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Thursday, 30 January 2014 19:55

Danny Ainge talks highly of Brad Stevens

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Danny Ainge addressed the topic of head coach Brad Stevens, and how much blame he should inherit given Boston's recent struggles in this morning's appearance on 98.5 The Sports Hub.

"I think we're all accountable, everyone in the organization is accountable when you don't win," Ainge said. "I think the accountability starts with me, and moves down from there. Brad didn't miss the open shots, he didn't miss the free throws."

Toucher and Rich then asked Ainge if he questioned how good of a coach Stevens is. Ainge denied such a thought, then wen't a step further and talked about even extending Stevens.

"Absolutely not," Ainge replied. "I'm much more inclined to give Brad Stevens an extension after working with him this year than I am to question whether he's a good coach or not. He's a great coach, he's still learning, and he's going to get better."

While the idea seems unlikely, given the fact that Stevens signed a 6-year deal in the offseason with Boston, it still speaks volumes to what Ainge thinks about his newly hired coach.