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Stevens & Kerr: Respect Your Rival

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Brad Stevens (@BCCoachStevens), is the President of Basketball Operations for the Boston Celtics (@Celtics) and a PCA National Advisory Board Member. Stevens was the Head Coach of the Celtics until 2021. Stevens is most famous for his calm coaching style and demeanor on the sidelines. He is known for getting the most out of his players and has now led the Celtics to multiple Eastern Conference Finals appearances. Before joining the Celtics, Stevens rose to prominence as coach of the Butler University basketball team that he led to consecutive NCAA title game appearances.

Stevens, in this video, explains the respect he has for Coach Kerr and the Warriors not only from the things he has learned by watching, but because the amount of preparation that goes into playing a team like the Warriors is immeasurable. Stevens, shows upmost respect to the Warriors Head Coach by explaining that his team needs to play their best in order to have a shot to win against the opposing team. Stevens states that this is what he enjoys about competition, going up against the best, so that he can see where his team stands. Stevens says the Warriors success is a testament to Coach Kerr, "they are the best I have seen".