Brad Stevens Says He's Not the Coach of the Year

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Casey's Raptors finished first in the Eastern Conference this regular season after going 59-23, which was the second-best record in the league.

Stevens can still take home the Red Auerbach Trophy for Coach of the Year, which is awarded based off a media vote compared to the NBCA vote that is done by the 30 National Basketball Association coaches. Numerous guys who got votes are indeed credible candidates, but it's hard to argue that Rivers, whose Clippers went 42-40 and missed the playoffs, had a better season than Stevens, whose injury-plagued Celtics went 55-27 and finished second in the Eastern Conference. "If you vote Brad Stevens in and he's a boy-genius, all the owners might be like, 'Get me the next boy-genius.'" .

Notice who's missing? That would be Boston Celtics wonder-boy coach Brad Stevens, who many people expect to win the main writer-selected Coach of the Year award. The guy that should have won got it.

"I think a lot of our guys have been thrown into the fire. Becuase I'm telling you if it gets to be a comparison contest, I'm screwed". "No matter who has played for them, he can put guys in position to succeed and get the most out of whoever has been in their lineup over the past few years".

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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.

"So first of all, I think you know me well enough to know that all that stuff just doesn't ... so anyways, it means a lot more to me when I get a text message from or you hear something nice said from a former player", Stevens said, referring to the support from Isaiah Thomas and Evan Turner.

His response to not getting one vote from his peers was he wasn't upset or concerned about himself, he was only interested in what was in the best interest of his players and team as he prepares them for their next series in the Eastern Conference Final Championship season against the 4th seeded LeBron James's Cleveland Cavaliers starting Sunday afternoon at 3:30 pm in Boston as the Celtics earned the home court advantage finishing 2nd in the Eastern Conference Seedings.

The Boston Celtics have repeatedly defied the odds during the season and Charles Barkley simply can not believe how far they have come.

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