Brad Stevens Rumors
Boston Celtics fans have taken to playfully calling the team’s third-year coach “President” Brad Stevens. One Celtics supporter, though, tried to start the process of making the title a reality. Stevens received one write-in vote during Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary, according to the full voting results posted by CBS Boston. Stevens earned his vote in the Republican primary that was won by Donald Trump.
Even before the Celtics hung 46 first-quarter and 74 first-half points on his team, Kings coach George Karl gushed about them. Karl may be running low on supporters in Sacramento — at least in the team’s front office — but he’s winning over supporters in Boston (or maybe just atoning for his post-world championships verbal sparring with Paul Pierce back in 2002). “Coach Stevens does a great job of pushing buttons and keeping everyone highly motivated,” said Karl. “They’re a fun team. I watched three films on them. The Cleveland game — because we play Cleveland [Monday] — [and] I’ll tell you what, they have a chance against Cleveland.”
Tim Bontemps: Clarification: the NBA has NOT changed the rules on the jumping on the backs of players at the foul line, as Brad Stevens said earlier.