud of how he kind of took the initiative to tell people that he had it and that he felt good and that he got online, just continued to ask people to practice social distancing and self-isolation right now,” “It’s just, you know, it’s a really unique, unsettling time for everyone” External link

eagletribune Saturday, March 28, 2020 12:46:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’m proud of how he kind of took the initiative to tell people that he had it and that he felt good and that he got online, just continued to ask people to practice social distancing and self-isolation right now,” “It’s just, you know, it’s a really unique, unsettling time for everyone” External link

click2houston Saturday, March 28, 2020 12:10:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’m proud of how he kind of took the initiative to tell people that he had it and that he felt good and that he got online, just continued to ask people to practice social distancing and self-isolation right now,” “It’s just, you know, it’s a really unique, unsettling time for everyone” External link

seattlepi Friday, March 27, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “There's been bikes delivered, there's been individual weights delivered,” External link

usaToday Friday, March 27, 2020 10:18:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “There's been bikes delivered, there's been individual weights delivered,” External link

wftv Friday, March 27, 2020 9:46:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “There's been bikes delivered, there's been individual weights delivered,” External link

eagletribune Friday, March 27, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’m proud of how he kind of took the initiative to tell people that he had it and that he felt good and that he got online, just continued to ask people to practice social distancing and self-isolation right now,” “It’s just, you know, it’s a really unique, unsettling time for everyone” External link

eagletribune Friday, March 27, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “There's been bikes delivered, there's been individual weights delivered,” External link

actionnewsjax Friday, March 27, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Some of that stuff is being brainstormed and bantered about at a 10,000-foot view. I'm sure we will dial into details of that when some possible scenarios become more clear,” External link

masslive Friday, March 27, 2020 9:00:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “There’s been bikes delivered, there’s been the individual weights delivered, there’s some voluntary virtual training sessions,” “Anything basketball-related for us right now is just a voluntary strength and conditioning session” External link

masslive Friday, March 27, 2020 9:00:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “As a coaching staff, we’ve talked a lot about, we’re keeping a pulse on all of our team and all of our individuals,” “We’re on Zoom teleconferences a couple of times a week so we can all see each other's faces and talk about non-basketball things… everybody’s checking in every day, either individually and then a couple times – two to three times a week” External link

masslive Friday, March 27, 2020 9:00:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’re like the rest of the world that basketball has taken a far backseat,” “I think it’s more important right now that we’re a community of coworkers and a community of friends and people that care about each other that get online and make sure we’re all doing OK” External link

masslive Friday, March 27, 2020 9:00:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think you can separate playing the game and just doing the right thing,” “I think it doesn’t make us like him any less or appreciate him any less, or appreciate the way he plays and affects our team any less. But he knows that those are things that he needs to continue to grow and be better with. But you can be that hard-playing contagious guy and avoid getting yourself in those situations” External link

masslive Wednesday, March 25, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think the biggest thing is he knows where everybody is supposed to be. He’s good at directing it,” “He’s been with us for three years and he’s got a really good idea about how to do that. Now he’s still small relative to some. But he’s tough, He plays really hard” External link

masslive Saturday, March 21, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think he is trying to figure out what’s best, especially when he comes downhill,” External link

masslive Tuesday, March 17, 2020 1:15:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I can’t believe it’s not talked about more how good he is defensively,” External link

masslive Tuesday, March 17, 2020 1:15:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “You could tell, when it went south, you could tell our guys were going to really compete, and Gordon got everybody together after they got the 3-point play,” External link

masslive Wednesday, March 11, 2020 6:40:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We have 18 games left after this,” “It’s hard to go to the playoffs. I didn’t know (we clinched). We’re far from a finished product, but we’ve got to start ascending soon, so it was important to go through a night like tonight” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, March 11, 2020 5:58:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We have 18 games left after this,” “It’s hard to go to the playoffs. I didn’t know (we clinched). We’re far from a finished product, but we’ve got to start ascending soon, so it was important to go through a night like tonight” External link

