TAG: Brad Stevens

NBA, Smack / Feb 27, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Rajon Rondo Says Birthday Off-Day Story “My business…Not Yours.”

Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo (David Butler II/USA TODAY Sports)

Perhaps you’ve missed the recent Rajon Rondo non-story. According to Rondo’s most recent words on the subject, following Boston’s 115-104 win in Atlanta on Wednesday, that’s intentional. When asked by reporters after the game what the story was, Rondo replied in a typically annoyed fashion, “It’s my business. It’s not yours.” Which, well, he’s right. Read More »

NBA / Jan 30, 2014 / 5:00 pm

6 Rebuilding NBA Teams That Could Takeover In The Future

Victor Oladipo, Damian Lillard

Victor Oladipo, Damian Lillard (Craig Mitchelldyer/USA TODAY Sports)

This NBA season, it seems some teams are in full tank mode. If you just take a look at the Eastern Conference standings alone, you will understand. This year’s NBA Draft prospects are the perfect cash crops for GMs and owners around the league who are looking to rebuild their teams. Read More »

NBA / Jan 21, 2014 / 3:00 pm

The East Should Be Afraid: Rajon Rondo Is Back

Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo (photo. Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

With the rash of injuries to many of our favorite All-Star players, the NBA season went from exciting, to, well, quite boring. Fans thought they would watch the likes of Derrick Rose, Kobe Bryant and Russell Westbrook battle this year for an NBA championship. Instead, these superstars are doing the same things as the fans: watching. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jan 19, 2014 / 6:49 pm

Report: League GM’s Believe Celtics Will Deal Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo, Tyreke Evans

Rajon Rondo, Tyreke Evans (David Butler II/USA TODAY Sports)

Point guard Rajon Rondo is back on the court for a Celtics team vastly different than the one he last suited up for in the last few days of January, 2013. Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett are gone, as is coach Doc Rivers, and GM Danny Ainge continues to transition the team into a rebuild this season by hiring a young coach and stockpiling draft picks. But Rondo might be the next, and the final key cog from their championship-winning team in 2008. Read More »

NBA / Jan 2, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Reason No. 1 Why Boston Can’t Tank: Their Coach Is Too Good

Brad Stevens

Brad Stevens (Winslow Townson/USA TODAY Sports)

First-year Celtics coach Brad Stevens has been a revelation in Boston. The former Butler coach has figured out how to fit a roster of square pegs into round holes, finding his new team in the playoff mix in the Eastern Conference even without their All-NBA point guard. Stevens, thanks to his wild success at the collegiate level, could have entered the league with a huge ego (like a certain former big-time college coach who attempted to bring his college style to the pro game in Boston), but he has done the complete opposite. Read More »

NBA / Dec 11, 2013 / 5:30 pm

The 15 Biggest Surprises Of The NBA Season So Far

Eric Bledsoe

Eric Bledsoe (photo. Instagram/phoenixsuns)

With the 2013-14 regular season reaching the conclusion of its first quarter, it’s time to look at some of the more surprising developments after the first 20-odd games. We haven’t yet reached Christmas and the lead-up to the 2014 All Star Game in New Orleans is still around two months away, but that doesn’t mean there haven’t been some developments that caught a lot of people off guard. Read More »

NBA / Nov 22, 2013 / 3:15 pm

Gregg Popovich Learns From Rookie Coach Brad Stevens?

Gregg Popovich

Gregg Popovich (photo. Instagram/officialspurs)

Gregg Popovich has captured four NBA titles while coaching the San Antonio Spurs for more than 15 years, and he’s kept them in title contention even with aging stars Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili in the twilight of their careers. Despite the resume, he recently paid the ultimate compliment to first-year Celtics coach Brad Stevens when he claimed to have learned from the former Butler helmsman. Read More »

NBA / Nov 7, 2013 / 1:30 pm

Why We’re Rooting For Losses: Inside The Mind Of A Celtics Fan

Jeff Green

Jeff Green (photo. David Deal)

Before last night’s win over the Jazz, the Celtics had started out 0-4. In a normal year, that would be extremely disappointing. But under the circumstances, is it such a bad thing?

On one hand, there is talent on the roster and a promising new coach. On the other, that talent is extremely young and their superstar is still recuperating from a torn ACL. Last year, with more or less the same roster (oh and two Hall of Famers), the Celtics were ousted in the first round. Read More »

NBA / Oct 28, 2013 / 2:15 pm

5 Reasons To Watch The 2013-14 Boston Celtics

Jeff Green

Jeff Green (photo. Instagram/unclejg8)

With the start of the 2013-14 NBA season rapidly approaching, we thought it only fair to share what makes each team so exciting. Ontologically speaking, all 30 teams deserve our eyeballs this season. Even disastrous lineups still present oodles of plays, personalities, highlights and headaches. Here are five things to keep in mind for each team before flipping the channel.

Next up, a young, rebuilding Boston Celtics team reeling from the loss of two leaders and the absence of an injured point guard. Read More »

NBA / Sep 25, 2013 / 5:30 pm

The Top 15 Coaches In The NBA Right Now

Gregg Popovich

Gregg Popovich (photo. Instagram/officialspurs)

There is a wide belief among sports fans that basketball would be the easiest sport to coach as a player. The assumption that a player could play major minutes on a professional basketball team while playing productively and controlling the ego of million dollar players does not seem like an easy thing for a person to do. This becomes incredibly important when you remember the amount of video that coaches watch to reinvigorate stagnant offenses and to keep defenses strengthened. Read More »