Brad Stevens: Learning From Competitors Like Steve Kerr
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 states that his learning and development as a coach never stops. Every time he watches an NBA game he is constantly trying to learn aspects from many different coaches, "that's my studying, I watch the film, and try to pick apart stuff". Stevens states that Coach Steve Kerr has been an instrument to his learning and that he believes Kerrs' Warriors are a direct reflection of him as a coach. Stevens explains that Kerr's personality is a big reason as to why the Warriors have had so much success because the players seem to enjoy the game, and always have smiles while playing. Stevens gains a great deal from people he competes against, simply by identifying what makes those teams successful and implementing it into his own coaching.