Fans get behind-the-scenes glimpse at Celtics

Fans get behind-the-scenes glimpse at Celtics
October 25, 2013, 8:00 pm
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BOSTON — While at Butler, Brad Stevens' teams never got into the Midnight Madness craze.

"We used to always get together on that first practice day and say, 'our madness is in March here,'" Stevens said. "So we just went to work."

And Celtics season ticket holders got a glimpse of Stevens' nose-to-the-grind coaching style during an open practice Friday night at the TD Garden.

"It'll be fun, the fans get a chance to watch us practice," said Celtics guard Avery Bradley. "They get a chance to see us off on a game night. We have a little more fun, a little more joking. But at the same time, they get to see us work hard in practice. I look forward to it."

Stevens said there will likely be a 3-point contest or maybe even a dunk contest.

As far as fun activities beyond that, "I'm not mister fun," Stevens said, adding, "we'll see."

A reporter reminded Stevens that seeing Vitor Faverani throw baseball-like passes from one end of the court to another with each hand (Faverani is ambidextrous) which he has done before in practice, could prove interesting.

"We could do some baseball passes," Stevens said.

But then he remembered how hard Faverani can throw.

"If there's a kid in the first six rows he'll probably get drilled like the dodgeball movie," Stevens said. "So we don't need that, either."