35 Burst results for "Brad Stevens"
"brad stevens" Discussed on The Cedric Maxwell Podcast
"It. But I'll tell you one thing though. This is great for the for the fact that the lower-tier if you will Celtics roster, right? Because they're going to finally get this training camp in, finally get some really against something like this Romeo Langford. This is the best summer. He's had to use like he's he's he's pumped, he does. He's not, he's not healing or he's not going through a surgery for the first time this week. Here's a question with me. Ask you this, have you actually seen him play? A little bit. The one I pour warm enough of shooting Max. Have you seen em made her plate? Cuz they he's on the roster. Have you seen him play? You looked off lights as you. You you're going to be calling these guys going to be cracking away. When you get hit back-to-back threes, man. I'm going to let that do right there off. That's nice! Nice play! No no no! But that's always like this to me. Have you seen him play? I've seen some highlights. Mango juice, I'll be right back. Hangs up called back in 10 minutes. Like don't ever make me look at highlights and then again please, please, you're killing me and see all season. It was like, it wasn't that bad but the fans love them. I mean, I just wonder. Yeah, they love. Yeah, because his name Max. It's like a cell phone. Well, first of all, I like, yeah, but Celtics fans are going to go with the same thing. You're going to see the truck these highlights and I'm thinking like okay skip must be about six eight six nine know like about 6 might could you thinking that's how it got me looking at. I think he isn't as ready as as Peyton Pritchard. Oh no. Yeah but I haven't seen a a no-name rookie come off. As ready as Peyton has come in a while maybe gyro gyro that's that's another one. He gets a full training camp, he gets a full summer leading. This is good, this is good for some really good you know. He could emerge as the starting point guard Following season, I mean he's going to get plenty of, you'll get plenty of minutes on this roster. At least the way the way it looks right now match you have a long. She actually you are to Joshua. I don't have to do. It shows more, no matter me. It's going to be a long season for you. If in fact we I think that what we have to talk about is do you guys think we're going to be on the road because both of you last month you know I says oh you're horse is a minute just relax mix out okay to you that you guys are going to be on the road broadcast. Thank you talk to Nick this week and it goes home printer. Would say you're not going to be, they're not going to let you in the arena like night and night and day during the summer league game at the television Studio, you're talking about the Summer League games. I'm just saying, what is the what's the Nipigon sub-assembly game? If somebody has you doing in the studio, nothing. Well, people will watch. I think I am. I am, I am. Should I be advertising the other way since I'm going to be yes, that'd be like you're talking about watching this. Poor. Oh okay. You talking about Thursday. This is going to be mesmerizing bad, stay with it because first of all, I gotta find out who the hell the players, but you're going to be there.
"brad stevens" Discussed on The Cedric Maxwell Podcast
"I mean, I think I appreciate the anez cancerous more than most more than most people do more than that, you see. Ennis, you do want to we'll still fighting for a playoff spot of mine right now. The way the roster looks, they're still fiber play. I want I want a backup. Just a little dog. The way by, to first of all, with the Subscribe button you know to make sure you get all this context, I'll just get the information. But here's the question. I would love for our listeners to dive into because I get you with this the other day. It's LeBron Joe and like do steal one of the top five players in the league if you take in age, For Tennessee, All-Star game. Are you picking, LeBron and your 5 know me is right outside. He's outside edge, you know, he's not waiting number 16, where were you at? I think so. Go ahead, go to list. You got, you got the list? We went through this. Yeah, I mean, I think it's a great question. I've used that question with everybody who talk Hoops because it makes you think cuz it's hard to say LeBron's not there, but he's not It's easy to run by you think about the the Lucca's. And the, who else did you mention? Anthony Davis? Even, oh, my God. Playlist on Thursday. And I mean even the guy that gave two hundred and thirty million dollars to up and Golden State and think I will probably end up going that way home. I don't know. I think I still go LeBron though. The rant you go ahead. You hear you rent for sure? I mean but let me say my piece here but one of the over here, anybody on our list..
"brad stevens" Discussed on The Cedric Maxwell Podcast
"Camel client was like well this is the point of the plan. We're going to play them in brown and we're going to play with them this year and see how good they can be. And then we're going to add pieces as they progress and I like the idea of really nice guy friends. If you don't need a blockbuster deal for a Karl, Anthony towns, you're still essentially in the same spot. If you went out and traded the way Brown to go out and get Bill Bradley Beal. So, I, I like, I actually like what they're doing. Essentially, most Celtic fans were saying Brands is just sitting on his hands right now with a brand. Has a plant. A big girls love that shakes. The last shot popular show. So far away here, real fast showing here. Why is Cedric Maxwell podcast box where my left and Max on my right and somehow they invited me in here to talk hoops. And so, we're here guys, Max you down in North Carolina, it's going on down there weather. Good weather is fantastic. You know, everybody's excited down here about, you know, the Hornets. They're really excited about them. They're excited also about the Panthers, you know, their, their football team. So this is a sports city, they got, you never knew that. Well, they got a game, which is coming here, this is going to be Clemson and I think often in Georgia, a plane here in Charlotte. So, man. I can't imagine, you know, the price of the ticket or the price. Yeah, place to stay going to happen. When we were told me Thursday. Is right now. Is it even going to look at it? But Toyota you sucked into the the Charlotte Sports life and all that. It can keep talking on and on but I mean to his credit though. Yeah, I'm sure they're bit more excited..
Brad Stevens Explains Why Celtics Made Kemba Walker Trade
"On friday. We had a rare postseason trade with boston. Sending kemba walker. And this year's first round sixteenth overall to oklahoma city for al horford the move freeze the celtics in the final year of canvas deal saving the team about thirty two million dollars in the process. Here is how brad. Stevens explained the move on monday. We had look at with the idea of moving That first round pick this year right a gave us the opportunity to look at a A road ahead with a few more options from the financial flexibility standpoint All of our future you know. First round picks passed this year Which again gives you more options. And then you know it was the It was the best deal That we thought with regard to you know returning players. Riot i mean the idea Or the opportunity to add How do make significantly less money. But his You know a really good player that has corporate knowledge of this environment.
"brad stevens" Discussed on The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden
"I also think, you know, I've been doing this for eight years, I've been in that locker room for for with some of those guys for a long time and they'll they'll get a Dell. They're going to get the play-offs for a great coach with, you know, some similarities maybe. But also some great new fresh perspectives and I think that that's a good thing. And so I'm looking forward to them. Finding that person because I do think like people can be reinvigorated. Yeah, I was watching it. Yeah. You said people could be invigorated by that and there goes John John hearing you John come on man. Cave first bit of a bit of a non-answer on the wire you better okay? Sorry. Sorry I was muted so you wouldn't hear me during the thing, the song There is a couple of times where near me cuz I was making comments. Yeah, we could hear you. There's a couple of times where Brad is stumped in that presser and that was one where, why are they better off? And you ever interview for a job, you don't really want and they're like, why do you really want this job? And you're like, I'm driven and he took that for a second and so that was a 17 times I've been here, it's not so weird. I'm a God I I do basketball you know like that was one and then the other was basically birth. Like do you want the job, sort of was one of the questions and do you want to coach again or would you would you have been fine returning his coach? And it was like absolutely, you know, so like I'm really struggling to believe that this was Brad's life's goal. I believe. And the way Wick talked about it, this was the other one. I don't know if that's a clip we have or not Bobby, but it's like how did this come about? And he was like, I don't know, you know, I was drinking a premium tequila with Brad one day and I just said, hey GM, you want to do it, haha? Thanks to Brad was like, oh sure, you know, like this weird Bobby thought it was like, you know. So yeah, I do want to get into that thing with said, because ultimately, he's kind of The Mastermind of this in some way and they asked him why they're better with Brad is GM rather than a coach. And he says that he was born for this and they've just seen his natural basketball Instinct..
