Training Camp: Week One


Nearly a week into training camp the Boston Celtics are putting many long hours in at The Sports Authority Training Center at Healthpoint. The guys have been working very hard at both ends of the floor, and according to Celtics Head Coach Jim O’Brien, all players arrived in great shape and ready to take the next step to the NBA Finals.

“I think we came in, in very good condition and everybody looks good. There’s not one guy that came in out of shape, so they showed that they were all thinking about the season on their own and putting themselves in a good position to have a good season.”

With nearly four weeks remaining before the regular season there are still many things that Coach O’Brien still needs to accomplish. With five new players added to the roster chemistry on both offense and defense will be addressed.

“We always emphasize defense first and foremost to get to the point that we can defend at a high level. We would like to be a little bit more sophisticated in our offense than we were in the past, by drilling more on offense and breaking down our offensive plays into 3-on-3 and 4-on-4 situation.”

The team goes over some offensive sets.

Video Coordinator Jamie Young tapes practice, which the coaching staff will review before the next practice.

Coach O'Brien reviews a defensive play.

Coach O'Brien shares some insight with Shammond Williams.

Players and coaches huddle up as practice comes to a close.

Coach O'Brien greets the media following practice.