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Ainge still feels really good about Stevens

Posted by shawn cassidy on November 8, 2013 at 2:35 AM

Brad Stevens finally got his first win as a NBA head coach Wednesday night. In the battle of winless teams. Stevens was awared the game ball b Wyc, and he celebrated for a mere 12 minutes. Stevens has been called a lot of great things, and despite the 1-4 start. Brad is still showing some great things as Celtics head coach.

What should we be crying about? The Celtics have played hard, and I think it's been expected with Rondo out, and with Stevens learning the NBA game. Not to mention many young players on this roster.


"He's a really smart guy and a really good guy," Ainge told The Sports Hub's Toucher and Rich show Thursday morning. "He really is who he appears to be. All the things you hear, and watching him as a college coach . . . There really is no baggage with Brad. He really is a genuine person."

Ainge praised the fact that Stevens, who was head coach at Butler University for six years before joining the Celtics, is adapting quickly to the pro game.

"He's a very intelligent guy. He's learning the game on the fly. It is a learning process for him, [but] he has a good assistant coaching staff that's helping him and some veteran players. But he's just a guy that works harder than any coach I've seen. I think he's going to be a great success."

One thing that I want to see from Stevens is a mean streak. Is he to nice? I don't know, but I think I want to see him a bit more powerful. Stevens has done a nice job so far, with a few moral wins this season, and one real win.

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Reply Morena
3:54 AM on November 8, 2013 
I agree, a mean streak would be nice some times.
I think it will come with learning the job.
Reply shawn cassidy
4:04 AM on November 8, 2013 
Morena says...
I agree, a mean streak would be nice some times.
I think it will come with learning the job.

Agree. I think right now, it's one big class for him. Maybe when this team starts contending for the playoffs again.