Brad Stevens Rumors
Are you aware of your team’s record when you wear a tie this season? “I don’t know my record with the tie, but I know that’s being bantered about,” Stevens said. “I also know that, when you lose however many games good teams lose in this league — what is it, if you win 50, you lose 32 — like that’s 32 ways to screw up being superstitious. I’ve lost all my superstitions. If I had any coming in, they’re all gone.”
Fair enough, Coach. But your tie usage rate is off the charts this season. Stevens wore a tie only 17 times during the 81 regular-season games he coached last season or a mere 21 percent of Boston’s schedule. This year, he has gone with a tie in eight of Boston’s 17 games. So why the uptick? “I just really enjoy formal attire,” deadpanned Stevens, who probably would coach in windpants and a team polo if the league allowed it.
Gary Washburn: Here’s Isaiah Thomas talking about his Friday “we gave up” comments and his early Saturday morning conversation with Brad Stevens. #Celtics “I just called (Stevens) and let him know how I felt. And deep down he knows who I am. I’m nobody to bash anybody. I’ve never done that. He knows I want to win and my teammates know I want to win as well. I’m going to do whatever it takes. I just called him to let him know I wasn’t calling anybody out. That’s just how I felt. And I was frustrated. He was all for yr knows I mean well and my teammates do as well. It’s on us about turning the next page and even with the media he says just take deep breath and go out there, even though you have high emotions or you might be frustrated. Just think before you talk. I was frustrated last night with how things went and I think everybody else. I just said what I felt was right and I talked to my coach about it and he understands.”