Originally posted on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 7/3/13
The lure of big time college basketball programs wasn’t enough for Brad Stevens to leave his head coaching duties at Butler. For the past few seasons, every time a big job opened up, he resisted. He was content with the program he had built at the small Division I program in Indiana, and found it fruitless to go elsewhere. However, when the opportunity to coach the most storied franchise in NBA history presented itself, it was an obvious no-brainer. Just about a week after the Boston Celtics released Doc Rivers from his contract in exchange for draft picks from the Los Angeles Clippers, GM Danny Ainge and the organization announced the hiring of Stevens. There were zero reports of the two sides meeting, but a press release from the team and a statement from the university confirm that Stevens did in fact accept the job. Stevens, 36, released this statement along with the school: “Our family is thrilled for the opportunity given to us by the leadership of the Boston Celtics, but it is emotional to leave a place that we have called home for the past 13 years.” “We truly love Butler University and Indianapolis, and are very thankful [...]
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