It’s protected to say that Brad Stevens sees All-Star voting as greater than just a reputation contest.
The Boston Celtics head coach shared some fairly fascinating insights on Monday into his strategy in the direction of casting his All-Star ballot as a coach. Stevens stated that his tiebreaker is his degree of worry when coaching towards a player, per Jay King of The Athletic. He additionally added that he takes the voting process critically and even asks his assistants for his or her opinions.
The poll of Stevens, who coached the Japanese Conference All-Stars in 2017, carries fairly vital weight, as coaches vote for the All-Star reserves in their very own conferences and can't forged a vote for their own gamers.
NBA coaches have lamented the failure of players to take their votes seriously, so this might be Stevens’ method of balancing the scales a bit.