bangordailynews Wednesday, March 11, 2020 5:57:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We have 18 games left after this,” External link

wcvb Wednesday, March 11, 2020 5:54:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We have 18 games left after this,” “It’s hard to go to the playoffs. I didn’t know (we clinched). We’re far from a finished product, but we’ve got to start ascending soon, so it was important to go through a night like tonight” External link

wcvb Wednesday, March 11, 2020 5:54:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We have 18 games left after this,” “It’s hard to go to the playoffs. I didn’t know (we clinched). We’re far from a finished product, but we’ve got to start ascending soon, so it was important to go through a night like tonight” External link

dailyjournal Wednesday, March 11, 2020 5:31:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We have 18 games left after this,” “It’s hard to go to the playoffs. I didn’t know (we clinched). We’re far from a finished product, but we’ve got to start ascending soon, so it was important to go through a night like tonight” External link

fox59 Wednesday, March 11, 2020 5:27:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We have 18 games left after this,” “It’s hard to go to the playoffs. I didn’t know (we clinched). We’re far from a finished product, but we’ve got to start ascending soon, so it was important to go through a night like tonight” External link

therepublic Wednesday, March 11, 2020 5:05:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Nobody wants to play without fans. That would be really too bad,” External link

ibtimes Wednesday, March 11, 2020 4:18:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We weren’t leaving any of our training staff back (in Boston),” External link

masslive Wednesday, March 11, 2020 1:46:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He was doing some of that stop-start running stuff, but I don’t know if he did individual work after I left (morning shoo around),” “But he was moving a little bit more and better than he was a couple days ago” External link

masslive Wednesday, March 11, 2020 1:46:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Kemba Walker ) : “I think the best thing out of this week, which was otherwise not great, was that Kemba felt great,” External link

masslive Wednesday, March 11, 2020 1:46:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "Him at his A game is really critical for us if we want to do anything significant”. - The Celtics most likely playoff opponent is this Pacers team. So with so little time between this meeting and the playoffs, does Stevens make sure to leave some of his tricks in his bag? “I don’t know if there’s a right or wrong answer to that. I thought last year we didn’t hold much back,” he said. “Obviously you add things as you get into the playoffs and do different things but you are who you are by this time of the year, as far as how you play. None of us are going to greatly change that. So there might be small tweaks and the such. We want to play well. We need to play well throughout a whole game. We’re still searching for that”. Gordon Hayward wasn’t holding anything back either. “I think trying to win the game, trying to make a statement,” he said. “They’re a really good team and they’re trying to do the same thing, so we’re trying to play our best basketball. If we need more stuff or do stuff come playoff time Brad will bring it out for us”. - Romeo Langford has impressed Stevens and the Celtics, but not so much that he’s working his way into critical minutes. “I think the thing that has separated him as of late, he and (assistant coach) Joe Mazzulla are in there. They’re the first people on the practice court every day," External link

masslive Wednesday, March 11, 2020 1:46:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I mean, everybody’s talking about it. My son got sent home from school last week. I just think that’s stuff that’s everywhere,” “We’re talking about finishing quarters better and all the stuff that we can control. I don’t know what else we can do” External link

masslive Tuesday, March 10, 2020 7:45:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “This is part of navigating your way through this stuff,” External link

masslive Monday, March 9, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I’ve lived this before you know, with most of our good teams go through stretches like this and usually two or three a year,” “This is our second one. Hopefully we can nip that in the bud and not have a third one. But the road doesn’t get any easier. These are tough games coming up and that’s good because you got to do tough things to get yourself out of a rut” External link

masslive Monday, March 9, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “What I see is a team that’s flying around and really trying to probably take on J.B.’s personality on the defensive end of the floor; his teams have always been good at that,” “I think they’ve got a lot of good players. They’ve got a good foundation. They’ll be in good shape for a long time” External link

