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Boston Celtics: Evan Turner says he doesn't want Brad Stevens taking responsibility for Ls: "As men and as players, we need to be accountable." Twitter @celtics
You can count Celtics head coach Brad Stevens among those who still sees value in what Garnett brings on the floor as well as serving as a living, breathing example of how the game should be played. "He looks like he has too much energy to retire," Stevens said. "Whether it's talking to our players, talking to our bench, talking to his teammates, the passion which he brings to the game is top-notch. And I think you can learn a lot from a guy like that if you're a young guy that's never been around him." CSNNE.com
Marc D'Amico: Stevens: "I'm not going to choose a new captain yet. This is an opportunity for our young guys to take ownership (of leadership)." Twitter @celtics
"I’ve committed to being here," Stevens told me before Thursday’s practice at the team’s facility. "I’ve already left a situation once and that was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to choose to do. This is something that as long as they want me to be here, this is what I want to be doing and I’m going to give it everything I’ve got. I know it’s all specific to the rumor mills and the discussion of one spot. I think they’ve got a good coach who’s done a helluva job. He doesn’t deserve that speculation. "I’m the head coach of the Boston Celtics," Stevens continued. "This is the job. This is where I am. This is what I want to do really well and I’m committed to being as good as I can every single day for the Celtics." SB Nation
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich: "He was a hell of a coach before he got here and he’ll be an even better coach as time goes on. He’s a special guy, that’s why Danny Ainge went and got him." Cavaliers forward Kevin Love: "I think Brad Stevens is an awesome coach. They’re going to be able to figure it out as they accumulate more talent and like I said, I’m a big fan of Brad Stevens." For his part, Stevens takes all of that in stride. "To be real candid, I don’t pay a whole lot of attention to it," he said. "A couple of the quotes get back to me, but very few. People have a tendency to say nice things. Let’s be real. Now, I do believe that. We are playing hard and we are getting better. But we still have a long way to go." SB Nation
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