Found July 06, 2013 on NESN.com:
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.
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