Boston Celtics

Feb 7, 2019; Boston, MA, USA; New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick walks to his seat before the start of a game between the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

By Alex Barth,

While Bill Belichick is busy getting ready for his team’s season, he was able to find time to help another Boston squad toward the end of theirs.

As first reported by NBC Sports Boston’s Abby Chin, Celtics coach Brad Stevens connected with Belichick over the weekend to set up a Zoom session with his team ahead of their first round playoff series against the Philadelphia 76ers.

This continues the relationship between Stevens and Belichick. The seven-year Celtics coach has been spotted at Patriots training camp practices over the past few years, while Belichick and his players have been regulars at TD Garden playoff games during Stevens tenure.

So, what kind of advice did the six-time Super Bowl give the Celtics?

Celtics forward Daniel Theis described the call to NBCSB. “Be prepared and control whatever you can control,” he told Abby Chin. “Don’t be surprised on the court when they run something, because you should know and be well prepared for it.”

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