Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens has been a big proponent of “come out” coaching in the NFL.
So much so that he’s done interviews with a wide variety of coaches and players, including Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Peyton Davis, Brian Billick and now Logan Thomas.
Here’s what Stevens told the media at a pre-draft workout: I like to give guys a chance to come out and say, “Look, I’m going to coach you.
I’m here to work with you.
You know what?
I love this.
I respect you.
And I love the process.”
Thomas said he was very pleased with his work with Stevens, who is a native of Boston.
And when asked how he thinks his experience with Stevens could translate to the NFL, Thomas said, “I don’t know if it’s possible.
I’ve never been there.
I haven’t coached in the league.
I have no experience in coaching.
I’ll have to find out how that works.”
Asked if he thought he would have been better off being a running back or an offensive lineman in college, Thomas replied, “Definitely.
I think I was better off in college than I was in the pros.
I was a better athlete than I am now.”
Thomas was selected by the Celtics with the 11th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.