"brad stevens" Discussed on The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden
"On that. You think about jaylin's, excuse me, Jason's reaction to that topic. You know, I don't have anything to do with that kind of decision-making. That's not in my, that's not in my job description. I just felt like he wage defensive because he probably saw this coming or at least Danny Ainge may have confided in him that or not confide in him. But asked him about what they think of Brad Stevens, you know, I just think off the conversation had to have also have been as everyone in this court done with Brad or at least. Would they hate it if he's not back at that as your coach next season and you, you'd have to think that the, the answer was clear that they were ready to move on. They might be. But Bobby, what's your take? Hear the radio silence worries, me a little because I just think they might not know what I think they're processing it, but it's a little bit of shock. Like I didn't see this coming, so I don't know how to realize. Yeah, I'm still in GM. Brad Stevens that never crossed anybody's mind and it's still feels. I don't want to say silly because obviously Brad's a basketball mind. And I, I do think there's a chance that he could do well in this role, but he's a coach. I mean, he this guy is one of the best coaches in the league and he's moving to this GM spot where I think it's less than certain. He's going to be long-term. And I ultimately want Danny Ainge of successor to be in it for the long haul. And Thursday is so much demand for Stevens as a coach. So we know of Jeff saying, all year, he could coach a different NBA team in a second. And we know that desire at the college level that they would be for him. I can imagine. And again, someone told me earlier, Danny Ainge, became GM at 44. Change was at a much different spot in his coaching career than Brad was at this point. I know Brad with some heat, but we all knew that the trust and Stevens. As a coach was high enough where he would instantly have another job guy. So the second that he gets that it's to jump back into coaching. Wage, does he try to step back into the role here? Does he start looking at other opportunities, elsewhere? I guess the fact that he's locked in for these amount of years here, makes it a little bit easier for him to walk away the groundwork for the future. But ultimately, I think it's an awkward transition. Like, unless this really is just something that he got into a pitched on and love. But I can't imagine it because we know how much Brad loves coaching. I mean, this guy's been coaching for his whole adult life, like he stepped right into it Outta College wage. Derived at Butler Thrive with the Celtics and now a couple of rough years and he's done with it. Like it's just I'm just so doubtful of that and I think it's just such a weird situation. And the Motions, there seemed very dubious to me with the contract and everything else and the money involved and that's the thing. So lets, you know, it's when we're when we went live I mean as soon after the announcement we had Jeff on and Jeff Jeff's. First reaction was you know because Jeff knows Danny obviously Jeff spends most of his time you know covering college sports. So he gets to know these jobs and he has a relationship with Brad and you know as far as he knows this is not something Brad has necessarily ever aspired to he's a coaching guy and second a family man..
"brad stevens" Discussed on Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman NBA Podcast
"Listen he made him competitive and most of them when we thought they were done at a point. He had some help from his good friend, Kevin McHale to get him to get him back on track there and get get you know the last Banner but and after that he found a way right I mean find a way Brad Stevens. Did a great job the first you know, five six years. So my steam said we'd be happy to have a feather in the cap that they went to the Conference Finals three times. Yeah you know whatever it was like but I'm a Danny Ainge van. I am, I know I'm not supposed to say that but I've done your relationship with him over the last fifteen years, I can say it. And I you know, I've never, I was so pleased to know he remembered that that that we didn't know what's going to happen at the day off. Specific day, the day he was activated as a Celtic in night after he begat next extricated from the Blue Jays and they had one that said not, they didn't win the trial. They had a settlement with the Blue Jays after losing the trial. Anyway, we had lunch down the street at Causeway Street and and then they're in the afternoon. He got a milli after when he was activated and he got in the game that night. I remember one of the they kicked. Somebody's ass he got in some garbage time. Anyway to me it's a wonderful career to wonderful, career know I think it's been a success and you think that you know that they they they had a chance to win three, definite o9kg got hurt right. That was the end of that. And then in ten it's one of my thoughts occurring nightmares, they're up three and and three possessions totally 94. Seconds of the fourth quarter. They went down six and Derek Fisher. Hit him with a 3 to start it and and that's you know that's wage. Perkins didn't play game, 7 and Rasheed Wallace. They need a one game out of that. I won't say it, but get them downloaded and you didn't get.
"brad stevens" Discussed on Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman NBA Podcast
"We want to try to figure something out. What can we do? And the other part, if you're Danny Ainge, I'm looking at it. A part you're retiring. You want to keep your son, Austin employed. What better way? Then to be a proponent of Brad Stevens sliding into his seat. And Brad has already said on the, on the press conference. He said, listen, I'm keeping Mike zarren, I'm keeping us the names, I'm keeping a blue and I'm keeping everybody, he mentioned Austin's name, I took note of that very carefully, he mentioned his name and his list, laundry list of people, but he got it in a specific category of, you know, a lot of machinations. I mean, I'm this is why I wouldn't be any good at all this cuz I, I just don't I just got a screw. It just let me know when you're at the conclusion and we'll talk about it, but no dead. Just questions for both people. All right, but let's start with stick with Brad. I think we agree that it's impossible to think that 44 year old Brad Stevens. They're not be coaching somewhere down the road, that's just hard for me, just for the record. Read was 48 and a different time in World less stressed world, if they had all the responsibility cuz I had no assistant coaches know, travelling secretary, you know. No, not, they would he did everything actually much when you did in those dead and he gave it up at forty, eight people realizing he put do not cuz he always looked into terminal middle-aged, he looked the same at 68 as he did at 38 and that's the gospel, you know, very little. They look the same. Yeah. Anyway, that's but so the people know that we are back was 48. Any age is 46 mean Brad. Stevens is 44 and that's hard for me to believe that off right now that I think we agree on that. So how long he's going to be this boss of the Celtics is there's not going to be a real long time. I want to know, I want to get to it. What did you think of it? You like it? Do you not like it. But let's start with the, I guess. Let's start with a brad Stevens because Danny is retiring is Jack. Daniel's retiring..
"brad stevens" Discussed on Winning Plays
"To be a luxury tax at all, because you just got bounced in the first round and games need, then you your answers get really narrow. So, without knowing that, that's difficult. And this is something that will talk about, in, in other calls, and it's a struggle because like, if a team is under the salary cap, I can do the math and tell you what they can do under certain circumstances, right? Like it's not that hard, it's arithmetic, right? We can say they have this amount of dollars to spend if they make these moves and then they have these exceptions if you are over the tax and not dead. Happen. Not really worried about the tax again. Easy, like we have these exceptions, you can work with them in these ways. You can make these trades under these trade rules. The question now is something that we can't do the math on ourselves. It's literally just like, what are these couple of people run, who really run the team willing to spend on the team next year and they're not going to tell us. They just say, you know what they said again today I think which is like we have a history of spending. It's like you don't actually have a history of spending but okay, you can always say that and if they aren't willing to really put like a lot of money into it, then it just some of the questions sort of answered them. Get like I said, the answer is getting narrow and like you just sort of have to answer them in certain ways, and those options are limited. It's things like. Well, you have to either trade Kemba Walker or not re-sign, Evan Fournier, and you don't have a whole ton of time to work with it and figure that out. And so those are difficult questions and and roster chair and went with a whole bunch of guaranteed contracts can be hard to pull off. If they're all negative value, contracts, and you're not allowed to add salary by cutting guys, because you can't pay luxury tax on those salaries. Like, how do you fix the back end of the roster and something that I've been sort of working off? Last couple of days of like, actually don't know how you solved the bench problem, unless again you have a, you know, spend a lot luxury-tax. So, without an answer to that question, it's just a really hard thing to even like model or figure out what you would like to. Hang out. What we like to happen is that the ownership goes, oh yeah. Go ahead, spend seventy million dollars in luxury tax and figure out and do whatever you need to do. Great. Now, we got a lot of options. Now I can talk about all the fun things that are possible here but short of that, it's like, what's he going to do? Like the changes around. The edges are going to happen and you hope you find a better fit and you hope that everybody stays healthy next year and your the receipt or the force-feed like a month and that you're turning things in the right direction for again three or four years from now when these like big contracts come up and you're hoping that you know, MVP and scoring champion, not Jayson, Tatum and off and all NBA Jaylen, Brown have a team that they feel they can win titles around them and and that's, I don't know, like, I don't know, right? There's a conversation. We've been having for four months. Now, it seems and log. Brad Stevens. Having to answer this question instead of Daniel she doesn't actually change anything in terms of like how I can conceptualize them know if anything..