ohio Monday, March 9, 2020 9:20:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “They’re excellent. Alison has been incredible in her role,” External link

masslive Monday, March 9, 2020 6:05:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think she’s a special coach,” “You could always tell when she was playing and hear it when she was calling games. When you get a chance to live it every day she’s good, she’s really, really good” External link

masslive Monday, March 9, 2020 6:05:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We had doctors in last week. I know that our corporate office has and they’re in constant contact with the NBA,” External link

masslive Monday, March 9, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’ve never talked about it with our team,” “I’ve heard the news, just like you have and read that stuff but, if we do that, I hope they move the games to the afternoon so we can get it in a little earlier. Hopefully we don’t have to do that” External link

masslive Monday, March 9, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Scott Morrison ) : “His whole path has been an upwards trajectory,” “Starting in Maine with Scott Morrison, one of our assistants, who was the head coach there, and a year here with us. I think he’s really taken more steps in OKC. He’s in a great place with a great structure, great coaching and he just continues to become better and better. He’s a guy that you can put in the game and impact winning with because he can shoot it, he can drive it, he’s great in those slots, catching it on the run and driving it. Then he’ s a long athletic guy that cares and that usually adds up to a pretty good defender as well. He’s done a good job. I’m happy for him. Like him a lot” External link

masslive Monday, March 9, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Obviously we haven’t played well at home this week, though we’ve been a good home team all year. It’s important to play well, but now. Our stretch right now is tough,” “Those guys don’t care if it’s at home or on the road because they’ve won 15 of their last 17 road games – best in the league since Christmas. Gonna be quite a challenge. Chris Paul means a great deal to them, and you can see his improvement in a lot of what they do. Those guards all have the ability to probe the paint to make the right reads. It’s a really hard group of guards to defend, and I include (Danilo) Gallinari in that even though he’s bigger – he’d probably be considered a bigger guy, but he’s got so much versatility. He can put it on the floor, get fouled, shoot it, all that stuff. Just a tough team to defend” External link

masslive Monday, March 9, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “You know, we gave them the first couple of punches and after that our effort died down,” “We picked it up towards the ed but it was too late at that time” External link

wcvb Saturday, March 7, 2020 9:29:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “You know, we gave them the first couple of punches and after that our effort died down,” “We picked it up towards the ed but it was too late at that time” External link

wcvb Saturday, March 7, 2020 9:29:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “You know, we gave them the first couple of punches and after that our effort died down,” “We picked it up towards the ed but it was too late at that time” External link

good4utah Saturday, March 7, 2020 10:35:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “That’s one of the more rewarding wins that I’ve been a part of coming off of last night,” “Shorthanded. Everybody was gassed. You could see at the end of the third quarter I thought both teams were dead. But we found a way and I thought we played well late, which was good coming off last night” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, March 5, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “That’s one of the more rewarding wins that I’ve been a part of, coming off of last night,” External link

masslive Thursday, March 5, 2020 7:55:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I have no idea who’s going to Cleveland,” External link

masslive Wednesday, March 4, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I just want eight guys, nine guys, whoever’s going to play hard, let’s go,” External link

masslive Wednesday, March 4, 2020 4:06:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Those were tough matchups for us no matter what,” “But again, the one thing you’ve got to be careful of when you’re up like that is like, you don’t want to give up just wide open threes to other guys and wide open dunks. So you should still be able to finish that game and guard as well as you can, make him a driver, don’t foul him, make him hit contested twos if he’s going to hit shots. We just really didn’t play well at the end. And, you know, we didn’t get the ball in twice. Like, terrible” External link

masslive Wednesday, March 4, 2020 4:06:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Sometimes things don’t go your way, the other team gets to feeling really good, and then you feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders to finish the game,” External link

