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CelticsBlog 18 hours ago
Celtics finalize coaching staff

Celtics finalize coaching staff

Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via The Celtics have revamped their coaching staff following the hiring of head coach Ime Udoka. In what’s been a summer of change for the Boston Celtics organization, the coaching staff has undergone a massive makeover with multiple new faces joining Ime Udoka’s staff. New President Of Basketball Operations Brad Stevens and head coach Ime Udoka have put together a coaching team full of young and vibrant minds, all of whom are respected by their peers around the league. Here’s the full list of coaches as detailed in the Celtics press...
NESN.com 19 hours ago

Celtics, Ime Udoka Finalize Coaching Staff For 2021-22 Season

The Boston Celtics have formally announced what their bench will look like this season. For weeks following the hiring of Ime Udoka as head coach, rumors have trickled out about who his assistants will be. With training camp just around the corner at the end of the month, the Celtics unveiled the staff Tuesday. Udoka’s […] The post Celtics, Ime Udoka Finalize Coaching Staff For 2021-22 Season appeared first on NESN.com.
CelticsBlog 20 hours ago
Grant Williams’ big chance

Grant Williams’ big chance

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports As with most of the Boston Celtics, very little went right for Grant Williams last season. Now, he has an opportunity to get back on track. Grant Williams has become something of a litmus test for fans of the Boston Celtics. In some ways, you can see the mercurial nature of last season’s ill-fated squad reflected in the 22year-old’s sophomore campaign. One group looks at him and sees a short center that lacks lineup versatility or scoring touch, a player that struggles to put numbers on the board and seems prone to boneheaded fouls...
CelticsBlog 22 hours ago
Celtics PRIDE podcast: Juwan Morgan vs. Luke Kornet and a game of “How Would You Handle It?”

Celtics PRIDE podcast: Juwan Morgan vs. Luke Kornet and a game of “How Would You Handle It?”

Photo by Steven Ryan/ The offseason ends with a discussion about the end of the bench. On this week’s episode of the Celtics Pride Podcast with Adam Motenko, Josh Motenko (@coachmotenko) and Mike Minkoff (@mikeminkoffnba), the Celtics Pride guys discuss the signings of Juwan Morgan to a camp deal, and Luke Kornet to an Exhibit 10 contract (camp deal with non-guaranteed team option for 2-way contract). Which player would you rather see take the Celtics’ 2nd two-way contract? Or would you guess the team uses that spot for a player cut from another team like Adam...
CelticsBlog Sep 20, 2021
The effort of Brad Stevens deserves its praise

The effort of Brad Stevens deserves its praise

Photo by Steven Ryan/ Brad Stevens has been active in his first offseason in the front office and that deserves a certain level of applause. You’d think a first-time president hired just before the start of his first offseason would need some time to get acclimated, maybe dipping a toe into the pool before taking bigger and more courageous steps. Evidently, Brad Stevens isn’t like other first-time front-office members. He didn’t hesitate to ship out Kemba Walker when it was clear it was best for both sides to part ways, bringing back Al Horford’s much-needed...
CelticsBlog Sep 19, 2021
Why we CelticsBlog

Why we CelticsBlog

Photo by Jeff Haynes/NBAE via A hearty thank you to the Blogfather, Jeff Clark, our beloved Celtics, and our readers. CelticsBlog is on the eve of Year 17. With a week before Media Day and training camp before the 2021-2022 season, we take a moment to appreciate what we have here at CelticsBlog and reflect on what it means for us to be fans, writers, and well, fans who write. Bill Sy: When I first started at CelticsBlog nearly 10 years and 1500 posts ago, I posted a newser about Rajon Rondo replacing Joe Johnson in the All-Star Game and then an “everything is...
CelticsBlog Sep 18, 2021
Boston Celtics Daily Links 9/18/21

Boston Celtics Daily Links 9/18/21

Payton Pritchard vs Wizards 2/14/21 | Photo by Stephen Gosling/NBAE via All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Globe Marcus Smart takes a dig at John Adams while giving advice on how to play defense Which of the NBA’s 50 greatest players from 1997 might not make the all-time 75? CelticsBlog Fans from afar: how bleeding green is more than location NBC Sports Boston Where Celtics land in ESPN’s 2021-22 NBA standings predictions Celtics’ Dennis Schroder announces jersey number for 2021-22 NBA season NESN On Defense, Marcus Smart Models...
CelticsBlog Sep 18, 2021
Fans from afar: how bleeding green is more than location

Fans from afar: how bleeding green is more than location

Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Three CelticsBlog staff members describe how they found the Celtics, or how the Celtics found them even thousands of miles away. My first memory as a Celtics fan was a sad one. I was 11 years old, so staying up late to watch my Celtics take down Kobe and the Lakers again in the 2010 Finals was not an option. Bedtime for a kid is much like Father Time: undefeated. As you all know, Boston lost. I woke up the next morning to my dad at the side of my bed, prepared to break the bad news to me. “Sorry, buddy. Your Celtics lost.” A...
NESN.com Sep 17, 2021

When Playing Defense, Marcus Smart Models Game After … George Washington?

