Celtics’ Brad Stevens says he is proud of Marcus Smart’s decision to announce his positive coronavirus test

Jan 11, 2017; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens and point guard Marcus Smart (36) scream from the side line during the first quarter against the Washington Wizards at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Brad Stevens shared his thoughts on the decision of Marcus Smart to announce his positive coronavirus test.

The head coach of the Boston Celtics said he is proud of Smart’s initiative, because it helped raise public awareness for the illness.

“I’m proud of how he kinda took the initiative to tell people that he had it and that he felt good and that he got online and just continued to ask people to practice social distancing and self-isolation right now. It’s a really unique, unsettling time for everyone,” per Tim Bontemps of ESPN.