Immediately after the Celtics were eliminated from the postseason by Cleveland last Sunday, Brad Stevens didn't talk about how proud he was of his team for what it accomplished this season. Stevens didn't discuss the enormous gap in talent level between his club and the Cavs. He didn't say things like "Hey, this squad had no expectations for this year, just getting to the playoffs is a success."
No, instead Stevens was focused on how his guys could've been even better, and what they can do to improve going forward:
Stevens said he told the Celtics he was pleased with what they accomplished. But "we didn't come to the Boston Celtics for a quick exit."— Jay King (@ByJayKing) April 26, 2015
#Celtics coach Brad Stevens: That @tdgarden crowd is as good as it gets. Can only imagine what it would be like in long playoff run.— Scott Souza (@scott_souza) April 26, 2015
#Celtics coach Brad Stevens on whether this team made most of its potential: We went 40-42, lost our last four games, so 'No.'— Scott Souza (@scott_souza) April 26, 2015
Brad Stevens says emphatically that he does not think he got the best out of this team. "I guess that's just the way I'm wired," he states.— Marc D'Amico (@Marc_DAmico) April 26, 2015
Does Stevens think he got everything he could out of his team? "I don’t think I’ve ever felt that way about any team I’ve ever been around."— Ben Rohrbach (@brohrbach) April 26, 2015
#Celtics coach Brad Stevens said he hopes to "cut down the nets" here someday. ... (OK, we know what he meant)— Scott Souza (@scott_souza) April 26, 2015
Stevens: "I'm not a salesman; only thing I can say is you want to be part of a great environment. We've got a good foundation & culture."— Boston Celtics (@celtics) April 26, 2015
Brad Stevens: “The best thing I take from this year is we had growth, building, progress. Now we have to build on it."— Chris Forsberg (@ESPNForsberg) April 26, 2015
How can Celtics fans not love this guy?
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