Originally written on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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It's literally days until the Boston Celtics open their 2013-2014 season, and head coach Brad Stevens looks ready to go. The collective expectations of pundits, fans, and neutrals are low. Yet at the same time, no one really knows how the new-look C's will present themselves. Will they be looking to compete in every game, or will they make trades and increase their chances of a decent lottery number in the draft? Will Rajon Rondo return this season? Or next season? Or at all? And how much time exactly will Brad Stevens be given as the head coach to build a new winning team? If Stevens wants to build for the future then wins and losses will be irrelevant to him. The only thing that will matter is the growth of his roster. Going on a five-game losing streak won't concern him. Players not buying into his system will. Getting demolished by the Brooklyn Nets would barely make him flinch. Players in the rotation not fulfilling their responsibilities will. That may well be how Stevens plan...
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