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PLAYERS: Brad Stevens
A man is only as good as  his word. If that’s true, then Brad Stevens is as good as they come. The day following Stevens’ introduction as the new head coach of the Celtics, he was not in Boston. He was not in Massachusetts. He wasn’t even on the East Coast. Instead, he was riding in the Connersville, Ind., bicentennial parade after making a promise to former Butler player Matt Howard and his family. “I give the Celtics organization a lot of credit, when we talked on Wednesday morning, I said, ‘There’s some place I need to be on Saturday. I told them I would be there.’ They said, ‘Hey, we love that,’” Stevens said. “To be honest, that meant a lot to me, from their standpoint, that they would feel that way. That’s a place that values team, that’s a place that values culture, and they understand that, when you’ve got a person that  you’ve done a ton of stuff with over time, and a family that’s been so great to you, if you told them  you’re going to do something, you do it.

Ainge calls Stevens his 1st choice

Brad Stevens says he had no desire to leave Butler - until the Celtics called.

Brad Stevens Is Reportedly The “Anti-Rick Pitino”

Butler head basketball coach Brad Stevens shocked the world on Wednesday afternoon when the news broke that he’d be leaving Butler to take the head coaching job with the Boston Celtics. The 36-year-old Stevens has more than proven that he’s a great young basketball mind, but the fact that there hadn’t been any rumblings of this is why it was such a surprise. Stevens led Butler...

Brad Stevens: The Boston Celtics? Like wow!

The Celtics  introduced Brad Stevens today as their new head coach. Here are some excerpts from the press conference: On leaving Butler and coming to Boston: BS: It’s an honor and privilege to be here. I’m just in awe of this organization. It has such a high standard and places a value on culture. The Boston Celtics? Like wow. That is an incredible feeling, an incredible honor...

Brad Stevens: How will he fit in the NBA?

Making the coaching jump from college basketball to the NBA isn’t an easy transition. When the Boston Celtics announced they hired Butler head coach Brad Stevens as the next leader of their storied organization, it received a mixed reaction. Some folks thought this would be a perfect fit, that Stevens will be able to take a team that’s in a rebuilding phase and restore it to...

Boston Celtics will hire Butler statistician Drew Cannon, according to Brad Stevens

Photo via @BaxterHolmes of The Boston Globe. Drew Cannon (in order from far left), sits next to Jim Larranga, Danny Ainge, Mike Zarren, Austin Ainge, and Brad Stevens. ORLANDO- Butler’s former one-man analytics department, Drew Cannon, was spotted sitting with Boston Celtics director of basketball operations Danny Ainge, assistant GM Mike Zarren, and coach Brad Stevens prior to...

Brad Stevens Hiring Kept Secret By Design for Danny Ainge, Celtics

WALTHAM, Mass. — When the Celtics announced via news release on Wednesday that they had hired Brad Stevens as their head coach, half the basketball-watching world was stunned by the hire. The other half was more stunned the Celtics were able to keep such press-stopping news a secret. In the era of Twitter, TMZ and the 24-hour news cycle, companies rarely control their own message...

Photos: Boston Celtics introduce Brad Stevens as new head coach

On Friday, now-former Butler head man Brad Stevens was officially introduced as the new Boston Celtics coach in a press conference.

Brad Stevens is Boston’s new coach: A roundup

Meet the Celtics new coach…a few days late There are few times when a site going down would be convenient for its writers, but for us here at Celtics Town, going down right before the Boston Celtics shock the basketball world and hire a young college stud of a coach is perhaps the least convenient time ever. As a result, we are severely behind all of the Brad Stevens news, and...

Brad Stevens-Celtics Union Was a Long Time in the Making, Built on Trust Formed Over Years

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...

Brad Stevens’ Success or Failure Will Be Referendum on Danny Ainge’s Decision-Making With Celtics

WALTHAM, Mass. — When Danny Ainge first called Brad Stevens last Wednesday to gauge his interest in coaching the Celtics, Stevens ended the conversation by hanging up the phone, wide-eyed and in disbelief. “Boston Celtics?” he said to his wife, Tracy. “Wow.” By the time Ainge and several key members of the Celtics’ power structure met with Stevens a week later, it was...

Report: Butler Picks Brandon Miller to Replace Brad Stevens as Head Coach

Butler University didn’t take long — or look far — to find its new head basketball coach. Three days after Brad Stevens shocked the basketball world and left the school to become the new head coach of the Boston Celtics, Butler decided to hire in the family, tabbing assistant coach Brandon Miller as its new head coach, according to Nicole Auerbach of USA Today. Miller, who...

Rick Pitino tells new Celtics coach Brad Stevens he’ll love city of Boston

Former Celtics and current Louisville coach Rick Pitino told Brad Stevens all about how much the now-former Butler coach is going to love Boston.

Brad Stevens while being introduced as Celtics coach: 'There's no bigger fan of Rajon Rondo than me'

Photo courtesy A. Sherrod Blakely I didn't post on the Stevens hire the other day because we already had numerous articles on it, but I feel like I need to chime in after his introduction. Brad Stevens is going to be a phenomenal coach, one of the best in the NBA, and with one hire the outlook on the next ten years of Boston Celtics basketball has gotten infinitely brighter...

Photo: Which 5 States Tweet The Most About College Football?

Twitter has become the medium that sports fans everywhere use to express their support or disapproval for their beloved teams and/or rivals. We’ve seen everything from Butler fans feeling betrayed by Brad Stevens to Duke fans trolling North Carolina after P.J. Hairston’s arrest. To put it simply — sports fans love Twitter. With college football season right around the corner...

Butler beat writer Zak Keefer visits Celtics Beat noonest Sunday

Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge shocked the NBA Wendnesday when he announced the hiring of Butler University's Brad Stevens as head coach.  The 36-year-old guided the Bulldogs to back to back appearances in the NCAA Final. CLNS Radio personality Ty Ray visits with Butler beat writer Zak Keefer to find out how the young Stevens was able to make the tiny...
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