Celtics coach Brad Stevens dons Patriots gear after huge win
Brad Stevens was ready to watch Super Bowl LII after the Boston Celtics squeaked past the Portland Trail Blazers thanks to a buzzer beater.
The Celtics head coach showed up at the podium after the 97-96 victory on Sunday in a cut-off sweatshirt and a New England Patriots 'Not Done' beanie.
Meanwhile, Stevens brought forward — and Philadelphia native — Marcus Morris up to the podium with him. Morris was wearing a Carson Wentz jersey.
"Football game to watch," Stevens said about his attire. "And [Morris and I] have had a lot of back-and-forth discussions, so I thought I'd bring Marcus along. It helps that Al made the last shot; it helps it feel better."
Al Horford was the hero for the Celtics — his last-second shot gave Boston a fourth successive win and ultimately put Stevens in such a good mood.
"Wanted it to end the game so we could go watch the Super Bowl," Stevens joked about the gutsy call.
When prodded further about his Bill Belichick-style hoodie, Stevens said he wished he could dress that way both on and off the court.
"If the NBA would let us, I would wear it," said Stevens. "I was hoping that we would figure it out and go to a much more casual look on the sidelines. But maybe the Nike reps can push the NBA on that a little bit."