"brad stevens" Discussed on Winning Plays
"A brand new edition wage Wing Place podcast. And this is a big one post, the first one of the offseason, my name is Brian Rob Bradbury, Tony guest hosting today in place of rich and John Ryan. I believe I broke the news to you. That Brad Stevens is a new president of basketball operations. Is that correct this morning? Hi. I belong broke the news to me that something had happened. Guy extreme something along the lines of what the hell just happened? But you may have also told me actually what happened? I don't I don't remember no, I think I told you that angel was stepping down and it became clear. A short time later that Brad Stevens was was taking off the rains here of what will be a very challenging Celtics off season and we will we'll touch on that a little bit later in the show. But yeah this fresh top of the Celtics season-ending on Tuesday night in in a predictable for one series loss against the Brooklyn Nets, where the town Gap was as wide berth ever between those two teams in the floor. We find out Wednesday morning, Danny Ainge stepping down after I think eighteen years as opposed to the basketball operations. And apparently, this was a move that was been in the works potentially since March and ownership deciding that brass. Is, is the man for the job? Moving up from the head coaching position into the the top dog, as Danny Ainge stepped aside. He'll be around for the transition. It sounds like over the next couple of months, but then it will be Brad show with the other made or the Celtics office for an office looking like they're going to be remaining in place initial Impressions right of this page this transition. Yeah, I mean I think first it's maybe uh you know worth talking about change and I've obviously been critical of the last couple of years of his decisions off, but had a very successful tenure as subjects. General manager, started out in sort of a difficult to understand what he was doing back in in some of the early days and and then the picture back sort of more clear as as they moved into the, maybe the middle of of his career, as the, the Celtics, general manager. And obviously, delivered a title, you know, with just some better luck would have likely delivered, at least, one more and maybe two, and in the Pierce kg and real. And so that's, that's obviously a huge deal for the franchise and he's done a lot of other really great down the time that he's been here. And, and was one of the sort of most stable and reliable sort of front office. Builders as well. There's his tree out into the rest of the week, is, is quite substantial. So I think that's the first thing is that the loss of Ange, I don't know if you know, like I said, I've been critical of them over where he's been for the last couple of years. And so, I think that it's fine that it's time for him to move, but like it is difficult to see that there will be a better general manager in place for the next little bit of time than there was for a very long period for the Celtics County that we rank. All these moves do that. He that was like about that earlier today, right? And do your point of like, yeah, like we went through pretty much every single of his trades and walk..
Celtics' Brad Stevens Leaves Coaching to Replace Retiring Danny Ainge
"The departure retirement of an all time great Kenny Age who won championships as a player and won a championship as a head of basketball unprecedented in Celtics history, where the truly finest people I've ever met in my life that was Celtics governor and CEO, which grows back today is the team announced the retirement of Danny Ainge in the promotion of Brad Stevens from head coach to the president of basketball operations. James told the media today he'll now have the opportunity to spend time with his family. This is a good day for me and for my family. My Children talked with them through all of this process, and we're excited for you know the opportunities that I have to spend more time with them and not be a stressed the team said their search for a new head coach will begin immediately. Brian Antonelli, WBZ
"brad stevens" Discussed on Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman NBA Podcast
"I sewing he's talented. He's got so much talent people don't even realize how talented he is in the things he can do. All right. I will give you guys will be a good rebounder in a few years. His name is Chet Holmgren Chet. Hoga. Holmgren. Tell me that's like seven feet long. He's seven feet like a hundred ninety-five pounds, so And he is a complete goofball and he's a guy who just makes fun of himself. I mean got like floppy hair doesn't look the part. I wasn't very good years ago, but you know, I did an interview with him. And and this kid Paolo banchero who's going to do this year in the pandemic. I had them both on and and they were both awesome. But Jack us again like that big guy who is comfortable in his skin. There are many of them those seven-footers that can make fun of themselves. That is bought a book that has never been written which which at least it's a great magazine article the psychology and a big man. Oh we can talk about that. I can I can give you my own chapter and verse some people, you know that the psychology of them. But anyway, I'm glad to hear that about him because it's very shit Jets going to need to put on weight. But but the number one player or arguably the number one player him and Powell. Like I said, it's going to do Holmgren is the number one player right now and he's going through again sag, and he'll be surprised. I mean this was like in the war's for forever, you know, you could have went to the gym probably made. My guess is the Jimmy probably would have paid him upwards of seven eight hundred thousand somewhere that ilk but he's from Minnesota same price. I love this High School, Minnehaha, Minnehaha Minnehaha. Yeah, make this shit up folks and man. I saw him a few years ago and he is just fun to watch cuz he competes like he knows he doesn't have that that bill and their body and beer body. He goes in there and Banks and he is not afraid of anybody and he'll talk shit on the corner and he'll have fun doing it. I can't you got me fired up. This is Drew timme and and Chet Holmgren next year up front and we need and Rune em hard to come back home. The key because they need to have a point though. They got a kid Hunter Salas just coming in. Who's the top 10 recruit also so Gonzaga, how about this Gonzaga? Bob has two of the top ten players in a country recruits coming in I said, you know how many Kentucky has 000 like what is going on? What what is happened with college basketball know? I know well, we have like we've been talking about a lot next year. I'm sure. Oh my God, not a hulking Saga thing is it's just fabulous as fascinating. Yeah. I mean listen him a check about Scott Drew Scott drew today did a Instagram live interview with my daughter with Talia today. Not only is he do it he kept asking her. When do you want to do it? The last two weeks off like a guys want a national title? And you know, it's it's always these things. Like like when somebody does something for your kids you never ever ever forget it right right right like that. You're putting them on a different pedestal. Yeah. It's got Drew has been amazing with my daughter faith in in even early on the pandemic. Once you started doing these interviews with athletes saying how great she was doing telling her to do more having me try to integrate her off some of the like we did one last.
Embiid Leads Philadelphia Sixers To Season Series Sweep Of Boston Celtics
"What's up. Everybody i wish. I love something as much as joel. Embiid loves playing against the celtics and this one wasn't fair. Boston left themselves shorthanded at center by trading daniel thais at the deadline and then combined with tristan thompson being injured lots a terrible combination with joel. Embiid come into town. They only had one guy who could guard him. And that was young time. Lord robert williams who did a decent job in the first quarter is a one point game after one but williams is known to be a little jumpy. He couldn't stay disciplined long enough. He picked up his third foul right at the end of the first then they had luc. Cornet come in to guard. Joel and beat boston wants to give luc cornet nickname. Let's slow the flow on giving nicknames to just everybody brad stevens left luc cornet out there. On an island with the mvp candidate some soft doubles. That wasn't enough. Went from a one point game to thirteen point game at half the celtics us break glass in case of emergency seven five taco fall and embiid way too late and be loves playing the celtics. Did i say that already. He had thirty five to seventy sixers. Swept the season series from the celtics for the first time in twenty years joel embiid and weighed more. Free throws than the celtics in the season series. Forty seven to forty
Once Again, Brad Stevens Says He's Still Committed to Coaching Boston Celtics, Not Indiana
"Just getting exhausting to talk about this team right now wage and you know, I don't want to get into hyperbole right off the gate right out of the gate Rod, but I think this is going to go down as the as the Brad Stevens is staying game because just took the stage on this game all of the buzz around Brad Stevens and I you and if he's going or not and he's like no. I love you and I love you Boston, and I'm still at home and I watch Here forever and I'm a masshole and this is my number one. And what are the players do they come out and drop 45 points in the first half standing around? No energy. You got Mike Bachman the most mild-mannered person on the planet like these guys sucks gal, you know, like it's it's they did that again and what happens? Okay, great spirited run in the third quarter. We've seen that often, but when you play crap the whole first half make it close for a little bit. Your margin for error is zero and what you got a team that can't open and a team that oh my God, what a disaster closing that game was. I mean just a nightmare game on what seemed like a total cupcake layup when opportunity.
Brad Stevens Says He’s Not Leaving Boston Celtics For Indiana Hoosiers
"Brad stevens and the celtics have been struggling this season for boston. Standards and the head. Coaching job at indiana is wide open. Stevens has denied one job right now but burning you know this. Some of the biggest sportsbooks taken the odd off the boards. You can't even bet it anymore. Rob you know vegas no trona rolling brad. Stevens will be the next coach indiana university.
"brad stevens" Discussed on Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman NBA Podcast
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"brad stevens" Discussed on Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman NBA Podcast
"Subscribe to post a job for free terms and conditions apply. All right. Now let's get back to Bob Ryan and Jeff Goodman. Then the other thing of course is I'm so sad that if Loyola beats, Georgia Tech and I don't think that's inconceivable. Even though Georgia Tech s t a c c JK be a No-No, right? Hi Josh. Congratulations on for the greater. That's nice. They go up against Illinois right away. That's too damn bad cuz I love liola and not because it's Jean but I love Cameron krutwig and I'm so I want to just congratulate him for staying there because I'm telling you I when I saw them and they 2018, you know I said, That kids out of their somebody's going to steal him some bigger schools. Don't some powerful team is going to poach you in school and and and we'll never get through. This is it hey years three years later, you know senior leader a nice player good player a good player. I don't know if he's an NBA player, but Sunday of Europe player. I don't think he's I don't think he's an MBA guy, but man, you're right like knows how to play the game basically limited, you know, I mean, he's not in at the great athlete but he knows how to play basketball and I love guys like that too. I love college basketball so that and I'm just thinking anybody else. Do I like Iowa? I still am once again a Big Ten. I'd love to repair. Let's get your your final forms on my final four was Gonzaga, Alabama Baylor in Illinois. I know it's so chalky and found and and I I just couldn't figure out Florida state would probably be as opposed to you know, I got Alabama beating Florida State but not surprisingly and and I know some authors Even at down there that could be upset everything and that's Texas and I know you like Texas I do I pick Texas. I went kind of shocked to I went Gonzaga Baylor, Illinois, Texas. Yeah, and I'm off. I'm going to take them to get their mojo back and began dragging the title game. Well, I I got nothing against got doing Baylor and and and I like watching him play too. But we got damn I wish I got to do it. I just did listen, I'll take either Gonzaga winning at all. And I think somebody who's out of Peter and Jack and dance. I I I want to I want to see Gonzaga win..
"brad stevens" Discussed on Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman NBA Podcast
"Yeah, you know in Indiana and Michigan so long I was there and bob Knight was was even in even in Victory, you know, he was snarky because he saw that Quinn Buckner got named to the all-tournament team and he didn't any and he had to have a remark that he didn't think the media was smart enough to do that or works it out of you know, even in his moment of Glory bound, you know those sites. So anyway forty-five years. Yep, and we've seen how few teams have even gotten this far right and wrong and I think the the pressure will mount with each game about the weight of the history the thing and they'll try to ignore it and downplay it and and and and their case they have two things go wrong. They've got that and they've got their own Saga as this thing is built over 22 years. So they're being in this tournament is consecutively and and and multiple number one seatings kind of a one trip to the the V game where they laid a plot thesaurus egg with one of their worst games of not the worst game. They played all year on the wrong night. You know, I mean, I I like to think if they play, you know, five or seven they would have won if we had a five but they didn't make they stopped that night. Anyway, these kids aren't privy to that but the fans know you know what it's like see players all spoiled athletes. There's they they only know what it's in their moment fans bring the history. Rams Fans, bring the history and all this point. You're right. You're right, of course Moon. Oh, yeah, I mean check with the Red Sox, you know, when they finally, you know, all those Red Sox teams over the years as a mountain a get the punishment the 86 years Johnny had no idea no issue. We I was near a 1946 when we lost in the Cardinals and seven. I was going to seventy-five but the fans if you weren't there your birth mother was and and they told you about it. Anyway gonzaga's has this going for him now against them now they got the system. So there's no other team in this tournament with the Dual pressures that they suck at this moment moment in time, you know, which and you know, and I know they're good enough to overcome all this, you know, but it's it's crazy that we're talking in xaga the favor of the heavy I mean imagine if I told you this ten years ago Bob o Jaga the favorite heavy favorite to win the national title. You would have been like no chance that ever happens. They're always going to be Cinderella song. A great program but they're never going to be able to compete with Kentucky and Duke and right now we've got Kentucky and Duke K and Calipari watching this tournament as observers like you and me. Yeah, exactly. Okay. That's number one. Number two is just been a year at a Big Ten as well as the pack the Big 12. I understand that they've been great to but the Big Ten Years in a little bit more of the of the publicity for being great than the Big 12. Oz. Okay, I think that's a fair statement. And I know I've seen more of the big tent and I can't believe how many good teams are in the Big Tent but God it's one has risen a little bit to the top and that solenoid. I know Michigan's a number 1 seed to but because of the liver situation right? I have to eliminate them. I'm sorry was only going to be limited. It's so it's so sad. It's too damn bad, you know because they could easily have gone to win a championship, but right now and and I think Baylor have never regained what they were before the three-week Cove it down. Quite as I talked to Scott drew yesterday Bob..
"brad stevens" Discussed on Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman NBA Podcast
"I had breakfast in Lebanon, Indiana an honor of Rick Mount once don't work. I always try to pay homage to the you know to the one of the greatest thought I had breakfast there to a Plymouth, you know, so, you know, anyway, that's a given so so we'll go through a couple of things. So here I am. Now and there's no feel to it yet. There's no atmosphere again, you know, I walked around yesterday and you know, they're having a total Bob of twenty-five media for every month. That's all there is five. Feet Riders might be read as free Odd Couple National people twenty five people total. So there's no there's no fans here yet. Okay again, it's still Thursday Thursday morning. Like we're a little bit early. We'll see what it's like next time. I talked to you. I'll have a lot more information about like the atmosphere and everything like that. But the most interesting thing for me yesterday was I walked over the baseball field Victory Field the right, right? Yeah. Tell me what what it's going to look like. It looks like so all the hotels the great thing about Indie if people don't know for the final four is dead. It's so condensed. Everything is a ten-minute walk no matter where right so that's beautiful so you can get around really easy all the hotels. So Bob on one hand, I'm like this could be the they should do this in the future when when life gets back to normal. Imagine having all 68 teams and what the atmosphere would be in this city if you had all 16 games here like it would be for me. It's like a playground because I got every coach here. I could see them in their hotel rooms. I could you know, like I could get so much done here, but obviously right now they're only allowed out of their hotel rooms to go to practice to go to games and to go to Victory Field. They have time slots. So I went over there yesterday. I know if you saw them, but but I took some pictures and took some videos from Beyond the fence of the field is split up into like three or four sections. So you've got like teams playing badminton whoop-ass Consin their staff was playing badminton their players were thrown around the football then you had like Texas's playing kickball they have spiked ball, so they got all these things off. and like like, you know, they they're escorted from their hotel. There. They get a however long it is a half an hour or whatever do whatever they want. Then they go back to get us started back and like the wreck time at the person walking the yard kind of did have a little bit of effort by the way. I got to tell you a quick Victory Field. I've been there for a couple of games and in one of them through Henson hit the game-winning home run in the 12th inning really for the for the Columbus. Wow, one of my Milestone games. They'll be recorded in my forthcoming book off of quarterback talented Quarterback Tom Brady. Yeah, that's right. That's right. Yeah crazy. I saw this game winning homerun in the 12th inning..
"brad stevens" Discussed on Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman NBA Podcast
"You know, it's a quarter NBA player who's been successful College head coach most of them have failed and I don't think like Mike Woodson. It's 62 years old who's never coached College. It's going to be able to come in and get it done away. We can't go get ahead of the story things are going great this year right with him and it doesn't communities along country. That's right. I mean that there's a hundred percent successful writing. Unfortunately. Now, of course he did like thing is you got the wise Yoda sitting next to him that helped which which you always need that no circumstances, I think so anyway. Anyway, I just might have any names were popping up you mentioned a couple of those so I I think God You know, I don't know like if you want to go keysmart and Surround him like I just think Indiana fans will be happy with that for now, but it's been a win, you know, again winning the conference means nothing zero. So like if you're Scott Nelson, there are any he's fairly new to me find a guy who again, I thought Archie Miller was the right hire em in a sense. I think he's a really good coach. I don't think he fit Indiana Bob and the problem was when he was hired four years ago. So he wanted to Ohio State he had coached as an assistant under thoughts Ohio State and what happened was Indiana opened up and Sean Miller his brother told him. You gotta take it. You gotta take it. You're a Dayton. You gotta take it just like I did I went savior to Arizona. You gotta do it. He lives in a shot and he didn't really want to go and then all of a sudden Ohio State opens two months later, so I think in his mind it was always managed. If I waited two more months I could cuz he doesn't like the Fishbowl. He just wants to coach ball and and Ohio State Medical are completely different. That's naivete know that that's great. Yeah, you're going to go to school. Like are you? Oh my God, that's that's the case. So you gotta have a guy whoever you hire and perhaps either and I still think Indiana has a guy in the family that fits like keep smart Mike Woods and they haven't been in college. Like I don't I just don't think now that you watched our did it it's going to work for everybody. So I would still getting to listen they have not reached out as of recording this podcast. We're recording Thursday morning. They have not reached out to Chris beard or Scott. Which is incredible to me. Which means yeah me to believe Bob that they already have their guy. And is it like Jon Benet? Is it one of those guys? I just mentioned the former I use stars. Is it another coach currently coaching in the NCAA tournament that they're waiting to kind of finalize things with will get more info but that's kind of where we stand with with with Indiana right now. Okay. All right. So you're in Indiana, you're heading up the Mackey Arena where Tom is always kidding. We saying that he said things that Matt Painter should invite him over for brunch..
