Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 7/5/13
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. Stevens is an analytical mind who also focuses intently on personal relationships. Fostering both a sense of team, and strong individual relationships with his players, and then using statistical analysis to gain an advantage over his counterparts. There are really two parts of coaching; the X's and O's, and the way you handle people. Stevens is is a rarity that is strong at both. It worked at Butler, and the same exact formula will work in Boston. No, it won't produce 50 win seasons off the bat, but the six year deal that Stevens received shows the teams commitment to him, a commitment highly necessary a...
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