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John Tomase
December 08, 2017 - 12:49 pm
What's the No. 1 dismissal we hear of NBA coaches? "It's about the players." Did Michael Jordan's coach matter? (Phil Jackson would argue yes.) Does LeBron's coach matter? (Ty Lue's critics would argue no.) The Warriors handed the keys to Luke Walton a couple of years ago and he won 24 straight...
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Lucy Burdge
November 28, 2017 - 7:22 am
Welcome to Tuesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire . TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: NBA: Miami at Cleveland, 7 p.m. (NBATV) NBA: Denver at Utah, 10 p.m. (ESPN) NHL: Chicago at Nashville, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)...
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Alex Reimer
November 07, 2017 - 2:37 pm
ESPN’s new social media guidelines instruct its opinion makers to tread carefully around political issues. The company says all posts about polarizing social topics should be related to sports and refrain from overt partisanship. These mandates are impossible to meet. Sports figures routinely speak...
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Brad Stevens is looking for his first win over the Spurs (Troy Taormina/USA Today Sports)
December 14, 2016 - 2:46 pm
After back-to-back losses to the Raptors and Thunder, the Celtics' schedule doesn't get any easier as the C's are in San Antonio to take on the second-best team in the league without their best player. Without Isaiah Thomas (groin), the Celtics will face a tall task of pulling off an upset on...
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Gregg Popovich yells at his players during the first half against the Celtics at TD Garden. (Winslow Townson/USA Today Sports)
Mike Petraglia
November 26, 2016 - 1:36 am
In Philadelphia, they "trust the process." In Boston, where they are light years ahead in the NBA galaxy, it's not the process but the system that matters. And Brad Stevens has two mentors that have set the standard in two professional sports. This past spring, Belichick was the guest of the...
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Tony Parker fires up jumpers pregame Friday at TD Garden. (Mike Petraglia/
Mike Petraglia
November 25, 2016 - 7:53 am
It was pretty obvious what Brad Stevens was most thankful for on Thursday. For the first time this season, his team is fully healthy and the result has been a spike in the win column. For the last three games, Stevens has been able to fill out a starting lineup consisting of Avery Bradley, Isaiah...
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Brad Stevens shows his laser focus during media day. (David Butler II/USA Today Sports)
Mike Petraglia
September 27, 2016 - 5:51 am
WALTHAM -- Brad Stevens knows there's a ton of work to be done between now and the beginning of April. That's why he laughs when he's asked about what his expectations are for making the playoffs and advancing this season. Entering his fourth season, Stevens has taken his team from 25 to 40 to 48...
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March 18, 2015 - 4:08 am
Welcome to Wednesday's Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire . WEDNESDAY'S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: NBA: Celtics at Thunder, 8 p.m. (CSNNE) NBA: Magic at Mavericks, 8 p.m. (ESPN) NBA: Hawks at Warriors, 10:30 p.m. (...
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January 23, 2015 - 3:07 am
Welcome to Friday's Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire . FRIDAY'S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: NBA: Celtics at Nuggets, 9 p.m. (CSNNE) NBA: Bulls at Mavericks, 8 p.m. (ESPN) College basketball : VCU at Saint Louis, 7 p...
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January 15, 2015 - 10:23 am
Back in 2007 the Celtics inspired the NBA when they put together what became known as the Big Three. Since then, the Heat accumulated their own successful trio, which LeBron James is now trying to replicate in Cleveland. Teams around the league are all scrambling to put together their own Big...
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