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.
I’m really, really excited to meet all the players. Figure out what makes everybody go and work together collectively.
DA: My first phone call was to Brad Stevens. I have watched and admired his poise, intelligence, his teams, their execution under pressure and always looked at him as a candidate to be a great head coach. Brad’s success will be determined a lot by what we do, what I do and what ownership does to support us. We’ve been through this rebuilding process before and we’re better for it.
WG: We think by having Brad here as a key part of the Celtics, we’re doing everything to get back to the champion...