Stevens says praise he has received for Celtics' success is 'silly'

Stevens says praise he has received for Celtics' success is 'silly'

Stevens says praise he has received for Celtics' success is 'silly'

Despite being down two All-Stars, another important role player, and multiple key players dealing with nagging injuries, the Boston Celtics are just three wins from reaching the NBA Finals.

Then during the game, Stevens reiterated the importance of getting back on defense and "staying in our system". Speaking to reporters on Monday, Stevens said the constant praise is "silly", and noted it makes him "uncomfortable".

Stevens will have a chance to extend his legacy at the franchise when Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals series between the Celtics and the Cavaliers takes place later this evening at the TD Garden in Boston.

Still, it's not surprising that many in the media, along with plenty of fans, are enamored with what Stevens has done in Boston. Boston is three wins away from the NBA Finals, which is much further than anybody could've reasonably expected when the postseason started. "They definitely have their own methods as well".

"It's a collaboration amongst everybody, but Danny is the one that chooses the players and he's hit absolute home runs", said Stevens.

Robert Parish won three of his four National Basketball Association rings with the Celtics during the 1980s (the other one was with the Chicago Bulls in 1997), so his opinion carries some weight.

"I think he gets a little too much praise, but I like what he's doing", Parish said on Sirius XM NBA radio. "The Philly game I just mentioned, we don't win if we're not there because the end of the first half was about as electric of an environment as I've ever been in". Now granted, don't get me wrong, he's a solid coach, I'll give him that.

Later Parish added, "That don't mean that you're not great or good just because you never won a championship". I'm just saying, the amount of praise he's getting, you'd think he won a championship or two.

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