Brad Stevens Rumors

When the Boston Celtics were down 2-0 to the Chicago Bulls, head coach Brad Stevens showed no signs of panic. Four wins later, Stevens remains just as even-keeled even as the Celtics move on to the next round – a first for him in his four seasons as the Celtics head coach. “I was really proud of our guys for how they treated each other, how they stuck together and how they … nobody pointed fingers,” said Stevens, referring to the team’s 0-2 deficit to start this series. “They were just a great support network for one another, especially for Isaiah. They appreciated being counted out a little bit. We knew that, those first couple of days were really tough.”
Thomas said he would do the same after bidding farewell to his sister, who would have celebrated her 23rd birthday next week. Thomas is expected to make the cross-country trek back to Boston on Saturday night with hopes of being ready for Sunday’s Game 1, though Celtics coach Brad Stevens has reminded Thomas that he does not have to suit up if he is not emotionally ready after Saturday’s services. “[Saturday’s funeral] is a lot more important than [Game 1 on] Sunday,” Stevens said. “If it’s difficult, it’s difficult, but it’s just a basketball game. He’ll be ready to play. And if he decides when he gets there that it’s too much, that’s OK. That’s fine. This is a lot more important.”
17 hours ago via ESPN