Found August 29, 2013 on Red's Army:
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Tim Layden of Sports Illustrated has a 5-page expose on Celtics head coach Brad Stevens. If you don’t have time to read it, here are some takeaways and excerpts: He’s been living in a hotel in the Waltham area His office is not decorated He played Division III hoops at DePauw He left a $44,000 a year job in pharmaceuticals for a $18,000 a year coaching gig at Butler He uses an Excel document to record notes of every possession of opponents games He established a relationship with former Celtics assistant coach Kevin Eastman back in 2007 For those who think Stevens is tailored made for college hoops and not the NBA ranks, think again. He’s been dreaming of the NBA for years: With Butler’s success, Stevens was predictably pursued by brand-name programs in search of a miracle. Oregon, Clemson, Wake Forest, Illinois and, last spring, UCLA were among the suitors whose identities were made public. As Stevens declined ever more offers—he concedes there were more than 10—he and Tracy came...
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