"brad stevens" Discussed on Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman NBA Podcast
"Experience. This is the bar Brian and Jeff Goodman podcast NBA some college little bit of everything. You know, what can I say, but it wasn't going to happen here with him. I was wrong with it because it wasn't about talent. I didn't think all right. Let's let's get right to it. I welcomed into another episode of The Ron and Goodman podcast. I'm Jeff Goodman. He's Bob Ryan and Bob's coming from home is humble abode. I'm coming to you from the Residence Inn in downtown Indianapolis where Bob the NCAA tournament starts today today right back to know if they commemorate the fact that 68 years ago today Don schlundt and Bobby slick Leonard led the Hoosiers to the championship meeting in Kansas on wage. Boy, that should be like a a Civic holiday. I haven't I haven't I haven't seen any I haven't seen anything in in D so far as I've walked around all day yesterday by the way is the first tournament result of my youth that. I was aware of a year later. Like, you know, when I I don't remember that it happened in but see because the next year LaSalle one. Oh really? And that was a big deal. We knew someone who had gone to the South and you know, and I was getting into really getting into basketball and I had come out that any wage and I learned that you before Indiana had been in Kansas so many one of their five championships of course things weren't going so well lately with the Hoosiers the first coach they had couldn't even get to a tournament and and since God knows when that didn't work out so well did it what do you hear about a successor for? Yeah, we'll start there. That's good. We can stop. I didn't know where we wanted to start today. There's a lot to talk about Indiana. You're in the heartland of college basketball. Well basket said this over and over and over and people just walk some people just can't grasp the fact that Brad Stevens is not leaving the NBA in the Boston Celtics for for Indiana. Like he's not going there guys. Like he's not leaving the Celtics. Yes, things aren't going swimmingly for him right now in Boston. He's struggling this year obviously, but he's not going back to college right now if he something happens to him with the Celtics, he will be hired within 5 minutes for another NBA opening. So that's where his head's at right now and Indian to me. So there's a lot of speculation out there about who will succeed Archie Miller. At Indiana one school of thought Bob is that they're going to go with a former player. They're going to go like a Mike Woodson or kids smart and Surround those guys with college, you know recruiters. You know, how long did you want Howard. I think now though the narrative has started a change and I'm not sure it's should because I think Juwan is an outlier..
Sportswriter Zach Lowe on NBA Mid-Season Leaders
"Where. We are at the midway point of the nba season. And that means. I have questions for you about the utah jazz. I say the utah jazz to you. Right now what comes to mind a whole lot of threes there making these every time you know checkup jazz box score at my brain just glances over twenty two thousand from three leg. It's just nothing there number two in defense in number three or something in offense. They do profile as championship contender. Like they're the best team in the league by record right now. Are they the best team in the league to you. While the comparison that that's become sort of commonplaces they're they're the new sixty win hawks. The team that was built to win a lot of games regular season pretty ball movement side to side movement. You don't really have the star power to compete against lebron james when it comes down to it in the playoffs but i don't think they're just sort of blake a regular season flute so the way the jazz are playing right now. It reminds me not just of the hawks as you said but also a kind of mutant version of the houston rockets simply because of the sheer volume of threes. Does that comparison sounded all right and also does that comparison than invite the questions about what happens in the postseason. If shooting a bunch of threes doesn't go as well as it did in the regular season. That comparison does not ring true to me honestly just stylistically. They're so different. The volume of threes is similar. Like they are taking a houston. Daryl morey level volume of threes. But they play so differently. The other comparison is brad stevens. I think the first one to give voice to this is to two thousand fourteen spurs which is kind of like. That's that's i don't want to say that out loud well to an mba hipster fan to an emmy afficionados. Let's put it that way kinda sewer. What does that specific spurs team. What does that evoke in your memory. It almost has this sort of religion. Level reverend yes. Everybody loved watching that team. Anybody who was at games three to five of the finals that year when by the beginning of game four we were all looking at each other. Like all my god. They're just going to destroy the heat and to compare any team to where that team reached. It just feels like talking to a pitcher in the seventh inning of a no hitter. Something like you just don't want to say out loud but that is a comparison. People are making looked at jazz. Their undoing in the playoffs in in previous seasons was day would very much like the hawks. Actually day would get a lot of open threes and not make them and you could look at that and say well. We did everything right. We just didn't make shots. Which is what. Every hawks team including that one said after the playoffs. And so yeah. The three point volume is similar to the rockets. And that's a little scary. The team that this discussion has occurred in the context of is the lakers. As you said as it must be the defending champions and so when you look at the lakers right now. I want to get to lebron specifically in a second but just them without anthony davis and how much they've struggled most recently losing to these jazz and blow out. What is that revealing to you or confirming to you about what this team needs to actually content. I think like any team. They need their best players to be healthy. I i'm pretty low on the lakers panic meter because it's not just anthony. Davis who you know was first team all nba hill assures. Anthony davis is not like some borderline all the best players in the league. Dennis schreuder is maybe their third best player. I think kyle kuzma is kind of the claim that mantle disturbing might be their third most important player. Because he's the only other guy. With the exception of some frisky alex russo games entail. Norton tucker will get you some. You know some stuff done now and then but he's learned other on ball creator the other the other guys threat to score or pass to somebody else. Yeah you take them away and it's like oh my god. Lebron has to do everything and and you know he's probably getting a little tired and even though he'll never say it the only thing that will make my panic meter go above like three point. Five on a one to ten is if we get news. At davis's injury is lingering or more serious that we thought it was then if they're healthy in the playoffs yeah. Competition in the west is is probably better this year. Particularly if denver finds whatever gear they had going in the bubble. There's going to be a lot of really good teams in the west. You could get the one seed in the west and play the warriors. You could get to play the mad. I mean it's it's just every round is hard there. But yeah i i can't i can't get too worked up about it right now. Yeah the western conference meet
How Joel Embiid Became An MVP Contender
"Also derek. Last season ended in pretty disappointing. Fashion for philadelphia. That'll do it. The boston celtics move on by defeating the seventy sixers. Four games to nothing. The first ever went wrong in that first round against boston for embiid and the sixers. I think a bunch of things went wrong. First of all. You can't start without saying this. Ben simmons zone. Outside of that sort of what went wrong was wrong with the sixers all year. The team didn't fit well yet. Al horford and josh richardson. Who were tough it's around a post op center and embiid. Richardson shooting for three ended out. They didn't have a real reliable second often times during the series alec. Burks was your secondary options on offense recipe. Brad stevens and the celtics and bead romeo leg for the rookie thinking about double vacates birds. Who can't make them pay. So there is a lot of mistakes that were made roster building and there were missing. Simmons isn't it was a tough series for sure. Can you remind us what the narrative was after that first round exits surrounding joel embiid and his performance. Yeah it was fascinating because on one hand when they came back into the bubble they had spent pretty much those months in between working with you all to get better at handling dull teams and it came out in the bubble in orlando during the seeding games and some of that had started to show and he looked like he was handling double teams better and he came out against the celtics. And i think that he converted back a little bit in terms of struggling with the double team and bead backing down ties gordon hayward on the help and they come up with the steel but he was dominant as an individual score. That was locked off and be. Did it again. Safe focused joel. Fb five of seven. Give him thirteen of his team's thirty one. We'll lifesaver on that. So i think a lot of people looked at you made steps. He did most of what he could do individually. He just didn't have enough help around him. Well that disappointing end to a long season led to a number of changes within the sixers organization. Can you take us through. Some of the moves that philly made in the off season and how they related to unlocking the better performances from joel. Embiid is off the front office. Obviously brought daryl morey To work above. Elton brand and then they brought in doc rivers replace brett brown and then you had some pretty key addition to traded al horford for essentially danny green. And then josh. Richardson for steph curry. And i think those two editions have been pretty big with joel. Because i think if you look either trade you'd say the sixers got the lesser talent but the fit and just having to players in curry and green. Who the other team can't leave has been huge for. Joel shoe autom- double wall and pass. And you miss accomplish you. Miss a lot of shots You just straightening and then you start thinking of all you gotta do everything by yourself. 'cause everybody's not made the shots. Richardson horford they were not only inconsistent shooting. If they are unwilling shooters and they'd hesitate any office. Which is kinda come grinding down to a halt not only is curry making his shots and all these green making his permanent shots. But the ball is moving around the perimeter. Much quicker than it was. So there's more consequential doubling joel embiid than there ever has been monarch got a lot of assists but Ogle gets one us open. Invite double or triple team has a lot of hockey else's shake milton hinton to downtown ten points and ten minutes off the bench make no mistake that play which about drawing the double and then the ball moving east gotta be willing to be content. That the ball's the swing opposite and he's gonna creative for shots teams are now left with a real choice whereas before i think the whole strategy just send you all need help and disguise it a little bit senate in different locations but if you send it frequently enough you're going to confuse joel embiid or the sixers aren't going to have the talent or the players to make him pay. I think that's changed now.