How did Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart become one of the best defensive players in the NBA? Apparently, by paying attention in history class. On Friday, a fan tweeted to Smart to ask him for tips on upping his own defensive game. It’s a valid question, considering Smart is a two-time All-Defensive first team honoree. […] The post When Playing Defense, Marcus Smart Models Game After … George Washington? appeared first on NESN.com.
CelticsBlog Sep 17, 2021
Boston Celtics Daily Links 9/17/21

Boston Celtics Daily Links 9/17/21

Jaylen Brown vs Wizards 2/14/21 | Photo by Stephen Gosling/NBAE via All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Globe ESPN predicts Celtics will finish sixth in Eastern Conference CelticsBlog Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown in the age of social media CLNS Media 426: Celtics Double-Big Lineup Will Improve in 2021 w/ Jared Weiss Reaction To The 2021 HOF Class | Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman Podcast NESN Isaiah Thomas, Ex-Celtics Star, Reportedly Lands Workout With NBA Team Celtics Wire Celtics history: Rasheed Wallace, Kermit Washington born WATCH:...
NESN.com Sep 17, 2021

Isaiah Thomas, Ex-Celtics Star, Reportedly Lands Workout With NBA Team

Isaiah Thomas, a two-time All-Star with the Boston Celtics, earlier this week shot down a report that he was nearing a deal with a team in Russia. Perhaps it’s because an NBA opportunity is coming down the pike? HoopsHype reported Thursday, citing sources, that Thomas will work out with the Golden State Warriors next week. […] The post Isaiah Thomas, Ex-Celtics Star, Reportedly Lands Workout With NBA Team appeared first on NESN.com.
CelticsBlog Sep 17, 2021
Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown in the age of social media

Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown in the age of social media

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports While some want Tatum and Brown to behave more like KG, their demeanors fit the times. For the first 60 years of NBA history, social media wasn’t around to put direct fan pressure on athletes. Even internet message boards had just burst onto the scene in the 1990’s. Now, thirty short years after message boards made their debut, NBA stars are now tasked with not only being elite on the hardwood, but elite at public relations as well. That seems like an impossible task, and it can be. The 2010’s were littered with examples of...
CelticsBlog Sep 16, 2021
Boston Celtics Daily Links 9/16/21

Boston Celtics Daily Links 9/16/21

Payton Pritchard vs Hawks 2/19/21 | Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Globe ‘No sir not me!’ Isaiah Thomas refutes report that he might play overseas CelticsBlog Best case / worst case for the Boston Celtics next season ESPN Dennis Schroder took to social media for any remaining jokes about ‘fumbling the bag’ in the NBA offseason Celtics .com Celtics Add Frontcourt Depth with Acquisition of Hernangomez NBC Sports Boston Celtics’ Dennis Schroder pokes fun at his contract extension...
NESN.com Sep 16, 2021

ESPN Predicts Celtics’ Ime Udoka Contender For NBA Coach Of The Year Award

Will Ime Udoka immediately rise to the top of his profession? ESPN on Thursday predicted the Boston Celtics head coach will be among the top contenders to win the NBA Coach of the Year award for the 2021-22 season. Udoka earned 16 points in a poll of ESPN NBA analysts, finishing third behind Miami Heat […] The post ESPN Predicts Celtics’ Ime Udoka Contender For NBA Coach Of The Year Award appeared first on NESN.com.
CelticsBlog Sep 16, 2021
Best case / worst case for the Celtics next season

Best case / worst case for the Celtics next season

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports What could go wrong (or right)? This is a thought exercise I like to use to manage my own expectations for an upcoming season. What’s the best that can happen and what is the worst* that can happen? * It is at this point that I knock on wood using a horseshoe while rubbing a rabbit’s foot and plucking four-leaf clovers. I also use this opportunity to clarify that I’m not talking about catastrophic injuries (see Hayward, Gordon), World War III, or meteorites cracking the Earth like an egg. We have enough things to worry...

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