Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 7/3/14

SAN JOSE, CA - MARCH 20: Head coach Brad Stevens of the Butler Bulldogs watches game action against the Murray State Racers during the second round of the 2010 NCAA men's basketball tournament at HP Pavilion on March 20, 2010 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
In the article in Mass Live where Brad Stevens talks about Rajon Rondo and Marcus Smart playing in the same backcourt he also addressed Boston's pitch to prospective free agents on playing for the Celtics: “I just got done coaching in a season where we did not have a good year, where we won 25 games out of 82. And when I tell you that our fans were unbelievable, I can’t stress it enough,” he said. “I think people got a glimpse of that, and have gotten a glimpse of that, as they’ve visited over time. But actually to be here and live it, and to be supported the way we were, and to watch guys like (Kevin Garnett) and (Paul) Pierce come in here and get the reception that they got, I think that this is a special place. There are a lot of great places to play, don’t get me wrong. But obviously we’re biased toward this one.”This has always been my counter-argument to those who say free agents will never come to Boston. If you love the game of basketball, winning, tradition and the opportun...
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