Brad Stevens sat down for a conversation with ESPN’s Jeff Goodman and talked about a lot of things (being in Boston, falling asleep during Sox games, his biggest adjustments, etc.). The conversation move to Rondo, where Stevens explained Rondo thusly (Via WEEI)
“I knew from the first moment that I talked to him that he was going to be a person that would think not just about what you’re doing but why you’re doing it, and that’s a good thing. This is a great example. When you run a play, there are five guys in five spots, and most basketball players will go to their spot, they’ll do what they’re supposed to do, but they won’t know what the other four spots do, because they don’t understand why you’re doing it. He gets it all, and it’s no different in leading. It’s no different in how we’re coaching or running the organization. He understands the big picture, and I think it’s really important that we continue to share and talk about that, because he’s a big part of this.”
Rondo’s having a pretty good preseason for a guy who can’t play yet.