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The official home for audio programming from CelticsBlog, SB Nation's community for fans of the Boston Celtics.




CelticsPod: Abby Chin Interview

For today's episode, Adam is joined by NBC Sport's Abby Chin. Abby discusses the emotional rollercoaster she went through last season, when her sideline job was coming to an end, the emotional support she received from fans on social media, and how much it meant to her. Adam and Abby then discuss what Abby's new role with Scal and Kendrick Perkins is like, before discussing the Celtics, Nets, and if Kyrie should retire. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


CelticsPod: How would a 7-man lineup work?

The Boston Celtics game against the Miami Heat was postponed and we were robbed of a 7-man rotation that is full of small guards! We may still see this rotation, and we discuss what in the world the defense would look like, who would get all the shots, and the pure entertainment that would bring. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


CelticsPod: Brown impacts Miami with passing, Harrison Barnes an ideal fit? And we're still waiting to see the best of Tristan Thompson

Jaylen Brown's scoring exploits cooled off against Miami, but instead of becoming a spectator, he found a way to impact the game with his passing and rebounding. The hole at 4 spot is becoming increasingly obvious, so would Harrison Barnes be the solution? And while Thompson has added physicality to the Celtics on both ends of the floor, we're still waiting to see the best of him, does he have an injury hangover? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


CelticsPod: Pritchard continues to impress, Grant's improvement, & Semi with the starters

The Boston Celtics came away with a convincing win against their division rival Toronto Raptors on the shoulders of spectacular play from Jayson Tatum. Payton Pritchard continues to impress, Semi added additional spacing, and Grant Williams may have worked his way back into the rotation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Celtics PRIDE: Jaylen the flamethrower, Tatum lacks force, Payton Pritchard is GOOD, and other reactions from the past week

The Celtics Pride team had so many reactions this week they had to record them in two parts. Part 1 - After squeezing out a win against the Pistons on Sunday, Adam, Josh, and Mike needed a cathartic conversation to discuss their frustration with Tatum (despite the game winner and `12 assists), express their amazement at Jaylen's play against the Grizzlies and Pistons, and wonder what the heck is going on with the team's effort, and Stevens' lineup decisions. Mike breaks out some depressing...


CelticsPod: Celtics split Pistons mini-series, and narratives begin to form

The Celtics split their two-game mini series with the Detroit Pistons over the weekend, losing the first before squeaking by in the second. Adam and Brenden discuss those games, and pinpoint the narratives that are beginning to form surrounding the starting lineup, bench depth, and Jaylen Brown playing out of his skin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


CelticsPod: Reacting to Pacers game 2 and looking ahead to Memphis

The Boston Celtics altered their offensive approach, driving the lane far more often and getting out in transition on their way to beating the Indiana Pacers. Adam and Brenden discuss the changes in Brad Stevens schemes and why they were successful, before looking ahead to tonights Memphis game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Celtics PRIDE: Jason Tatum's progress with shot selection, Brad's masterful player development and media motivation, Payton Pritchard in the rotation and more.

On this episode of Celtics PRIDE, Josh Motenko, Mike Minkoff and Adam Motenko discuss the Celtics first three games of the 2020-2021 NBA Season including the win against the Bucks on Jason Tatum's bank shot three at the buzzer, the blowout loss to Brooklyn and the loss to Indiana on another last second three attempt by Tatum. The guys compare Jason Tatum's development and clutch shots to Paul Pierce in his early prime and explore why Brad Stevens chose not to design a play at the end of...


