Robert Parish: Brad Stevens getting too much love from media

Ruben Hill
May 16, 2018

Now granted, don't get me wrong, he's a solid coach, I'll give him that. During an appearance on SiriusXM NBA Radio on Monday, The Chief suggested that people should pump their brakes a little bit when heaping praises at Brad Stevens.

Boston Celtics legend Robert Parish needs to see more from current Celtics head coach Brad Stevens before he's ready to lavish him with praise. Their success in the playoffs and throughout the postseason has earned Stevens adoration from just about everywhere, which will rocket into a different stratosphere if he can get the Celtics to the NBA Finals without the services of Kyrie Irving or Gordon Hayward.

That said, for Stevens there's no denying the support of this particular home crowd. I'm just saying, the amount of praise he's getting, you'd think he won a championship or two. "To be honest with you, we have to play well".

"We don't win if we're not there", he said of playing the contest at home. "The bottom line is, you have to play and play well".

Stevens might not accept the recognition until he wins the Celtics an National Basketball Association title, but he deserves the credit now as Boston has improved their win total in each season under him despite the unforeseen circumstances with the roster due to injury. He puts his young guys in positions where they'll succeed, and is a giant part of why Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum are so confident when they take the floor.

The Celtics will look to draw on the energy of their supporters in a similar way in tonight's Game 2 matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Without Stevens, who knows where Boston's rebuild would be at the moment.

Despite everything which he has gone through this year with the Celtics, Stevens has still managed to guide the team to the Eastern Conference Finals for the second year in a row.

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