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The Celtics’ Reign is About to Begin

The Celtics’ 16-3 start is perhaps one of the biggest shocks of the NBA season, and they’ve done it all without Gordon Hayward. With a roster that is built to win now and in the future, the Celtics have no plans of slowing down. Thanks to the talented youth Danny Ainge has stockpiled, this team is set to dominate the eastern conference for years. Kyrie’s Leadership Kyrie’s arrival to the Boston Celtics was met with questions from skeptics who were unconvinced about seemingly every aspect of his game except offense. They didn’t think his style of play would hold...

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Brad Stevens isn’t Coaching Underdogs Anymore

Butler Bulldogs Embed from Getty Images   “We’re building a culture of accountability, trust, and togetherness. Entitlement will not be tolerated.” Brad Stevens’ wisdom has been on display since he took a volunteer coaching job at Butler University in 2000. He abandoned a comfortable job as a marketing associate, and took a risk doing what he loved. That love would push him to work 14 hour days, while making very little money. Seven years later, this work ethic earned him a job as the head coach of the Butler Bulldogs. Since then, Stevens has become an expert at turning underdogs into contenders. In his third year as head coach, he led Butler to one of the most improbable tournament runs in NCAA History. The eighth seeded Bulldogs were counted out by everybody. They were a team comprised of underdogs, but with Brad Stevens’ coaching they still made an impressive run to the national championship. Celtics Rebuild Brad Stevens’ ability to turn underdogs into winners was pivotal to the success of the Celtics’ rebuild. Isaiah Thomas was the backbone of the team. Standing at only 5’9, he was drafted dead last, and bounced around from team to team, until the Celtics gave him a shot. The draft positions of the rest of the team prove their underdog status. Jae Crowder was drafted in the late second round, but his heart...

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