CelticsPod: Observations from opening week

Recording this episode before the Indiana Pacers game, Adam and Brenden look at the signs of growth (or regression) from the Celtics roster. Exploring if Jaylen Brown's offensive jump is real, or just a flash in the pan, Tatum's shot selection, Grant Williams on offensive, and of course, Payton Pritchard. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


CelticsPod: Here come the bucks

The Boston Celtics take on the Milwaukee Bucks in their season opener later today. Adam and Brenden discuss what the Celtics will need to do to slow down what is possibly the deepest team in the league. The guys also look at where the distribution and penetration is going to come from, before giving an honest assessment of the Celtics first 2 games. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Celtics PRIDE: An education on smudging with Durwood Vanderhoop, and a look ahead to this week's games

After Friday's episode Adam, Josh, and Mike (mostly Mike) were called out by Durwood Vanderhoop (@1durwood on Twitter), a member of the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe, for the way we discussed Kyrie's use of sage to perform a traditional smudging practice prior to the Celtics-Nets preseason game. So, we apologized. And we were appreciative when Durwood agreed to join us to discuss. Durwood shares the significance of sage burning and smudging in his life and his reaction to seeing a bona fide NBA...


CelticsPod: Timelord vs Theis, and Rookies showing more than first thought

Both Timelord and Theis enter this season with questions looming over their contracts at the end of the season, do the Celtics see value in keeping both around long-term? Or is this an audition to remain on the roster beyond this season? Adam and Brenden debate who should stay, or if there's value in the diversity both of these players bring. Then the guys look at the additional skillsets both Aaron Nesmith and Payton Pritchard displayed in pre-season that show's these young guys may provide...


Celtics PRIDE: Reaction to Preseason Games 1 & 2

The Celtics PRIDE team reacts to the Celtics' 2 preseason games. Adam Motenko, Josh Motenko and Mike Minkoff, give initial impressions of the Celtics play so far and what it may or may not indicate for the regular season. The guys talk about Kyrie burning sage in the Garden, Payton Pritchard and Aaron Nesmith's role on the team, poor shooting from the stars and poor playmaking from Brown and Smart. Mike overreacts to what he's seeing on the court while Adam and Josh remind everyone that it's...


CelticsPod: Kenny Anderson, 14 year NBA vet stops by

Adam is joined by former Celtics and 14 year NBA veteran Kenny Anderson. Discussing playing without fans, Kenny's time in the league, how Kenny could still get buckets now, and why today's game is more suited to dominant ball handlers - it was great to be joined by someone with such a wealth of NBA experience, making this a don't miss episode Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


CelticsPod: Preseason game one is in the books

Preseason game one for the Boston Celtics against the Philadelphia 76ers was a disappointing night for the top of the roster, but the rookies were on display and showed promise in their debuts. We shared our notes from the first preseason game of the 2020-21 Boston Celtics season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Celtics PRIDE: Preseason Excitement, is JB Top 30?, and Quick Thoughts on Philly/Nets/Bucks

Adam, Josh, and Mike discuss which Celtics players they're most excited to watch this pre-season and their favorite moment of the NBA preseason so far. Who's already enamored with Peyton Pritchard? Will a Williams rise to top? Does it EVEN MATTER!?!?! They then look at ESPN's NBA Rank placement for Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown and wonder how large a leap they can take this year before rounding out the show with brief looks at the 76ers, the Nets, and the Bucks -- their preseason and early...


CelticsPod: What to expect from preseason

With the Celtics first preseason game fast approaching, Adam and Brenden get together to discuss what they want to see from the Celtics roster, and where improvements could be made from last year Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


CelticsPod: Nekias Duncan stops by

Adam is joined by NBA analyst Nekias Duncan from BasketballNews.com the guys get into the expected production levels of Jaylen and Jayson, the addition of Nesmith and Pritchard, before taking a look at competition in the East. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Celtics PRIDE: Season Predictions

With the first preseason game one week away - Dec 15th vs Philly (7:30pm ET start) - Adam Motenko, Josh Motenko, and Mike Minkoff give their predictions for how the Celtics will finish the season. What will their record be? What seed will they finish in the East, and what other east teams got better? After finishing 12th in MVP voting last year, will Jason Tatum finish in the top 5 this year? That and more, on this episode of the Celtics Pride Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...


CelticsPod: We introduce a Tier system

Not much is happening around the NBA at the moment, with media days coming and going at a rapid pace. So, Adam and Brenden get together to recap the Celtics decision not to send the Red Claws to the G-League bubble, discuss Thompson and Pritchard media days, before breaking down the east into 4 Tiers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices