No one was happier to see the calendar turn to February than the Boston Celtics.
The Celtics went 2-15 in the month of January, but head coach Brad Stevens says the team always knew there would be struggles throughout the rebuilding process.
"We knew that this [rebuilding process] has a potential of being… of having some tough moments," says Stevens.
Danny Ainge recently said despite the struggles, he has full faith in Stevens and his plan.
"It means a ton that you have organizational support," says Stevens.
It's important to remember that Stevens himself is going through a learning curve just like his team. So far, he believes he's made tremendous strides.
"I’ve gotten a lot better at understanding the game, and seeing the game, and processing the game and then making decisions," says Stevens.
Stevens has also had to juggle a number of roster shuffles throughout the year.
"Obviously i think the biggest challenge for our team right now is continuing to integrate the new guys," says Stevens. "Not only new guys that have been traded here, or signed to 10-day contracts, but also Rondo who’s now starting basically fresh and new, and then getting guys back from injury and playing again."
There have definitely been a lot of moving pieces for the Celtics this season, but they remain focused on a single goal and aren't worried about some turbulence on the flight to that destination.