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Rebuilding not a word that Stevens likes

Posted by shawn cassidy on October 6, 2013 at 3:40 AM

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When the Boston Celtics traded their coach, and when they traded two Hall of Fame players. I didn't see as a 100% rebuilding effort. To me a rebuild looks like this. Remember when Lebron James left Cleveland? Who was the star on that team? Any superstar there? No their wasn't. The Celtics on the other hand have last years All-Star starting point guard Rajon Rondo. The Celtics are not rebuilding, but the are building. They're building a team around Rondo, or at least for the time being.


Players, even the veterans, have unanimously suggested they like Stevens' teaching style so far. Avery Bradley smiled at training camp and said, "I just enjoy him as a coach. He wants to teach you. Everything you’re doing, he wants to teach you, he wants you to be the best you can be.”

Stevens doesn’t like the term “rebuilding,” but he knows his attention to fundamentals should help the young Celtics roster.

“That was one of the reasons why I was brought in, was initially to be a part of, in the building stages of a program,” he said. “I don’t use the word rebuild, I’ve never used the word rebuild. Every year you’re building something. You’re just building, building and building.”

I couldn't agree more with Brad Stevens. He's building a team, and it's not like he's building a team without a star. This team has Rajon, and some budding stars in Green, Olynyk, and Bradley.

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Reply C'slife
4:21 AM on October 6, 2013 
AMEN! This team is not a rebuilding team. It's just not, and the reference of Cleveland was a solid example. This team has Rondo an All-Star, just sayin.
Reply paul
6:05 AM on October 6, 2013 
There's a lot there to work with. And so many seem to overlook the cornerstone we already hav.e.
Reply Greg
1:09 PM on October 6, 2013 
I heared that cornerstone is pretty good.
Reply Morena
5:14 PM on October 6, 2013 
Let's not forget Sully!! I liked the connection he already created with Rondo last year!!