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Posted in Tayshaun Prince with tags , on February 13, 2015 by hoopscoach

“The one bad habit that we have to stop is, when guys miss shots, their energy just goes so flat. And you know me. The teams that I’ve played on in my career, when we missed shots, it was the total opposite. Our defensive energy picked up twice as much. We’ve definitely got some guys with some fight, but the most important thing is we need to see that fight from the beginning. Resilience is something that these guys do have. They don’t care who they’re playing against or where it’s at, they want to play. The thing is playing the right way.

“The No. 1 factor I would say is that we have to understand and learn how to play for 48 minutes the right way, and that’s providing energy on both ends whether you’re missing or making shots.”


Posted in Brad Stevens with tags on December 28, 2014 by hoopscoach

“You play the right way here, people appreciate it.”


Posted in Marcus Smart with tags , , , on December 20, 2014 by hoopscoach

From Kelly Olynk:

“He just changes the pace of the game, especially on defense. He’s up on people, making plays on the defensive end, whether it’s steals, a couple of charges, or just making it tough, wearing guys down.”

Evan Turner:

“His defense. His tenacity. You can tell a lot of other guards don’t like going up against him, for the most part. Once they feel his strength and stuff, they look back and kind of say, ‘This kid’s for real.’”

Marcus himself:

“I eat and sleep basketball and it was taken away from me for a while and it felt good to finally be back with these guys and make an impact tonight.”


Posted in Brad Stevens with tags on December 18, 2014 by hoopscoach

“I had a great line given to me very early on in coaching, and that is, ‘My door is always open to talk about playing time. If you want to talk about playing time, be prepared for the truth. So the truth can be hard but also when you’re talking about playing time, you have to be pretty direct.”


Posted in Brad Stevens with tags on December 18, 2014 by hoopscoach

“Every day you focus on what you can do a little better and what you can do to build upon a good game. There’s a lot of guys who can have a good game in this league. You turn on the TV tonight and you’ll see someone who doesn’t average nine points a game getting 20. That’s how it goes. The great challenge is consistency. Not that any of us are asking him to score 30 a night. But just to find that is hard for young guys and old guys. Those that do become really good players in this league.”


Posted in Basketball with tags on December 8, 2014 by hoopscoach

“Everyone has ups and downs. I made some shots early and I’ve missed some shots in the last few games, but it’s going to come back. You’ve just got to keep your head up and keep putting in work. Everyone wants to play great every night. But that’s not the way it goes all the time. Sometimes All-Stars have bad games, you know? You’ve just got to limit them to as few as you can.”


Posted in Tyler Zeller with tags , on November 18, 2014 by hoopscoach

“You have to be ready to play at any time and make the best out of whatever you get and that’s what I’m trying to do whenever coach (Brad Stevens) puts me in. I just try to go do whatever I can.’’


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