Boston Celtics: Brad Stevens 'uncomfortable' with recent praise

Associated Press

Associated Press

Despite being down two All-Stars, another important role player, and multiple key players dealing with nagging injuries, the Boston Celtics are just three wins from reaching the NBA Finals.

There's nothing worse, obviously, than getting comfortable.

That said, for Stevens there's no denying the support of this particular home crowd.

Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens was WIRED and mic'd up during the C's dominating Game 1 win in the Eastern Conference Finals opener on Sunday afternoon against the Cleveland Cavaliers and it was something special.

Baynes, who is in his first season with the Celtics, played for Popovich in San Antonio from 2012-15. Especially when it involves a great coaching mind like Stevens. "They definitely have their own methods as well".

Now that's the correct answer, but Brad, buddy, you are one hell of a coach.

"It's silly", said Stevens.

"I think he gets a little too much praise, but I like what he's doing", Parish said (h/t ESPN).

With 55 wins during the regular season as well, Boston has continued to demonstrate that they're one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference under his leadership, but the man himself thinks it's silly for him to be receiving all this praise.

It's always interesting when fans get an inside look into game-planning and the art of coaching. But with the love he's getting from the media, you'd think the Celtics have won two or three championships.

During an appearance on Sirius XM NBA radio on Monday, Celtics legend Robert Parish suggested that Stevens has to win titles before he deserves his acclaim.

Later Parish added, "That don't mean that you're not great or good just because you never won a championship". It's just something that the guys should be getting it all. They don't give Steve Kerr that much love.