The most amusing part of Barstool Sports’ Dan Katz and PFT Commenter crashing Brad Stevens’ conference call with reporters Friday weren’t the inane questions they asked. It was that Stevens answered them seriously.
Nearly 12 minutes into the Q&A, Katz, who identified himself as a writer for “MJvs.LeBron dot net,” asked Stevens if he feels like he’s coaching for his job this postseason. Stevens, who apparently is unaware of the popular “Pardon My Take” podcast, gave Katz a legitimate response.
“I don’t really ever think about it,” Stevens said, per the Big Lead’s audio recording of the call. “When you’re in coaching, you understand it’s probably not going to end well, and there’s only so much you can control. You just try to enjoy being around the players, coaches and front office you’re with and everybody else –– ownership –– and just try to enjoy the experience. Have as good of an experience as we can all have, and when it comes to an end, it comes to an end.”
Roughly five minutes later, PFT Commenter, who claimed to work for “DraftJoshAllen dot net,” asked Stevens whether the Celtics were interested in pursuing LeBron James this summer. Stevens shot the inquiry down, saying he couldn’t disclose that information –– even though PFT Commenter threw in “please” after a long pause.
The conference call ended immediately afterwards. The abrupt conclusion of the mundane interview caused at least one “capital-J journalist” to admonish Katz and PFT Commenter on Twitter.
“.@BarstoolBigCat and @PFTCommenter are hilarious 99% of the time, but this is the 1%. It’s the Eastern Conference Finals and Brad Stevens has his team up 2-0. Not the time and place for this,” NBA reporter Jeff Eisenband tweeted.
For the record, the call lasted more than 18 minutes. Those who participated should thank Katz and PFT Commenter for ending the tedious exercise.
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Source: GreenStreet Blog