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WALTHAM, Mass. — When Danny Ainge first called Brad Stevens last Wednesday to gauge his interest in coaching the Celtics, Stevens ended the conversation by hanging up the phone, wide-eyed and in disbelief.
“Boston Celtics?” he said to his wife, Tracy. “Wow.”
By the time Ainge and several key members of the Celtics’ power structure met with Stevens a week later, it was their turn to be wowed. Following a productive meeting at Stevens’ home in Indiana on Wednesday, the Celtics’ contingent left a signed contract on the Butler coach’s counter, promising a reported $22 million over the next six years. Stevens’ number was the first one Ainge dialed after Doc Rivers‘ move to Los Angeles became official last Tuesday, and a mere 10 days later he was introducing Stevens as the 17th head coach in franchise history.
“I sensed, as we were sitting there, that [the Stevenses] wanted this opportunity,” Ainge said Friday after a news conference at the Celtics’ practice facility. “It wasn’t any
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A man is only as good as his word. If that’s true, then Brad Stevens is as good as they come.
The day following Stevens’ introduction as the new head coach of the Celtics, he was not in Boston. He was not in Massachusetts. He wasn’t even on the East Coast.
Instead, he was riding in the Connersville, Ind., bicentennial parade after making a promise to former Butler player Matt...
Brad Stevens says he had no desire to leave Butler - until the
The first question many people had when news came that former Butler University coach Brad Stevens had left the Bulldogs to coach the Boston Celtics at 36 years old was this: Does Stevens have a chance to succeed in a league where so many other good college coaches have failed?
The prime example, of course, is Rick Pitino, who flamed out by record (102-146) and rhetoric when coaching...
In basketball, there is a substantial difference between the college and professional level. The rules, style of play, and the level of athleticism in particular vary widely between the two.
Many love both levels of competitions, but there are huge camps on both sides that think only their version of the game is “real” basketball.
That’s why news like Brad Stevens’ decision...
Just how young is new Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens? The man who the “Green Team” will introduce at a press conference on Friday according to a report from the “Boston Globe,” was just 15-years-old when Larry Bird retired from the NBA. Although Stevens, has had an incredible run as the bench boss for Butler University; having success at the NCAA level, is no guarantee...
The @Celtics have hired Brad Stevens as their next head coach. Press Release: http://t.co/Psidetrtwo— Boston Celtics (@celtics) July 3, 2013 According to the Celtics' official twitter account the team has hired former Butler coach, Brad Stevens, as their new head coach. Stevens spent the last six years patrolling the sidelines at Butler and he amassed a 166-49 record...
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...
Here's another reason not to believe GMs when they say things publicly.
According to the Boston Globe's Baxter Holmes, Danny Ainge had been targeting new head coach Brad Stevens well before Doc Rivers left for Hollywood.
At some point, though, Ainge had been seriously considering another candidate to become the next head coach of the Celtics, a candidate that Ainge had...
Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge shocked the NBA Wendnesday when he announced the hiring of Butler University's Brad Stevens as head coach. The 36-year-old guided the Bulldogs to back to back appearances in the NCAA Final. CLNS Radio personality Ty Ray visits with Butler beat writer Zak Keefer to find out how the young Stevens was able to make the tiny...
Working well below the radar, the Celtics announced Wednesday that they had come to an agreement with Brad Stevens to become their head coach.
Stevens, 36, is a surprise hire for a couple of reasons. For one thing, Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge was adamant that he had not yet begun interviewing candidates as recently as Monday. For another, Stevens had turned...
Celtics GM Danny Ainge certainly swung for the fences here. I’m just not sure he didn’t swing and miss. In a very interesting move, the Boston Celtics have hired Brad Stevens away from Butler University as their new head coach, […]
Meet the Celtics new coach…a few days late
There are few times when a site going down would be convenient for its writers, but for us here at Celtics Town, going down right before the Boston Celtics shock the basketball world and hire a young college stud of a coach is perhaps the least convenient time ever.
As a result, we are severely behind all of the Brad Stevens news, and...
Roddy White is never one to keep his feelings to himself, and that was no exception on Wednesday. The Boston Celtics shocked everyone by announcing the hiring of former Butler coach Brad Stevens as their new head coach. Very few people debate Stevens’ credentials, but most were surprised by the move because it came out [...]
Butler University didn’t take long — or look far — to find its new head basketball coach.
Three days after Brad Stevens shocked the basketball world and left the school to become the new head coach of the Boston Celtics, Butler decided to hire in the family, tabbing assistant coach Brandon Miller as its new head coach, according to Nicole Auerbach of USA Today.
ESPN.com’s Jeff Goodman is reporting that Michigan assistant coach LaVall Jordan will meet with Butler in the next “24 to 48 hours”.
Michigan assistant and former Butler player LaVall Jordan has emerged as the frontrunner to replace coach Brad Stevens and is expected to meet with Bulldogs athletic director Barry Collier in the next 24 to 48 hours, sources with knowledge of...