masslive Wednesday, March 4, 2020 12:17:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens admitted : “I should have subbed a couple of guys out that normally play, and I just kept them in,” “We had the right intensity for most of the game and we just let our foot off the gas. But we got four stops in the fourth quarter. They scored 51 points. … We made a lot of plays today that were just not winning plays – and very simple, basic parts of our defensive system” External link

masslive Wednesday, March 4, 2020 12:17:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I have no idea who’s going to Cleveland. I think most of the coaches are going,” External link

masslive Wednesday, March 4, 2020 12:17:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We didn’t have any defensive intensity,” “I should have subbed a couple of guys out that normally play, and I just kept them in” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, March 4, 2020 9:35:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I guess if you’re in this game long enough you’ll see it at some point,” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, March 4, 2020 9:35:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I have no idea who’s going to Cleveland,” “I think most of the coaches are going. I just want eight guys, nine guys, whoever’s going to play hard, let’s go. Like, that was ridiculous” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, March 4, 2020 9:35:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “20 to 25 (minutes) is what we’re trying to keep it at,” External link

masslive Wednesday, March 4, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "He’s not a guy we really have to worry about coming in and trying to see how we can (re-integrate) him back into the offense or how we can get his rhythm back. Because he does such a great job of doing it and just going with the flow of the game”. Other pregame notes: - The Celtics were worked over pretty hard in the game against the Houston Rockets. Houston’s physicality was a very obvious deterrent to Boston’s offense, and it exposed a bit of weakness in the C’s. They’re more finesse than they are physical. When asked how the Celtics could better handle physical teams, Brad Stevens pointed to the weight room at the Auerbach Center. “That place over there. I don’t know what else to say,” he said. “PJ Tucker is going to be stronger than us. (Danuel) House is a big, strong guy. (James) Harden’s a big, strong guy. (Russell) Westbrook might not look as thick and strong as those guys but you add in the athleticism, he plays with such power. Some of it is you’ve got to figure out ways to get what you want without laying on a body all the time, especially when they’re as big and strong as those guys were. But I don’t have an easy answer for you. I think bench press may help, although it’s probably not the right thing to do anymore”. so the Celtics still aren’t at full strength. “It is weird. But yet we still been striving all year, this ridiculous — it’s crazy how well we’ve been playing with key guys out,” Smart said. “It shows us how dangerous we really can be when we have the full roster. That’s just something positive that we’ve got to look forward to, having everybody back”. Smart does see a silver lining in the constant shifting of lineups. “Guys got to be put in situations they probably didn’t think they’d be put in that quickly or they probably didn’t think they’d be put in at all this year. And they’re playing key minutes,” he said. “Romeo Langford and then Semi Ojeleye, they’ve been playing some good ball for us and they’ve been put in the spots that they probably didn’t think they’d be put in yet. But that’s the uniqueness about this team, we have so many guys that can play. So when guys go down, we’ve got guys coming off the bench that can keep that same level of play of the guys out there”. - Stevens is a big fan of the two-way process. This is the third season of the program, which allows for two extra roster spots dedicated to player who basically exist between the G-League and the NBA. It allows for 45 days of official NBA team time while getting paid more than $200,000 for the season. “I really like the two-ways. I like the concept. I wish we had them a little bit -- we wouldn’t have to worry about the days so much in the early part of the season. I wish there was a way to do that. I’m not sure how you do that. But I really like the concept," External link

masslive Wednesday, March 4, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I don’t know that we put limits on him,” “Sometimes you do have to take a step back and say what he’s accomplished at this age is pretty remarkable. I don’t think he’s satisfied with that. The improvement’s been good. Every step of the way, he’s improved from what’s happened last. It’s a good sign. I’m encouraged by him” External link

masslive Wednesday, March 4, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’ve just said all along that we are going to do everything we can to play through the strengths of our team which is the five guys we have kind of built it around,” “We knew that speed was an advantage for us, we knew that versatility and wing depth was an advantage for us. We think all of those guys are really good. Obviously, when Tatum is playing the way he is playing, you are trying to do little things to help find him a little bit more” External link

