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Your Morning Dump… Where Brad Stevens is already a hit with the players

John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) September 16, 2013 Brad Stevens, Celtics News, The Morning Dump 5 Comments

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Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.

“First and foremost, it’s a respect factor,” Jordan Crawford said. “Back-to-back Finals Fours … he knows the game. So it’s really not about the transition to the NBA, it’s just getting comfortable with yourself and knowing your team.”

[…] “If you need something on the court, he’ll help you. If you need to sit down and talk to him, he’ll do that as well,” Pressey said. “I’ve watched film with him already, and the season hasn’t even started. Right now he’s off to a good start, and I can’t ask for anything else.”

Echoed rookie Kelly Olynyk: “[Stevens is] real intelligent, real smart guy, real personable and fun to be around. And he’s a great coach, and there’s not a lot more you can ask for when you’re a player than to have a great coach — in all facets of the game too.”

ESPN Boston: Stevens ready as camp approaches

Yup, Brad Stevens is hitting all the right notes early on, which just continues what maybe mistaken for part 10 of a summer series on why Brad Stevens is so awesome.

Seriously.  Everything that’s been written about the guy has been glowingly positive.  I feel the need to temper some of this enthusiasm to reset expectations for the guy back down to a realistic level… except I can’t find much to help me accomplish this goal.  Hell… even that picture is perfect. This guy’s not only a really good coach with a great reputation who is hitting it off with all the players already… he’s freakin’ adorable too.

Actually, reality will hit us all soon enough  There’s no need to go looking for anything.  Maybe it’s just best to bask in the pre-pre-season glory of happy, young players and the coach who is impressing the hell out of everyone.  We’re all still in a first place tie right now, everyone is happy, and excitement is high.  Let’s just keep it that way for now.

The rest of the links:

USA Today:  Celtics’ 21-st in “watchability”  |  CSNNE:  Celtics Talk TV: What to do at shooting guard

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  • Ron Flanders

    Stevens is a great coach. It’s great the rookies love him. Will veterans love him? I know one thing they love…winning.

  • Tommy_Heinsohn

    Red Sox were supposedly in a rebuilding year, no expert predicted the season they’re having… Now I’m not trying to say that the Celtics are going to be one of the best teams in basketball, but it’s certainly possible they make the playoffs or overachieve.

  • Curt Hays

    Maybe this is the topic to remain unmentioned, but we all know that we all secretly expect a playoff run this season. I do. Love them Celtics, and I believe in them.

    • Raoul

      You’re absolutely correct. Personally, I expect them to do well in the playoffs. Not even my reservations about those expectations have changed from the last few years…. if we are healthy. I expect us to make a solid playoff run and am not the least bit hesitant to say that they can beat the best teams out there, right now. They have all the right pieces. That’s not the issue. It’s nearly everyone’s first time playing together, but everyone has the incentive to make it work.

  • Raoul

    OMG he looks like JFK! I was wondering why I trusted him so much. Stevens for President!