While not all fans of the Boston Celtics might agree, interim head coach Joe Mazzulla’s habit of letting his team play through a rough patch instead of calling a quick timeout has been looked on favorably by his players. Asked if he thinks that approach a helpful one, star wing Jaylen Brown replied “At times, it’s good.”
“It challenges us not only for the situation at hand, but also challenges us to be better down the line,” he explained, via CLNS Media. “I think we’ve been in the NBA long enough to know how to get to our spots, how to correct some of our mistakes.”
“We’ve got a poised team, so that’s a lot of trust from our head coach that he instills in our players and in us to figure it out. So to be honest, that’s what you want as a player, and you want that relationship with your head coach.”
“That he trusts you out there, that you’ll figure it out — and for the most part, we have this year,” added Brown.
“We’ve just got to keep it up and continue to set our bar at a higher standard.”
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