Brad Stevens and Billy Donovan are both college coaches who decided to jump into the NBA, and both have the utmost respect for one another.
Before Sunday night's game between the Boston Celtics and Oklahoma City Thunder, Donovan had some complimentary things to say about Stevens, and how creative he can be with his personnel, per The Boston Herald:
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The Celtics defeated the Thunder by 15.
“We’re playing against Brad’s team and their (power forwards) and (centers) shoot 3’s,” said Donovan. “Really outside of Serge (Ibaka) we don’t have a 5-man that shoots 3’s. So you can run things that are a little more creative for a center that really shoots the ball from behind the line. So I think your personnel creates in my opinion an opportunity to be creative in terms of what you’re trying to do.”