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News Blitz 5/30: Belichick praises Celtics coach Stevens

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There is little doubt that Patriots boss Bill Belichick is the dean of Boston coaches.

The future Hall of Famer has put together an unprecedented run of success and has built a program that almost any coach in any sport would love to copy.

But Belichick certainly isn't the only successful current coach in New England professional sports.

In fact, Boston.com passes along the sideline legend heaping some lofty praise on Celtics head coach Brad Stevens, who recently led an undermanned squad to within a game of the NBA Finals.

"Coach Stevens is incredible," Belichick told the subscription site Boston Sports Journal, according to Boston.com. "He always points out that the players are the ones who, regardless of the situation, have made this a special team, defying all expectations and adversity game after game after game. But he clearly is a driving force behind it. Coach Stevens is a phenomenal person, leader, teacher and strategist, and the job he does is a model for all coaches."

ESPNBoston.com writes that Cassius Marsh's recent comments about his time in New England show that the team badly miscalculated with its trade for the edge defender last September.

WEEI.com also notes Belichick's praise for Stevens.

NFL.com panelists come up with dream matchups for Super Bowl LIII without the Patriots earning a mention.

The Washington Post calls the Marsh comments "more Patriots drama."

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