C's coaches adjusting to each other, too

C's coaches adjusting to each other, too
October 3, 2013, 11:00 pm
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NEWPORT, R.I. — Players aren't the only ones feeling each other out at Celtics training camp. Brad Stevens' staff is comprised for the most part with men he has never worked with before.

"We have to meet more as a staff," Stevens said. "We can't do as much in breakdowns as far as each side of the floor. You have to do it more as one group. We'll get to know each other as well as the players get to know each other better. We meet a lot. We spend a lot of time together. They work hard at it and are very knowledgeable."

And while there's no questioning that Stevens is in charge, he is wise enough to know that he doesn't have all the answers and readily admits he seeks out his assistants for advice and suggestions.

 "I feel bad for [assistant coach] Ron Adams. I probably wear him out with questions," Stevens said. "And Jamie [Young] and Jay [Larranaga] being here last year. And Walter [McCarty] having the experience of being an NBA player and an NBA assistant coach in different situations. I put a lot on Micah [Shrewsberry] and Ron Nored because they've been with me before [at Butler]. Everybody's got their own strengths and roles in this right now. And I lean on them all quite a bit."