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WALTHAM, Mass. – From the outside looking in, the shocking and unexpected announcement made Wednesday that Brad Stevens was bolting Butler University to become the new head coach of the Boston Celtics may have led some to believe that the decision — at least on the Celtics’ end — was made out of the blue and, perhaps, too quickly. After all, when team president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said he would take his time in selecting Doc Rivers‘ successor after he traded the former Celtics coach away to the Los Angeles Clippers, who could have believed that Ainge could have made a justifiable hire so seamlessly, just as he did Wednesday evening? Well, truth be told, Ainge had his man all along and, as one would come to find it, the decision was one that was a long time — years, even — in the making. The story begins much earlier than Wednesday’s stunning announcement that rocked both the pro and college sports worlds, earlier than Ainge’s first phone call to the then-Butler coac...
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