Brad Stevens on Dwane Casey and Picking Kyrie Irving's Brain

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"Becuase I'm telling you if it gets to be a comparison contest, I'm screwed".

The NBCA gave the honor to Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey on Thursday, May 10, Manila time. Those other guys that got votes, they're unbelievable.

The Celtics seemingly had their championship hopes derailed following the season-ending injuries to both of their offseason additions in Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving.

"A good coach pretty much lets you do what you do best, kind of like the Celtics head coach, how he always lets the point guard just run and do what he does", Melo said.

Since taking over as Boston's coach in 2013, Stevens has helped the team improve its record each season and has gone 221-189 in the process. I think it's a lot more important to focus on competing with your team rather than trying to compare yourself to others.

How one quote set up the Rockets-Warriors clash
Yet this much remains the same: Green won't be showing much respect for the Rockets' anti-Warriors strategy anytime soon. Playing at home was deemed too easy for them, so they often took 'er easy in those games, and sometimes they were burned.

Despite having a roster that was down to just 11 healthy players by the end of their second-round win over Philadelphia, the Celtics enter their conference finals rematch with Cleveland on Sunday with a 7-0 record at home this postseason.

This has probably rankled numerous other 29 coaches, owners, players and general managers as a lot of them believe the way to coach a National Basketball Association franchise is the way it has been done for years and that the college way Stevens coached at Butler would never work successfully in the National Basketball Association.

The pool of candidates for the mantel of Coach of the Year mantel is as deep as it's ever been. "But I think that one of the things that helps them is the way that coach helps them prepare and the way that he teaches them the game".

He hold the four of them he loved Boston for its "extensive basketball history" and voiced confidence he could be a difference-maker for the team. "He should have gotten a vote", Brown said when asked.