Brad Stevens: Dwane Casey deserved to win coach of the year

    Brad Stevens spoke to the media on Wednesday night prior to Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

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    BOSTON – Brad Stevens spoke with the media prior to Wednesday night’s Game 5 matchup against the Philadelphia 76ers.

    He was asked about the recent NBCA Coach of the Year ballots, and how he felt about not receiving any votes. The Celtics head coach said that Dwane Casey deserved to win, and continued to be humble Brad. “There’s no way in hell I would have voted for me, I would have picked ten people in front of me and felt bad I had to pick just one. We’re all just fortunate to be one of thirty.”

    Stevens also noted that the Celtics were considering a change to the starting lineup for Game 5, and that it would be announced closer to tip-off. We ultimately learned that Jaylen Brown would return to the starting five in place of Marcus Smart.

    Check out Stevens’ full pregame press conference below:

    BOSTON - Brad Stevens spoke with the media prior to Wednesday night's Game 5 matchup against the Philadelphia 76ers. He was asked about the recent NBCA Coach of the Year ballots, and how he felt about not receiving any votes. The Celtics head coach said that Dwane Casey deserved to win, and continue