Coach Stevens: the bad and the good

joshr joshrblabber at
Sun Nov 10 20:54:42 UTC 2013

We will learn to trust this guy, we can't second guess every substitution based on our limited information. I am wondering about Fav's decreased minutes but I am confident that there is a good reason. Giving Crawford the opportunity to expand his game? Brilliant. Playing KO and Sully 20-25 minutes a night? Perfect. Managing Green's mental state? So far so good. Making Bass a better player and expanding his role? Perfect (for now). 

Lesson #1: we now have a real basketball coach instead of a PR man. 
Lesson #2: Our coach is actually trying to win games, as opposed to pampering spoiled millionaires. 
Lesson #3: He can do this. YES!!!!!


On 2013-11-10, at 12:03 PM, Alex Goldblatt wrote:

> You can actually recollect all comments by Tommy for all this years , as
> well as winning streak after loosing Rondo last season...
> I guess it Cecile's much more evident why BS was brought in, the only
> amazing thing to me was Danny's impeccable judgment on this kid. And - for
> the record - I'm truly happy not having Doc around anymore...
> Things I personally learned over this week: BS actually MEANS when talking
> about importance of process... I am a convicted fool after my last post
> here - was made out of my frustration with rotation. Looks like we should
> not expect things settled down for a while, so I guess will just have to
> get used to all good, bad, and ugly coming with it .
> I expected a bumpy ride - I did not expect that much fun though... :)
> AG
> On Sunday, November 10, 2013, Eric Albert wrote:
>> The bad:
>> He's not one third the interview that Doc Rivers was, and probably never
>> will be.
>> "You do know that 'Brad' is just a nickname" kind of lies there, killing
>> one of my favorite running jokes.
>> His "Wallace just made a spectacular pass to Green for a fadeaway three
>> over Lebron to win the game but it's just another day at the office"
>> demeanor verges on the creepy.
>> On the other hand:
>> He's clearly shredded the tanking memo.
>> He's not superstitious. He wins two games with Vitor starting, then
>> switches to his rookie center against the Heat. I don't know another NBA
>> coach (most certainly including Doc) who would dare that.
>> Speaking of which: he plays the rookies. A lot. There's no "You've got to
>> prove it in practice for two years, Kendrick Perkins" nonsense.
>> He sees what's happening and fixes it, stat. We watched the
>> Avery-as-point-guard experiment fail for much of last year. It took Brad
>> four games to move Bradley back to the 2 and go with Jordan Crawford as his
>> starting point (Jordan Crawford???), with a midget rookie at backup. The
>> result? Avery puts in 17 points with ZERO turnovers, and spends the fourth
>> quarter calmly draining jumpers under duress.
>> After years of us fans hearing about "the running game," he's actually got
>> the team playing with pace through the *whole* 48. When's the last time the
>> C's scored 31 fourth-quarter points in a close game?
>> I think I'm going to enjoy the Brad Stevens Era.
>> -- Eric
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