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Jaylen Brown and Brad Stevens agree: Coach's pedagogy is 'dope'

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Jaylen Brown and Brad Stevens agree: Coach's pedagogy is 'dope'

WALTHAM, Mass. - Not sure which was the bigger surprise; Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown describing Brad Stevens’ pedagogy as being “dope,” or Stevens referring to it as being . . . dope!
 
For those who don’t know what pedagogy means (and haven’t Googled it by the time you get to this sentence), it means the method and practice by which someone teaches.
 
When asked to describe his pedagogy which Brown referred to as “dope,” Stevens’ initial response was that his pedagogy was...“dope.”
 
“That was the ultimate set-up,” said a grinning Stevens.

Stevens soon elaborated by explaining his teaching philosophy.

“I look at coaching like being a teacher at any school,” Stevens said. “And that is you create a curriculum, you create a progression of teaching. We do a lot of whole-part-whole where we throw a lot at them and break it down, then try to get better at it. But ultimately, it’s about bringing each individual up to speed on what they do best. And everybody needs to be taught a little bit differently, everybody learns a little bit differently; and kind of balancing all that.
 
Stevens added, “So that’s why it’s dope!”


 
 

NBC Sports Boston Breakfast Pod: Kawhi Leonard finally traded; Marcus Smart back to the Celtics?

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NBC Sports Boston Breakfast Pod: Kawhi Leonard finally traded; Marcus Smart back to the Celtics?

1:26 - Marcus Smart and the Celtics are reportedly finalizing a 4 year contract. A. Sherrod Blakey and Kyle Draper join Gary Tanguay and Trenni Kusnierek to discuss the deal and debate if the Celtics are overpaying for Smart.

6:17 - Kawhi Leonard has finally been traded. The Spurs shipped him to the Raptors in a package centered around DeMar DeRozan. Cedric Maxwell breaks down who got the best end of the deal and if he was surprised Kawhi got sent to Toronto.

11:18 - Darrelle Revis has officially retired from the NFL after 11 seasons, including one season with the Patriots where he won his only Super Bowl ring. Chris Gasper along with Tanguay and Trenni discuss Revis’ legacy.  

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