Wednesday, August 14th, 2013 at 9:30 am  |  21 responses

Coach Brad Stevens Invited Former Celtics to Be Part of Team Tradition

Boston’s new head coach is hoping to draw from the team’s rich history. Brad Stevens contacted all former Celtics players in an effort to bring them back into the fold. Reports Peter Vecsey, via Twitter: “Brad Stevens sent letter to former Celtic players. Said if they ever want to attend practice or home/away games, call his office … Stevens said they’re always welcome to continue to be part of the Celtics’ tradition.”

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  • Dfrance

    Ummmm… do the Celtic greats really need Brad Stevens’ permission to hang around the facilities?

    I guess this applies to guys like Eric Williams and Eddie House. lol

  • spit hot fiyah

    more like scalabrine and montross

  • http://soundcloud.com/tray-8 T-Ray

    Was thinking the exact same thing. When Doc was coaching Hondo came to practice unannounced and Doc was already an established coach with 2 Finals appearances and one title. You really thing the Celtic greats need permission? lol

  • Junkie

    Or is this more of a ‘Hey guys feel free to come in and boost morale because we’re gonna tank and these guys are gonna hate on me’?

  • Seth

    So did Pierce and Garnett receive the letter?

  • http://soundcloud.com/tray-8 T-Ray

    Doubt it. He’s a first time head coach and the head coach of the most storied franchise in the history of the sport at that. So with that being said he’s probably going out of his way to establish a healthy relationship with the franchise as a whole. I just think his statements go without saying IMO.

  • Dfrance

    I guess it was more of him reaching out trying to build relationships with the former players. I’m hoping anyway. Imagine Bill Russells face when he opened that letter. lol.

  • Dfrance

    Did Ray Allen receive a letter? lol

  • ErnieD

    Larry Bird is not walking through that door!

  • JibbsIsBallin

    This is a college coaching technique. I don’t see how this would work for professional players that are being paid millions to perform.

  • http://soundcloud.com/tray-8 T-Ray

    Probably something like this..

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Nick Tha Quick

    Big Baby Davis?

  • anon

    and Ricky Davis?

  • anon

    I like how Hondo showed up for that practice in the association with some plays he’d written up for Doc to run…and Doc was good with it. That’s BALLER.

  • DK


  • http://soundcloud.com/tray-8 T-Ray

    Yea man that was pretty cool seeing how receptive Doc was.

  • Lexluther312

    Currently dying right now, well played sir

  • Ugh

    This thought also crossed my mind.

    Or he wants to collect some autographs before he gets fired 10 games into next season.

  • melvo

    I think this is his way of indirectly asking the former greats to come to more games. He obviously doesn’t need to give them permission.

  • Dean

    Raef LaFrentz might be coming in to mentor Fab Melo

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    I think this is his way of
    indirectly asking the former greats to come to more games. He obviously
    doesn’t need to give them permission.