masslive Wednesday, March 4, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “That’s what everybody’s saying to do,” “I think it’s the right thing to do. But we do that in January when flu season hits, and December. Sometimes we get lucky and sometimes we don’t. We just try to do our best to educate, take every precaution and go from there. I’m not losing sleep over it” External link

masslive Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:58:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We didn’t play very many guys,” External link

masslive Tuesday, March 3, 2020 3:23:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think we know who this thing is kind of centered around, who we’re trying to maximize and I think that everybody to their credit plays around that role,” External link

masslive Tuesday, March 3, 2020 3:23:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Whatever minutes he plays, he’s going to have to play it at full throttle, and that’s part of getting back,” “But that’s why he’ll also be limited” External link

masslive Monday, March 2, 2020 11:01:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He just has the ability to make plays with very simple spacing because of his speed, quickness, and skill,” “I think that, you can tell in games like we’ve had over the last week, where it’s hard to score at times, that’s when you miss his burst and that motor” External link

masslive Monday, March 2, 2020 11:01:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “They blew up a couple of the options with their defense,” External link

bostonglobe Monday, March 2, 2020 3:49:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Daniel Theis ) : “I guess the one time I would have considered calling timeout was if I thought Theis had control of the ball after the fact,” “I was good with the way we ended that” External link

bostonglobe Monday, March 2, 2020 3:49:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Jayson Tatum ) : “Tatum’s greatest strength to me is his emotional ability to be great at any moment and his ability to quickly learn something,” “I always remember one of his first exhibition games, Charlotte ran a play that a lot of NBA teams run, and we had not gone through it in any way. He got burned on the first one. And on the second one he figured it out. And that’s why I think he has a chance to be really special” External link

masslive Sunday, March 1, 2020 5:21:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The physicality really affected us in both games against Houston, like really affected us,” “We have to become a little better holding our ground” External link

masslive Sunday, March 1, 2020 3:43:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think they’re one of the best teams in the NBA,” “They figured out how to play to their strengths of their team on both ends of the floor. Switching is very effective because they are all so strong. There’s really not a guy in their lineup that doesn’t have good size that plays. That makes the switching easy” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, March 1, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “We’ve definitely had a lot of discussions about that,” “There’s no way that book is closed yet on this year. He could easily be a guy that breaks into the rotation by the end of the year or certainly in a playoff series if you’re struggling to put the ball through the net” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, March 1, 2020 9:37:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Obviously what makes him different is his vertical athleticism,” “He’s got a special ability in those small spaces to block shots, to go up and grab lobs, but he’s also improved passing the ball. I thought he got better in coverages and those types of things before he got hurt, and those are the things that . . . when the first guy comes at him full speed off a pick-and-roll, it’s not going to be like going against our coaches” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, March 1, 2020 4:35:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I always remember one of his first exhibition games, Charlotte ran a play that a lot of NBA teams run, and we had not gone through it in any way,” “He got burned on the first one. And on the second one he figured it out. And that’s why I think he has a chance to be really special, but he’d be the first to tell you he’s not finished and he can still get a lot better. Because he’s going to see all this new stuff” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, March 1, 2020 4:35:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : "So hopefully I get to show all my speed now”. Kemba Walker is still working his way back to a possible return this week. Stevens laid out the plan for the next couple of days. “Kemba worked out today. He shot. Been in the weight room now," "He’ll play 3-on-3 tomorrow and then we’ll see if he’s cleared for practice Monday. If he’s cleared for practice Monday, they Tuesday’s in play”. - Carsen Edwards hasn’t played much, but that doesn’t mean he’s not finding ways to improve. “I understand the idea of development and playing, but there’s a lot goes on when you’re not playing when you say OK, what do I need to do to crack it,” he said. “On the road he actually goes and shoots before shootaround, or before the game. Here at home he got in at 8 this morning and was shooting early and working out early. That’s what those guys do. Prepare for their time with that”. Just because he hasn’t played much, it doesn’t mean him making an impact is out of the question. “We’ve definitely had a lot of discussions about that, and there’s no way that book is closed yet on this year" External link

