Celtics 2014-15:

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Re: Celtics 2014-15:

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri May 29, 2015 6:12 am

On this day, Larry Bird wins the NBA MVP

On May 28, 1986, Boston Celtics Hall of Fame forward Larry Bird won his third consecutive MVP trophy. Bird and the Celtics would go on to beat the Rockets in the Finals that season where he would be named the Finals MVP averaging 24 points, 9.

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Re: Celtics 2014-15:

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri May 29, 2015 6:12 am

High hoarse: Doc Rivers appreciates homage

Shortly after his team exited the playoffs, Clippers coach Doc Rivers found humor in Jamie Foxx's imitation of him on "The Tonight Show."

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Re: Celtics 2014-15:

Postby Tom Nolette » Sat May 30, 2015 6:43 am

Nothing but (wide) net: Celtics evaluating all draft hopefuls

The Celtics have cast a wide net with a goal of evaluating as many draft hopefuls as possible before next month's pick-a-palooza.

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Re: Celtics 2014-15:

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Jun 01, 2015 5:08 am

Draft notebook: Stevens catches up, C's consider a stash

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Emptying out the notebook after the Boston Celtics hosted three consecutive days of pre-draft workouts last week (and before they launch into another batch of group workouts early this week):

Stevens' role in draft process

While the front office spends much of the year keeping tabs on draft prospects, Celtics coach Brad Stevens has to play a bit of catch-up in terms of evaluating this season's game film of potential picks. Not surprisingly, he's a quick study.

"First of all, Brad is very good at evaluating," said Celtics director of player personnel Austin Ainge. "He has a lot of practice at it. So we’d be crazy not to get his opinion because he’s a great basketball mind.

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Re: Celtics 2014-15:

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:03 am

Le'Bryan Nash: Smart can be Hall of Famer

After his pre-draft workout in Boston, Le'Bryan Nash offered high praise for former Oklahoma State teammate Marcus Smart.

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Re: Celtics 2014-15:

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:03 am

Anderson eager to silence those that doubt his shooting

Virginia forward Justin Anderson is eager to prove his 3-point shooting wasn't a fluke this season.

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Re: Celtics 2014-15:

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:04 am

Sources: Pelicans eye Erman for Gentry's staff

The New Orleans Pelicans are in advanced negotiations to hire Darren Erman away from the Celtics to serve as a defensive guru under new head coach Alvin Gentry, according to league sources.

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Re: Celtics 2014-15:

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Jun 03, 2015 3:46 am

Celtics hire Butler's Barlow in video role

Brad Stevens added a Butler guy to his support staff as Alex Barlow joins the Boston Celtics as a video assistant.

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Re: Celtics 2014-15:

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Jun 03, 2015 3:46 am

Stevens on workouts, James Young, Fred Hoiberg

Brad Stevens joked Tuesday that he needs an Excel spreadsheet to keep up with all the prospects passing through the team's practice facility.

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Re: Celtics 2014-15:

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Jun 04, 2015 6:57 am

Celtics to play preseason game in Milan
The Boston Celtics will play a preseason game in Milan in October.

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