Boston Bruins host Philadelphia Flyers in home opener
"Play in Boston tonight for the first time since last March, as they host the Philadelphia Flyers at seven o'clock, Berlin's captain Patrice Bergeron said today It's nice to be home being back of the garden being back in Boston. It's always special to us. You know, we'd love to have the fans there. We know they're watching. We know there is still supporting us and from afar and behind us. We've always felt that love and support and we'd love to have them and, you know, obviously we missed them. Then the Celtics play the second of their back to back games in Philadelphia tomorrow night at 7. 30 head coach Brad Stevens spoke to the media today and was asked whether Jason Tatum will be available for tomorrow night's game. He's working in Boston today. I don't know. I do not know what the plan of attack is. We just went through our our shoot around and practice. As a group, but I have not heard anything. Final. Brian
NBA Postpones Tuesday’s Boston Celtics-Chicago Bulls Game
"Just this afternoon. The league announced that both. Tonight's pelicans mavericks. Game and tuesday's celtics bulls game. We're being postponed due to covid issues the third and fourth such postponements of this three week old. Nba season and the number of players across the league. In kovic related protocols is mushrooming eleven on wednesday fifteen day jumps to twenty six on friday twenty-seven on sunday. We're still getting the full count from today. Here's brad stevens. Walking off the court yesterday after the celtics heat game had to be postponed. That game was called dudakovic issues on the miami side. But i'm guessing. The postponement was actually a relief to the celtics who as of yesterday only had eight players available themselves. Now that would have actually technically have been enough. nba season. Say if you got eight you have to take the court and play because frankly they need to. Games in eight is where they've drawn the line on the bare minimum to make that
What Kemba Walker’s Impending Return Means for the Boston Celtics
"I was laid off the last couple of medical reports. I really thought they would get to around now and then start to assess whether he can do anything at all. But the report the report is super positive to next Thursday 11 to relax keeping keeping your pants for a second know but look this you can't ask for more. Now. This is what you're looking for. It's dead, you know him starting to do actual basketball activity and that's what he's doing. So he's going to practice there's a report now. He might have been played by Friday. I you know, I don't there's people here and again, I'm one of them wondering what are we going to get out of him? Is it going to be 80% ninety percent hundred percent the reports today where that he was dead. No, really really good. So Bobby, what do we have? We have Brad here. Yep. I'm going to play. This is Brad Stevens talking about Kemba returning off-campus starting to rejoin the team in practice. The next progression for him is to get out there on the court with other guys on the team. He's been out there with coaching staff. He's been out there both one-on-one on one workouts, but also in doing is reads and four on four and five on five stuff, but next step now is to play some live in practice some 5 and with our guys, I don't think he's too far Johnny looks great. He feels great. Probably the best these felt since he's been here, you know coming straight to Boston from China last year in the In the FIBA games and then you know obviously in the bubble you had the ramp up and then by the end of it he's you know playing large minutes and we're in the middle of a playoff run and so he feels great dog looks good. Although I don't think our coaches present much of a challenge except for one. So it's a little bit of a, you know, catch-twenty-two from that regard, but he we're encouraged and I'm sure he'll be back sometime here in the near future, but we're going to still progress through the next steps of workouts and practice and those type of things. Mark Murphy, okay. So that's as good as it gets he's practicing in full with the team the report that he could be back in a week and Brad saying he looks nice as he's looked you can't ask for more now. It's just a matter of what we see. So I'll I'll shut it I can't wait. I don't I don't care if he's 70% it's a huge difference wage. Cuz right now every single thing that we're looking for from this team. It's amazing again offensively. They've been what they've been because of Tatum and brown so much when you know smart hasn't really I found his groove or found his spot. We thought he might end up having to supplement more offense with Kemba out and with Hayward gone hasn't really happened. They're getting it from kind of strange places, but just to take a little pressure off those jobs and have another guy out there who's a professional scorer and that's just what he does in life. It's going to be great, you know, just whatever minutes you get and whatever contributions you get. It's just a net-positive.
The Celtics need a steady hand in the 4th quarter
"Goes back to what we've been talking about all season. Who's that V man in the lineup to close a game? We haven't been high on Grant and still he's the best option that they have at that spot as a fifth option. And when the Pistons do they sealed the lane. The ball out of Brown and his hands I didn't think any don't lie shot. I thought was bad down. The stretch was smart. Spoke with sixteen seconds left and even that was kind of in Rhythm off a pass, but they they produce some good shots down the stretch. The problem is they went down twenty one and probably were a little dead tend this game. But who's gonna be your fifth reliable option when they get the ball out of Tatum's hands when they get the vitamins hands. They still don't have one that's going to be a big part of surviving early this year's, you know, finding a steady hand who can hit those open shots
Jayson Tatum misses game-winning shot as Celtics fall to Pacers
"Game three Celtics Pacers loss. Why not? Looking good? I mean, whatever you guys took place. Where where where do you guys want to start? If you've got complaints? I'm going to let you are air your grievances to start here and I'm perfectly fine with that. I'm going to I want to start at the end with a hey hey, hey, hey, hey everything that shot hate it. Of course. We're on the same instructions to do whatever you want. You pull up from 35 feet. It's just ridiculous. Okay, we're driving me crazy about it is yeah that you take so long to make your move to I'm not quite sure. This is the move guys because it's a one-point game if it's a tie game best suggestion get going and listen and listen, I'm one for Jayson Tatum high. So I like that, you know, I like for him to get those wage. So but I didn't think tonight with the night for that. I really didn't you had other guys play stepping up here. Robert Williams man will get in later. I mean, yeah, he he also wasn't, you know doing everything down the street that could that should have benefited himself because how long time though I'm not saying like look what Jayson Tatum and when it comes to Brad Stevens late-game execution what happened to the days of Brad coming up with those crazy plays out those days of when you were unexpected you to know who's going to shoot the ball at the end of the game is Evan Turner or whether Isaiah and listen, I'm not saying I want to see breast even set up every other person for that. Last-minute shot. Right but we've seen Brad Stevens pull out way better tricks in that right Mark more as a lot, you know, a couple of those game winners when he was still wearing the uniform like he has those tricks. Why is he afraid to use them guys? Is it too early for those tricks? I mean isn't that isn't as the time where you work out those? Wow, he's the one that you're really confident in or is that the best you can do is that it is that the best thing to do right. Now the way they are the way they are progressing is that the best finish that Brad can do a job. Maybe if you do damned if you don't just way everyone wants to see Tatum tables, but if Tatum drives and kicks and print your takes the final shot of her me like what was that LeBron's but it's a beautiful game off. I just want them to get moving a little bit. It's just a it's a thirty-five. I don't care if he takes a A 3-pointer or a or a pull up jumper or or backs a guy in shoots a turnaround but a 35-footer. I mean it was Grant they call it doesn't both of you. Then you just you're more Santa Tatum. I'm upset that he chose to take that shot instead of working for something better. I thought this was a great opportunity for Brad to come up with something better than that. I don't know whether whether it meant a to make in the last shot fine, but dribble it out for six seven seconds. It's not I do
Have the 'Bad Boys' Pistons been overlooked in NBA history?
