Celtic players' first impressions of Brad Stevens overwhelmingly positive

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By Clint Corey

CSNNE.com posted multiple blurbs of a good portion of The Celtic player's first impressions of Brad Stevens and the only other person or entity on the planet that is receiving comparably rave reviews is the recently released 3D science fiction thriller and space drama film Gravity.

Rajon Rondo: "He came down to my camp this summer and we got to know each other a little bit. ...I'm looking forward to playing for him.

Kelly Olynyk: "I always thought of him as a basketball genius and after interacting with him, now I know why."

Brandon Bass: "He's got a great future here because of the way's he's taken everything in."

Courtney Lee: "I love him. He's a hard-worker, dedicated. ... He's here throughout the night [referring to a 2:30 a.m. video session]."

Kris Humphries: "He's a great basketball mind. ...He knew everything about every player coming in."

What's interesting of note is last year Olynyk was on the losing end in a game against a Stevens coached Butler team which was one of the best games in all of college basketball last season.

In fact, the winning shot by Butler's Roosevelt Jones, was made on a runner over Kelly Olynyk's outstretched left arm:

My question, with regards to the ending of this classic, is why did Mark Few, one of the brightest minds in college basketball in his own right, have a 5'11" Stockton (son of NBA Hall Of Famer John Stockton) inbounding the ball on the side out of bounds in such a critical situation?

I'm pretty sure Stevens wouldn't and will not make the same mistake this season.

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