HoopsHype Brad Stevens rumors

March 2, 2014 Updates

The Celtics are 0-13 on the road against Western Conference teams, including a winless Western trip after the All-Star break as February drew to a close. On Celtics Insider, Abby Chin asked Celtics coach Brad Stevens about why his team has struggled out West. "First of all, the West is really good," Stevens said. "At the end of the day, the West is better than the East. You have Indiana and Miami in the East who have started the season playing really well. Out West, beyond just the top couple of teams, you can talk about six to eight who are in contention for not only playoffs but can make a run at the Western Conference Finals." CSNNE.com

February 26, 2014 Updates

Chris Forsberg: Stevens met with Rondo Monday re: missed SAC trip: "I’m moving forward. Then when Danny gets back in town, they can meet and go from there." Twitter @ESPNForsberg

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Ainge said Rondo, eligible for free agency after next season, likes playing in Boston, likes playing for coach Brad Stevens and he expects the point guard to be a Celtic for a while. "I believe he loves the city of Boston," Ainge said. "He believes in us, in turning this thing around. There's not a lot of stress right now because he knows he's not 100 percent. He's still getting healthy. I think by next year you'll see the real Rajon Rondo. I think right now, it's all good and we'll just go from there." CSNNE.com

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"My job is to give my opinions when asked on it," said Stevens. "At the end of the day, the most important thing for our program long term is to let those people make decisions and to trust that those are the right ones. Because I do trust them, they’ve done a great job with that in the past and Danny and his group know exactly what they are doing. I think the hardest thing for Chris is he’s just gotta realize that he can control what he can control. Hopefully he’s around here, but if he’s not, I don’t think by any means it will be the last time you see him. I think he’s going to have a nice career in the NBA." ESPN.com

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Never mind. The Celtics won. Jeff Green put the team on his shoulders and scored a season-high 39 points, while the Wizards wilted with a display of selfish basketball. Boston blew a 19-point first-half lead, but Gerald Wallace made a driving layup with 2.5 seconds remaining in overtime Wednesday night for the 113-111 victory that snapped a 10-game road losing streak. ‘‘Lot of reasons to give up,’’ Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. ‘‘And they didn’t do that.’’ Green shot early and often, finishing with career-highs in 3-pointers attempted (16) and made (8). Rookie Phil Pressey added a career-high 20 points. The Celtics played without Rajon Rando, Avery Bradley and Jerryd Bayless and at one point had Chris Johnson and Vander Blue, both on 10-day contracts, on the floor together in the second quarter. ‘‘I just put myself in the position where I had to be the man to carry the team and shoot the ball,’’ Green said. ‘‘So that’s what I did.’’ Boston Globe

January 15, 2014 Updates

The Boston Celtics excused veteran guard Keith Bogans indefinitely on Tuesday due to personal reasons, but coach Brad Stevens wouldn't elaborate much on his status before Wednesday's game. "I don’t really want to get into too many specifics," Stevens said. "He’s obviously been excused from the team for now. He’s still under contract here. I personally like Keith and that’s where I’ll leave it." Does Stevens expect Bogans back with the team? "Undecided, unknown," Stevens said. ESPN.com

January 14, 2014 Updates

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