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Celtics coach Brad Stevens reacts to Coach of the Year snub by his peers

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Many consider Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens one of the best up and coming coaches in the league and some already believe he should already be called one of the best.

Evidently, the other coaches in the league don’t exactly feel that way, or maybe they just weren’t impressed with what he did with an injury-riddled Boston team.

Each year the National Basketball Coaches Association votes on a coach of the year, and this year Stevens didn’t receive a single vote. Dwane Casey was the coach who ended up winning the award, but for Stevens, he isn’t even mad that he didn’t receive a single vote.

“I looked at the sheet, and there’s no way that I would have voted for me over any of the other 29 people, and the guy that should have won got it,” Stevens said ahead of Game 5 against the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday. “And those other guys that got votes, they’re unbelievable. I’m stealing from those guys all the time.

“It’s so incredible to have an opportunity to be one of 30, and I think it’s a lot more important to just focus on competing with your team rather than trying to compare yourself to others. Because I’m telling you, if it gets to be a comparison contest, I’m screwed.”

What Stevens has done with all the injuries for the Celtics is nothing short of impressive. It seemed like every week someone new was going down with an injury, but even so, Stevens lead the Celtics to a 55 win regular season.