Brad Stevens Rumors

On Friday, Heinsohn will become only the fourth player in league history to enter the Basketball Hall of Fame as both a player and a coach when he’s inducted as part of the Class of 2015 for his time on Boston’s bench. He’ll join a group of dual inductees that includes only Bill Sharman, John Wooden and Lenny Wilkens. “What he did as a coach — and he coached teams that sometimes were traditional, sometimes weren’t — and really had great success,” Stevens said. “And then his impact as a player, and his impact in the community, and on TV. I’m just happy for him. I count myself fortunate that Tommy Heinsohn will just swing by my office.”
The former Boston Celtics coach and his successor took part in the Action for Boston Community Development Hoops Dreams charity event, joining a few local celebrities, such as Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Attorney General Maura Healey, and journalists Bob Ryan and Jackie MacMullan, for a friendly shooting competition. “I haven’t shot on this court probably yet, other than in shoot-arounds a little bit,” said Stevens. “We don’t usually even shoot around here because the only time I ever come down here is for games, so it’s great to be here in a setting where you’re doing something for somebody else where it’s not just a part of a game.”
Jerebko said that Danny Ainge called him shortly after midnight when free agency began to extend a contract offer. Similar to what new Celtic Amir Johnson stated earlier this week, Jerebko loved the fact that Boston wanted him more than any other team. “They just said that they really liked what I brought to the team and they wanted me back,” he said. “Like I said, it was my first choice to come back and play for both of them, Danny and coach (Brad Stevens), and play with my teammates.”
Bogans spent 2014-15 out of basketball and was unsatisfied with the circumstances of his departure. Now that he’s back, he offered his explanation of his unceremonious exit from Boston. Rumors surfaced that Bogans got into an argument with coach Brad Stevens on a Celtics team bus. He and the organization said that never occurred. “That was totally made up. I read that story and that was a lie,” said Bogans, who has played 11 NBA seasons with eight teams. “Everything I read in the paper was a lie. I never talked to you guys. So for you all to speculate and say I blew up on the bus, I felt bad about that because that was all lies and that made me look bad with the rest of the NBA community.”