Brad Stevens happy with Boston Celtics preparations

Stevens happy with Celtics preparations
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Boston Celtic head coach Brad Stevens confirms that he is pleased with the team's preparations for the upcoming NBA season.

Brad Stevens has said that the Boston Celtics are progressing well ahead of the start of the 2013-14 NBA season.

The 36-year-old, who has never managed in the league before, was appointed as the team's new head coach during the summer.

Stevens told ESPN: "I'm in pretty good shape. I've got a great staff and they've been great about answering any questions that I would have had.

"I think now it's like anything else, you have to come up with a progression for getting as much in as you possibly can in a very short amount of time. Also, a philosophy on how you're going to treat the exhibition games and the exhibition season with the practice opportunities during that month.

"It's settled down a little bit in the last couple weeks, kinda the calm before the storm now. A good number of players have been in town, off and on, for the last couple of weeks. And now, a pretty good number [of players] this week. We're all getting ready for October 1 and the start of it."

Stevens previously coached college side Butler Bulldogs.

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