Celtics news: Brad Stevens explains why he didn't wear a Bill Belichick hoodie in presser
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Celtics coach Brad Stevens explains why he didn’t wear a Bill Belichick hoodie in presser

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Prior to last year’s Super Bowl, Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens wore a Bill Belichick-style hoodie in his postgame presser. Belichick’s New England Patriots then went on to lose to the Philadelphia Eagles later that night.

This time around, Brad Stevens was not about to tempt fate, as he was not wearing the Bill Belichick hoodie in his postgame press conference following the Celtics’ 134-129 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday afternoon.

Why? Because he doesn’t want to put the kibosh on the Patriots tonight:

“I’m not superstitious as a coach, but I’m superstitious as a fan,” Stevens said, according to Jay King of The Athletic.

The Patriots will take on the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday night and are aiming to win their sixth Super Bowl since Tom Brady took over as the quarterback in 2001. And who did the Patriots beat during their first Super Bowl win in February 2002? The Rams.

As for Stevens’ Celtics, it marked the second time this season that they have beaten the Thunder, giving them the season sweep.

Boston, which shot a blistering 59.3 percent from the floor in the victory, has now won nine of its last 10 games to improve to 34-19 and climb into the third seed in the Eastern Conference standings.

Since getting off to a disappointing 10-10 start, the C’s have gone 24-9, good for the most wins in the league over that span. The Celtics also own the NBA’s best net rating since the run started in late November, so maybe we should put a pin in all of the talks that Boston has problems.