HoopsHype Brad Stevens rumors

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“I think he’s an easy coach to play for,” said Rajon Rondo. “He’s very positive. He not a yeller. He’s always encouraging and moving on to the next play. Who wouldn’t want to play for a coach like that? He’s a humble coach. I mean, I don’t know if that’s the key, but it has to help. I don’t know. He’s got the secret; I don’t have it.” Boston Herald

“You know what I realized? A great coach anywhere is a great coach everywhere,” Bass said. “That’s on all levels of basketball. If you’re great, you’re great. I just think you have to have humility, like he always preaches. When you go to different levels, you adjust and you act like a sponge. You absorb different things, and the quicker the better. It’s early, but I love what I see. And I think the rest of the league is seeing it, and they appreciate what coach is doing here. For sure, I would say he’s easy to play for. But he definitely demands your best every day. That’s a guy you want to play for.” Boston Herald

“It’s difficult because you’ve been used to one situation for so long,” Jeff Green said. “It’s tough to adapt as quickly as you want to. But over time you realize the bigger picture and you start to realize more of his schemes and what he wants. It helps that he studies the game. You can tell when a coach really doesn’t study his craft. But when you meet with Brad you know he studies it, he examines it, he analyzes it back and forth. You know he knows what he’s talking about, and that makes it easier to play for him.” Boston Herald

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Baxter Holmes: Brad Stevens said he has no idea what Gino Time is. Reporters were trying to explain it to him after the game. Twitter @BaxterHolmes

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Stevens didn’t have a lot to add to the trade rumor talk surrounding the Celtics — which is an entirely appropriate response considering that, from all involved sources, there isn’t anything major going on. “I think until it’s something validated on the inside, then I would say I don’t even pay attention to rumors. Nothing, to me, has really been discussed,” Brad Stevens said. “I’m not a part of that group, with regard to making decisions like those, so I just focus on coaching the team. The one thing you can’t get caught up in, and I lived this in college, is not everything you read has any validity.” Boston Herald

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Brad Stevens threw more cold water on alleged discussions of trade scenarios involving the Celtics. He said after today's practice that he's not really involved in that side of the operation, but added that he'd hear if something was, in fact, going on -- and he hasn’t, so... "I think until it's something validated on the inside, then I would say I don't even pay attention to rumors," Stevens said. "Nothing, to me, has really been discussed. "I'm not a part of that group, with regard to making decisions like those, so I just focus on coaching the team. The one thing you can’t get caught up in, and I lived this in college, is not everything you read has any validity." Boston Herald

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Luckily for Stevens, he's a better coach than shooter and his players continue to rave about what he's done in getting Boston on track after an 0-4 start. Riding a four-game winning streak now to get back to .500, his charges shoveled much of the credit to him for giving the team a fighting chance in every game this season. "There’s something special about that guy [Brad Stevens], man," marveled Brandon Bass. "He’s a rookie coach, but he’s very knowledgeable and he’s picking up things pretty fast." ESPN.com

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