NBA coaches often give brief assessments of the opposing team during pregame media interviews, and before almost every Celtics game, the assessment has been identical.

“This team plays as hard as any team in the NBA,” Indiana coach Frank Vogel said Sunday.

Vogel became the latest in a long line of NBA coaches, which includes former Celtics head man Doc Rivers, to utter that phrase, using it before his team destroyed the Celtics by 27 points.

Said Brooklyn coach Jason Kidd: “They play hard and they play together.”

Said Minnesota coach Rick Adelman: “They play really hard. They come at you. They’re never out of a game. They just keep competing.”

Said Rivers, now the coach of the Los Angeles Clippers: “There may be rebuilding going on, but [Celtics coach Brad Stevens] has his team competing every night. I think they’re one of the teams that, they compete every night and they can beat everybody.”

Former NBA coach Hubie Brown, now an NBA analyst for ESPN, agreed with all of the above.

“[Stevens] and his staff have a team right now that is not tremendously talented, but they play hard every night,” Brown said.

“They play to their potential on most nights. They are doing an excellent job.”

Even former Celtics forward Paul Pierce, now playing in Brooklyn, couldn’t help but comment on the subject after a recent matchup against his former team.