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NBA: Boston Celtics Hire Brad Stevens as Head Coach
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NBA: Boston Celtics Hire Brad Stevens as Head Coach

Jul 3 2013, 6:08pm CDT | by

The Boston Celtics hired Brad Stevens as their new head coach on Wednesday.

The Boston Celtics hired Brad Stevens as their new head coach on Wednesday.  Stevens himself announced this via an update on Butler University's official website.  "Our family is thrilled for the...

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NBA: Boston Celtics Hire Brad Stevens as Head Coach

Jul 3 2013, 6:08pm CDT | by

The Boston Celtics hired Brad Stevens as their new head coach on Wednesday.

The Boston Celtics hired Brad Stevens as their new head coach on Wednesday. 

Stevens himself announced this via an update on Butler University's official website. 

"Our family is thrilled for the opportunity given to us by the leadership of the Boston Celtics, but it is emotional to leave a place to leave a place that we have called home for the past 13 years. 

"We truly love Butler University and Indianapolis,and are very thankful to have had the opportunity to celebrate so many wonderful things together. What makes Butler truly unique is the people that we have been so blessed to work with. When it comes time for our kids to look at schools, we will start with Butler University."

Stevens replaces former coach Doc Rivers, who was acquired by the Los Angeles Clippers for a first-round draft pick in 2015. Celtics president Danny Ainge said he and Stevens share the same values

"Brad and I share a lot of the same values. Though he is young, I see Brad as a great leader who leads with impeccable character and a strong work ethic. His teams always play hard and execute on both ends of the court. Brad is a coach who has already enjoyed lots of success, and I look forward to working with him towards Banner 18."

Aside from Rivers moving West to the Clippers, the Celtics were also involved in a blockbuster deal that will send Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to the Brooklyn Nets for a slew of other players including Kris Humphries, Keith Bogans and Gerald Wallace plus a number of draft picks. 

Ainge blatantly denied the Celtics are tanking. 

"We are not tanking. That's ridiculous. This is the Boston Celtics."

Yahoo! Sports' Kelly Dwyer reports the Stevens hiring had a positive reaction universally. In spite of Stevens not having an NBA background, most experts think his instincts and ability to adapt to different situations are the keys to his success in the pros. 

As of July 3, terms of Stevens' contract have not been disclosed. 

Stevens won an NCAA Division I-record 166 games in his first few years at Butler. He has never won less than 22 games in a season and guided the Butler Bulldogs to back-to-back NCAA championship appearances in 2010 and 2011. 

He inherits a Celtics team that finished 41-40 in 2012-13 that was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by the New York Knicks. 

 

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