Sports | May 23, 2019 9:29 am

Boston Bruins Coach Asks Bill Belichick for Advice Before Stanley Cup Final

Bruce Cassidy reached out to Brad Stevens and Alex Cora as well

Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy. (Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty)
Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy. (Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty)
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Bruce Cassidy, the head coach of the Boston Bruins, is hoping to win that 13th professional sports title for the city since the turn of the century. Yes, this century.

With his team poised to begin the Stanley Cup Final against the St. Louis Blues on the evening of Memorial Day, Cassidy is looking to get every advantage he can get. So, he reached out to the man who has coached a team to half of the aforementioned 12 titles, Patriots coach Bill Belichick, for some advice.

In an interview with The Sports Hub’s “Toucher & Rich” program, Cassidy also shared he had reached out to Alex Cora, the manager of the World Series champion Red Sox, and Celtics coach Brad Stevens as well.

However, Cassidy played coy about the nature of the conversations he had with his fellow Boston coaches.

“Listen, I’m going to keep that in-house, but I spoke to both the football team and the baseball team, and I’ve had conversations with the basketball team, so I’ll let you figure it out from there,” he said. “I don’t want to get into all our conversations, because that’s private. But they’ve been very good to share whatever they can, very supportive. It’s been great for me.”

Cassidy did say Belichick, a notorious curmudgeon, was much friendlier than he presents himself to be at press conferences.

“I have to tell you, terrific, terrific guy. Very insightful, and it was great. I really appreciate it,” Cassidy said.

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