Originally written on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 9/13/13

INDIANAPOLIS - APRIL 05: Head coach Brad Stevens of the Butler Bulldogs looks on in the first half while taking on the Duke Blue Devils during the 2010 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 5, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Duke won 61-59. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
New Celtics coach Brad Stevens said recently that his star point guard has been working hard to come back from his ACL tear, whenever that may be. This is from Jay King at MassLive: I told him, whenever he feels best and is ready to be back, we'll support him and we'll be happy that he's back," Stevens said Friday at Holland Elementary School in Dorchester, where the Celtics teamed up with the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation for a community event. Stevens said no date has been established for Rondo's return. In fact, the coach said he hasn't even asked the question in "a couple of weeks." Stevens went on to talk about Rondo's outlook for the upcoming season from his discussions with No. 9. "My general sense is he's really excited," said Stevens. "He's excited about the challenge of a new season. He's excited about the challenge of a new situation. He seems to be excited. I don't want to speak for him and I don't want to put words in his mouth, but every time we've talked ...
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