"Had a great relationship that you're going to bring some of the stuff that you when you cover the bad boys the Pistons. Yes, your relationship. Someone will break horn and those guys in that area some new insight because now we're especially with the day of covet we're supposed to live through the past and you know the big dance the last dance with with Michael was such a huge thing that happened. The Pistons were right in the middle or at the end of the beginning or the ending of where Michael started. Yeah. Yeah, and and and for me, you know, I I was around that team at a time when they took the Pinnacle of NBA greatness. And so there are lots of stories that you know, I have stored away. I mean like when I was there when they won the title in 2004 would rip Hamilton and Chauncey Billups and all those guys and they were little things that they did that people didn't realize played a role in winning a title things like Larry Brown, for example, the first play of every single game if they went to jail ball was get that damn ball to Ben Wallace and let him go to work because big fella knew he wasn't touching the rock much at all if at all after that, so they made a point of getting him the ball first possession every single time. They got the ball in office and they just cleared out and let him go to work and if he scored great if he didn't we gave you a shot. It's little things like that that helped them build team. Chemistry and bonding and Trust knowing that hey going to get you twenty-five Thirty points, but if you don't do the big fella bone and you going to get you 15 Reba, I don't know any other brothers often times. I can think of that had developed that kind of chemistry and I was on the championship teams. We liked each other but with those pills like those dudes would suck blood brothers. Like, you know, it's like the way they think the way they perform it was like bad boys in the years that bad boys for life like that movie that's just seemed like the way they were
Nets Destroy Celtics to Cap Preseason
"Without Hyperbole and Bobby and I were talking about this prior to the game. I think it's very safe to say there's not one positive thing you could say about tonight. I guess the only thing is I can only go up from here. Just amazing that looked okay to Steven in portions of tape I'd say but yeah, I want to get to that in a minute. We're sorry. Sorry. Sorry, you can't complain once the referee that's not bad preseason numbers. That's not bad. All right. This was in that Rose for multiple reasons we get everybody's First Impressions what first or the shooting is the shooting a true purchase. Nobody's going to the basket when they are trying to go to the basket. They can't get there just brick after brick after brick and again when Tatum and Jaylen aren't knocking the absence of shooting on this team. And if this team is going to rely on shooting is the scariest thing by far to me that if this is who they are a team, that's just going to fire it up there and they can't shoot off. Matt are we in trouble? Yeah, we're a big travel especially when you have open shots. Like how many times these guys get open looks especially Jalen Brown do you like essentially there were like, let's see if jaelynn can actually shoot at a high level against us off and it sort of gave him that space right but then when he do he did a good thing you did the right thing. He attacked the Rim Early on but then when they adjusted when they locked down defensively the southerners were beside themselves. I personally thought the Celtics not only lacked the continuity that they needed to produce offense as a whole. I mean Jason they know how to stay out there the second unit because it was so bad. But also I thought they lacked confidence. I mean the front rimming I'm sure some people will say, oh that's just maturity but didn't even look confident out there the Marcus Smart even look that confident prefer for Marcus Smart, you know, someone heading into it, you know, how many years he's been in the league now and and I was a little I was a little thrown off a bit by off today, especially offensively. I know he started I really high school, but I thought he was trying to you know, at least put some more effort into it but it seemed like he was like, you know what guys I'm not feeling tonight. I'm checking out, you know, and yep. We'll keep playing defense because I got nothing on the office. So this was I guess you could say my biggest fear for the Celtics and I think John's probably his biggest fear too. Is that the name Campbell s overcompensation smart Celtics and I think that's kind of what you got from the start and it was like Margaret smart was not shy at all putting up some of those three pointers. I thought was 146. I don't know if we finished 146 but I think I saw him at that at one point and these were some pretty bad misses. And yeah, I mean when you miss open shots, I'm not really worried about missing open shots. I think Brad Stevens is either. I mean hope it's the first one is say, you know, we got the looks but they just didn't fall it happens. But when you start just chucking shots and they to the point where like nobody on the team is really feeling so you don't have enough like offensive help right now to like get over those shootings something like like we said if Jason Tatum isn't giving you twenty-five Thirty at night and Jaylen Brown's not giving you 28 I haven't like you're screwed. Like there's just not enough Firepower on this team to carry the you know, the the lulls in the in the in the offense of the game so long, it was pretty traveling to watch from the start and I'll tell you what the Brooklyn Nets are real. I've seen enough.
Why the Celtics Might Be Starting to Tune Out Coach Brad Stevens
"I do wonder if the Celtics are starting to tune out Brad it took eight years guys Bob, you know, I think Larry said to you after 3 years, we stopped listening and I love Brad Stevenson. I think the coaches love Brad Stevens. I don't know if players love Brad Stevens. That's what I'm working. Love them. I just don't know if if again they have that respect form in a sense of of that. He can really motivate them and he can like push the right buttons. I think he knows one button to push and I'm not sure again. Sometimes you gotta jump guys. Sometimes you get to get up up in them. And that's never going to be Brad Steve Jobs. That's in and to me it's not just Brad. So this is Bob. There's nobody else in the staff that can do that. Like go get a veteran guy that everybody respects that can really jump these guys and get on them and be the bad guy cuz that's not Jay larranaga. That's not Jerome Allen. None of these guys. So not even Turner What's that? Not even sure, right? Yeah. I mean everything's going to be a player turned coach now like he's oh that's not going to be his role. I mean, I love Evan Turner. I think it's going to be a really good coach someday. But yeah, I think you're right to some extent. The only male say is getting rid of Hayward probably solves a few issues Dynamic, you know, that that he caused not off to his, you know through his own, you know doing like wasn't his fault, but but Gordon obviously Brad was trying to play him two years ago and get him minutes and get him. And I think a lot of players resented that
Did Boston Celtics Overplay Their Hand?
"Boston. Overplay its hand. There were a lot of reports in the hours. Leading up gordon hayward signing that the celtics and the pacers were discussing a sign and trade gary washburn over the boston globe. He suggests that the pacers were willing to throw in miles. Turner the celtics water a miles. Turner plus package whether it's miles. Turner and tj warren or miles turner and victoria depot. That that that celtics package seemed to highly unlikely to be something the pacers would go for. Tj warrant is coming off a monster performance in the bubble and victor oladipo for all his injury issues. last year is still an all star level player. You don't give up to players of that caliber to get a player. That play like gordon hayward frankly so the celtics. They didn't walk away with nothing because they do have tristan thompson. Now they do have jeff teague. But i can see jeff how miles turner would goodness celtics uniform. And the guy is a three point shooting mobile shot-blocking big man. He's not perfect. He's been called soft before there's questions about positional fit. But something tells me brad. Stevens could do well with versatile. Big man who can shoot three pointer. I i just. I wonder if we'll look back on this in a year and wonder if the celtics overplayed their hand because miles turner in addition to all the things i said he's got a reasonable contract by nba standards anyway. Eighteen million dollars per year over the next three. What do you think of that. Do you think there's a chance the celtics overplayed their hands here. I don't know. I don't think so. Crass t taking a slightly different tact on it. Because i wasn't all that a or the whole idea of only getting mile turner back in the deal. I understand everything you just said But the celtics certainly just made a a decision that that's what they were looking for excitement. Lucy gordon hayward elsewhere without getting any say return on. I don't mind that trying to get a little bit more in it. Not working out for them and again. I'm hearing all your points what you're saying about mouse. Turner but that's something maybe dearly age his staff. I'm not saying you're gonna go out and find another mouse. Turner application that production with a couple of different players here and there and whether it ends up being some kind of combination of daniel thais and looking down the bench and seeing what happens off from that point I just wasn't sure that you know. Look indiana if you really wanna gordon hayward i think you had to force them to really make you pay for it and i don't say that do would you come down to it. The pacers were willing to give up that much and so that sure indicates how much that they really wanted. Gordon hayward i'm fine with the celtics student what they did now. You could be ultimately correct. They may regret not adding that kind of player. Especially we get into the playoffs split I agent it is staff are more than willing to let that ride. It see if they can't come up with that kind of a similar player through the course of use it a couple of different players and seeing what they can do at the trade deadline. Yeah they did get tristan thompson. Which is exactly what they need in on that front line. They've got the more athletic up perimeter shooting floor spacing kind of guy. You've got robert williams who is athletic shop locked they didn't have the physical rebounding tough guy. And that's what tristan thompson is brings championship experience to that team which i think will be a valuable addition and jeff teague is fine. He's not a starter anymore. But you're not asking him to basically kemba walker insurance down there in case kennedy's to take time off that knee injury so it wasn't. It wasn't a failure of an off season for boston. I just. I wonder how we look at this this summer. The summer this fall we look at a couple years
The Trump 'clown-iverse' continues
