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Celtics PRIDE podcast: rotations, captains, and Brad Stevens vs. Ime Udoka

With so many players playing so well in training camp, the team seems farther away from a set rotation than they did at Media Day

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On this week’s episode of the Celtics Pride Podcast with Adam Motenko, Josh Motenko, and Mike Minkoff, the Pride Guys discuss the first two preseason games against Orlando and Toronto. What are our impressions of the team so far? Who are we excited about? What are we surprised about?

The guys share also their initial thoughts on new players. Who will be named captains? Coach Josh explains his experience coaching teams with team captains. When has he decided to have captains vs. not? What does it mean when the best players are not chosen?

Then the podcast turns to rotations. Head coach Ime Udoka wants to set expectations with the team on playing time and role, but with 13 playable guys, that is increasingly difficult. Who is definitely in the rotation? Who else makes the cut? Who is out? Does playing double bigs make the decision easier? Then the Pride team shares their “fun lineups.” Who would they like to see on the court as a bench mob to shift momentum and make a run? At the end of show, the guys discuss the difference between Brad Stevens as Coach and Ime Udoka. Is Brad gritty?

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Hosts: Adam Motenko, Josh Motenko (@coachmotenko) and Mike Minkoff (@mikeminkoffnba)

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About Celtics PRIDE Podcast: Co-Hosts Adam Motenko, his identical twin brother Josh Motenko, and their friend Mike Minkoff couldn’t stop talking about the team. Now they supply your need for Boston Celtics content with their regular podcast on CelticsBlog.

They will talk nerdy to you, dissect the players on and off the court, and bicker like only opinionated New Englanders can. It’s like if CelticsBlog made a BasketballJones / Dunc’dOn lovechild.

You will get the coach’s perspective, the capologist’s view, and a healthy dose of advanced and traditional stats that breakdown everything that happened and could happen with the #1 dynasty in the NBA. If you often find yourself reminiscing about the players you grew up watching, or you just need reminders about what “being a Celtic” means to you, this is the podcast for you. This is Celtics PRIDE!

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