Brad Stevens asked Frank Vogel for advice on how to deal with Gordon Hayward injury
In the wake of the devastating injury to All-Star forward Gordon Hayward on opening night of the NBA season, Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens is turning towards a fellow Eastern Conference coach who has been there before.
Speaking with reporters on Friday, Stevens said that he called Orlando Magic head coach Frank Vogel for advice on how to deal with Hayward’s recovery, per Chris Forsberg of ESPN.
Celtics coach Brad Stevens called Frank Vogel for advice on how to keep Gordon Hayward engaged during long recovery. pic.twitter.com/HEJar69xN2
— Chris Forsberg (@ESPNForsberg) October 20, 2017
Of course, Vogel knows what Stevens is going through, as he was head coach of the Indiana Pacers when Paul George suffered a broken leg in August 2014 during a USA Basketball scrimmage and missed almost the entire 2014-15 season. Hayward seems to be looking at a similarly lengthy recovery period, so Stevens could definitely learn a thing or two from his Eastern peer here.