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Brad Stevens: "Be Great At Things That Take No Talent"

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Listen in as Positive Coaching Alliance goes 1-on-1 in interviews with top pro and college players, coaches, executives and other major sports figures who provide tips, tools, information and inspiration for youth and high school sports coaches, parents and student-athletes.

This 1-on-1 interview features Brad Stevens (@BCCoachStevens), 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.

Jim Thompson (@JimThompson18), PCA Founder, talks to Stevens about his emotional state during games, his views on team culture and why players need to "be great at the things that take no talent." Here's where you'll find Brad talking about featured topics:

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