masslive Sunday, March 1, 2020 3:38:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Jayson Tatum ) : "He could easily be a guy that breaks into the rotation for the end of the year or certainly in a playoff series if you’re struggling to put the ball through the net”. - Jayson Tatum has taken a leap, but he’s nowhere near a finished product. “He’s got a lot of room to improve which is good. We saw that on the west coast in the Lakers game," "He saw a bunch of doubles and we watched those all as a team. And then in the Utah game I thought he was way better against them, and that’s just because he sees some of that stuff for the first time" External link

masslive Sunday, March 1, 2020 3:38:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “Tatum’s greatest strength to me is his emotional ability to be great at any moment and his ability to quickly learn something,” "I always remember one of his first exhibition games, Charlotte ran a play that a lot of NBA teams run, and we had not gone through it in any way. He got burned on the first one. And on the second one he figured it out. And that’s why I think he has a chance to be really special, but he’d be the first to tell you he’s not finished and he can still get a lot better. Because he’s going to see all this new stuff”. - The first game after a long road trip tend to be a struggle for the home team, but Stevens isn’t buying that for this team. 'Obviously the West Coast road trips have always been things that people talk about. But I think us and other teams probably do it the same way now, and that’s probably changed the last 5-10 years is we fly back the day after, try to get reacclimated with another day of sleep," External link

masslive Sunday, March 1, 2020 3:38:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think our guys really respect his mind. And a lot of guys look up to him,” “He’s been kind of a quiet leader for us. And it makes sense that Rob would go and sit next to him and pick his brain” External link

masslive Saturday, February 29, 2020 10:08:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Brad Stevens ) : “Rob is going to be a second-unit guy,” “And so, Brad will be on the court, and a lot of those pick-and-rolls, it’s developing a chemistry and a synergy together” External link

masslive Saturday, February 29, 2020 10:08:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think the biggest thing -- and we’ve talked about this ad nauseum -- when he’s got a good look, take the good ones, and he’s done a pretty good job of that,” External link

masslive Saturday, February 29, 2020 3:31:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think you have to be able to do that,” “The better you are off the bounce -- Kemba’s great it, Tatum’s great at it, we’ve got a number of guys who are really good at it. But when bigs are way back and you can pull up at the three, it sure helps” External link

masslive Saturday, February 29, 2020 3:31:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens told : "I kind of get a kick out of the small-ball category," External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, February 29, 2020 3:14:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Robbie Williams ) : “Rob has been cleared to play, so it’ll be very limited for the first couple games,” External link

masslive Friday, February 28, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He had a little extra bounce in his step today,” “You can tell, he’s been antsy to go for a while now, so we’re happy that he’s going to be able to be back” External link

masslive Friday, February 28, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Robbie Williams ) : “Rob’s a pretty mobile guy,” “He can move with guards and wings, so he may get some minutes tomorrow. We’ll see how it goes” External link

masslive Friday, February 28, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “He went through some of the stuff prior to practice today, did not practice,” “I think the plan of attack is for him to go harder in the morning, maybe even ramp it up Sunday and then go from there. So hopefully back by Tuesday, but out for tomorrow is what I’ve heard last” External link

masslive Friday, February 28, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “The goal is to have him feeling great. Not just be ready, but feeling great. And so, when he gets back, you’re not doing the back and forth as much of sitting a few,” External link

masslive Friday, February 28, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Brad Stevens said : “I think the best part about this story is he’s had a year worthy of being named an All-Star,” External link

bostonglobe Friday, February 28, 2020 7:55:00 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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