Thursday, 24 May, 2018

Brad Stevens shrugs off lack of COY votes from peers

Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens USA TODAY Sports Images
Elias Hubbard | 12 May, 2018, 14:22

So special, in fact, the Boston Celtics owner referred to Stevens as the best coach in college basketball in 2010 to co-owner Steve Pagliuca, per Boston.com's Nicole Yang.

That result was not controversial, as Casey had an excellent year in leading the Raptors to the best record in the Eastern Conference. Despite having a roster that was down to just 11 healthy players by the end of their second-round win over Philadelphia, the 41-year-old coach has led Boston back to an improbable conference finals rematch with Cleveland.

Boston's success is all the more impressive considering the Celtics have been beset by injuries through the season. "Obviously, you know what I've said about Brad Stevens before and his ability to get the most out of his guys".

To me I definitely agree with Barkley it had to be the GREEN MONSTER JEALOUSY as Stevens did the most with the least by bringing his college concept of coaching basketball to the NBA and has been very successful in turning around the staggering Celtics prior to his arrival 5 years ago. "And the guy that should have won got it".

Isaiah Thomas made it known Wednesday there is only one correct choice for the voters when they cast their ballots for the NBA Coach of the Year award. They fell in Game 4, however, as Philly simply refused to go down quietly and get swept.

"I think a lot of our guys have been thrown into the fire".

"Every time they show Brad Stevens on the sideline you can't tell whether his team is winning or losing".

Although Casey came out as the clear victor according to his peers, his job is still in hot water after his Raptors got humiliated at the hands of LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, who swept Toronto in 4 games in the East semis. So while they may believe multiple coaches are worthy, there's only one option.

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