Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens, joined the other three coaches in Boston for the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio- Telethon at Fenway Park. On WEEI’s OMF this afternoon, Stevens had some insightful thoughts on the success of Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots.
Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens, made an appearance at the annual WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon today at Fenway Park. Stevens was accompanied by Red Sox’s manager, Alex Cora, Bruin’s coach, Bruce Cassidy, and Patriots coach, Bill Belichick, via phone. Also, it’s safe to say that the coaches in Boston are a pretty tight-knit group.
The four coaches are pretty active with each other’s teams. Attending practices, meetings, workouts, and even games, therefore, each coach has a perspective of how the other coach handles preparation. Certainly, cool to say the least. Most noteworthy, interesting at the same time considering each sport is different.
The four coaches were part of the “Ordway, Merloni, & Fauria” afternoon show on WEEI. The conversations with the coaches were one of the best I’ve heard in a long time. Glenn Ordway is the grandfather of sports talk radio. He’s been around through it all, and is a familiar face throughout Boston sports.
Ordway’s two co-hosts are former professional athletes. Lou Merloni played for the Red Sox, and Christian Fauria, a 2x Super Bowl Champion with the Patriots. Considering the resume’s of these three radio hosts, it seems simple for them to ask the tough questions to the coaches and athletes that go on their show throughout the year.
When asked about the Patriots success, Celtics coach Brad Stevens had this to say:
“They are in one direction. His [Belichick] message, although has thousands of complexities within each scheme defensively and offensively, his message is concise. It’s ultimately not only well delivered, but also well received. You can tell that thing is a juggernaut. Rather, a train moving in one direction.”
“They know what they need to do to be successful. I don’t think it’s brain surgery. For the reason that I have seen it from up close and afar is they don’t beat themselves. There are a lot of things that go into a football game that furthermore leads to that, and they are the best at them.”
I think Stevens hit the nail right on the head with his response. Belichick knows the formula to winning and it takes 110% from his team 365 days a year. After hearing Stevens talk the complete truth about Belichick and his teams, I can see Stevens instilling some of the “Patriot Way” into his Boston Celtics.
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