"Another crazy waken US politics. Remember this. Now back they sure you. In fact, let people know Senator I'm not going to answer the question. Because the question. Just as radical left would you out Mason who is on your list? Not. Surprisingly, the media responds to the debate especially Donald Trump's plan rudeness it was overwhelmingly hostile wasn't it? Couple of days later, trump was diagnosed with code. After mixed messages about health trump got in a car and run around waving to supporters. Then he was released from hospital he returned to the White House and he went on one of those twitter rants among other things. He told the American people not covid even though he's doctor has said, he may not entirely be out of the woods yet. So, what does all this main awake after the debate and only weeks before the US presidential election and what does it mean for America's image in the world? For answers. Let's turn to a leading. American Common Taito a conservative who says he's quite sick of living in what he calls Donald Trump's clown verse or drama drivers over believers or I can't believe these guys actually the president. Verse. Brad. Stevens is a columnist with the New York. Times, and formally with the Wall Street Journal, where he won a Pulitzer Prize for opinion writing I should just warn you all that he comes to us via a scratchy on in Manhattan. Bread. Welcome back to the Shire. Back Be Sydney. Well, the rate is of the New York Times I can't wait to see the end of trump you yourself are prominent never trump you your New York Times columnist this week you say you was trump will give us just a few reasons why I wish a speedy recovery. I think to wish ill. To reduced to his level on that, of course, it's been. Core of the trump EST project which has been to based political norms and diminish moral standards. So why would I wanNA join trump along along that road a bit for more narrowly political reasons. I. Wish it well, because God forbid he were to die before the election, he would go down so to speak a undefeated. And what I hope is that a resounding electoral defeat in November and I'm speaking of the conservative. will put an end not only to the trump presidency, but she trumpism as a an ideological force. In American politics. Now. You rauch trump. The man needs to leave and lose because it's the only way the trump cult might die it unsubscribe to the cult trump obviously. Is that why you among that never trump was. Are exerting very little influence on the political right in America these days. You know I I hear that and. I was struck by the disconnect between my supposed- irrelevance and irrelevance might never trump fellow travelers. And the fact that the president. Describing us as human scum the conservative press keeps denouncing us if we're really quite so irrelevant, you think they want to go so much energy. Truth. Election that is probably going to turn on a small number of a relatively small number of voters in swing states, and so I think we're not quite so relevant have some people allege and stressed that never trump is include many prominent conservatives lock yourself William Kristol George Will Max Booed David. Brooks. David. From and Applebaum. Jennifer from there among others. But you see your critics would respond inside the Elat media consensus with there on the left or the never trump conservatives they've been consistently against trump wrought from that said. And Nights. I haven't you guys foul to understand what got America trump and indeed Britain brexit in the first place. You know. I'm not quite sure I agree with the analysis. Is and came about in part because there was unquestionably failure of the mainstream conservative establishment, which I guess I was park in recognizing some of the populous tides in American politics. I think it candidate for a much more specifically than which was a luxury crisis. In Europe, but went unchecked help create brexit brexit had knock on effects in the United States. As well, and and I would add a larger point com, which did you those who are listening here are left in any healthy democracy need a mortally healthy a conservative movement. There's no democracy that doesn't have a conservative side of politics. and. So even our adversaries are opponents politically should want us to succeed want a conservative movement that is optimistic that is inclusive that is in favor of growth, and that favors the open society and the free world. That's the way I can feel, okay my politics, they remained unchanged from the days before trump and hopefully will remain unchanged. Have said analysis requires us to listen attentively to individual voters tell us about your subject to Chris you right about her and you'll recent York Times call him. She's a registered Democrat and a trump voting lesbian store manager from Manhattan, and she fits none of the cultural demographic stereotypes of the trump by Brett tell us about Chris. Chris is a woman who is well educated. Well traveled and as you mention, she is She's gay and she the trump supporter and I one of the things that I I occasionally will be with my column in The New York Times. Is. Essentially. handed over not not fully. But at least partially handed over to Voice of that I think the predominantly liberal leadership of the Times. Need to could here because What she observed is that at least until the pandemic, her savings accounts or pension or private pension account for the United States a call four one ks. Arising smart. The economy was doing better in her view than it had been under Obama and that that's the counted for voters like her as opposed to you know questions about the president's mannerisms or read myths or his coarseness on the world stage and I wrote it Tom for the simple reason that Hillary Clinton would it become president? Her supporters hadn't been so convinced. That it was only a bunch of rednecks Yak. In the middle of the country, we're going to the trump. He is indeed and make the point. She's not an outlaw. She's a red voter in a blue state. My guest is Brit Stevens he's an award winning columnist with the New York Times. And we're talking about. Well, let's be frank. The crazy times in American politics. Let's turn to the debate bridge sixty years ago October nineteen sixty. The World Watch the Kenji Nixon debates we were too young. We went even. We weren't even born. To civilized will informed holly. Intelligent. Courteous Navy combat veterans are both in their forties. And yet six decades later. The world's being shocked and horrified. By the time of the first presidential debate these to all men engaging in A. An angry angry exchange is the best the both major parties can offer the American people sixty how's it come to these? You know when I was when my wife I ever watched, my wife has his permanent immigrants United States actually came a citizen. BECCA very. And I have to turn to her engine apologize for bringing her country because it was mortifying fortunately, the United States is a lot more than its leader. But debasement of politics has been long the making and it's one of many reasons why I just can't accept trump as president even though can time-to-time agreeing with his policies because he is he has brought the state about politics shoot a level that. Be chargeable to describe it as over Banana Republic and and you know onto. The Kennedy Nixon debates that I am are well enough to follow up one of the great issues that debate. The status of key Moi in Matsue, he's a little time with his island off the coast of mainland. Just unimaginable that piece to standard standard-bearers would have that kind of exchange although I. Walked by what Action Nowhere Chemo in that. So actually are. Yes you said that Donald Trump in that debate was channeling Alec Baldwin Channeling Donald Trump and yet he was holy himself. I get all that but is a more wrong with America than Donald, trump, Brad Stevens yet they're into lot more. You know I think Adam Smith Donald trump is a symptom of of some of that ruined but in seeking to an Australian audience I think it's worth remembering and reminding this audience that there could. Be Fixed his right in America
The Los Angeles Clippers Have Fired Doc Rivers
"Another myth another legend was fired Bob and I don't you were shocked as I was I, didn't see this coming where Doc rivers we had on the podcast you and I are both huge fans of doc as a human being as a coach. I don't. I. Don't know where I stand right now. Obviously, he is blown some big leads the latest being one in the bubble. Denver and with a team that let's face it. Steve. Balmer paid doc rivers big money to win a championship not not be eliminated by the Denver Nuggets in the in the western conference semifinals so Valid or not valid to let doc rivers go. I knew that we all knew that losing another three to one was not a good thing to have on on anyone's resume to do it twice in. Three years. And the do it with this owner as you said, who invested the overpaid for the team I think even by modern standards that teams are worthy he he got a little giddy with his two billion dollar plus purchase of the clippers the Lakers we could see but not the clippers. So okay, he's invested in this and I worried about it a little bit but I didn't think it would happen. I thought it was a possibility of Steve Bomber angry. But, I, thought it was an of course couching it. It's mutual ha you know coming out of the usual walk away from that money it's the modern. Thing to do that say it's mutual nationally I felt badly because I am very proprietary to a doctor and I have communicate with him already. But. It's understandable that an owner. Successful businessman. Odyssey's bomber is a highly successful with that investment. I I don't know what I don't know Jeff is the level of his own personal basketball acumen. I don't know how much he thinks. He knows he knows more doesn't knows more than that part I don't know you know. Here's what I'll tell you about. Here's what I'll tell you I. Don't think this was all Steve. Balmer. My guess is Jerry West who they pay a ton of money as a consultant. Okay. As a consultant. Yeah. Good point is Jerry West played a significant. In this move and now the question will be. What what's next in the big thing with doc and you and I know this we've been around enough. Great human being great communicator. But the biggest words that you would hear from players about doc dating back to the Celtics was a little bit of a Country Club, right? It's it's easy doctors a practice much. Older players veterans love, them. Again it's where you want to go to and the latter part of your. Extend Your career. and You wonder if that played a huge part here because certainly the clippers didn't look like there were in tiptop condition in the bubble weather. It was Knox fault whether it's back that mantras Harrow had a death in the family and didn't come into the bubble too late whether it's a fact that Lou Williams left the bubble and came back the Patrick Beverley. There were there were a lot of issues. But ultimately. It. Probably does follow on doc in a sense that you had the pieces you had the pieces. You shouldn't be watching if you're the clippers, you can't be watching the Los Angeles Lakers right now compete for
"brad stevens" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"Every number avery bradley had went down from boston and brad stevens to detroit where it was a bigger focal point of the offense kyri irving's numbers even when he played with lebron they were great they all ticked up his turnovers went down with brad stevens his field goals percentage went up his three point percentage went up brad stevens everybody that's with brad stevens plays the best basketball of their career this is what jason garrett does john your criticism of him is he basically gets out of the team what they can do if they're hurt they don't win if it's an average roster they go eight he he can't get people to exceed what they would you expect from them yeah when i look at this board and part of this was i love this graph dallas has all the components playoff teams have stability great oh line star running back pass rushers athletic linebackers workable schedule franchise quarterback not a star but a franchise quarterback they got blake bortles they got blake bortles at nine nine and a half wins i got jared goff to me vegas doesn't think jason garrett's that special of a coach no no i think dallas is better than that i really think dallas is better than that fine lower coming up best for last bucky brooks really good third hour this is the herd this is the heard our number three wherever you may be however you may be listening live in los angeles iheartradio fox sports radio on f s one it is great to have you here ten minutes bucky brooks former nfl scout one of my favorite guests writing an article right now should will the cowboys pay dak a monster contract around the corner because they will eventually have to or at least be asked that question so bucky brooks will be joining us here in our number three in about ten minutes so the series are all set monday it's the warriors and the rockets the final set sunday game on celt cavs boston last night took care of the sixers so i'm gonna start with this there are three places.