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After letting head coach Doc Rivers leave to the Clippers, much has been made about what they the Celtics would do next year in terms of personnel.
Rumors were swirling that they would look to trade Rajon Rondo and strip the team, but general manager Danny Ainge has been adamant that the team wouldn’t tank.
In a surprising move, the Celtics have hired their new head coach according to Butlersports.com:
“Brad Stevens, head coach of the Butler University men’s basketball team, today announced his acceptance of the head coach position of the Boston Celtics.”
Stevens has denied overtures from more prestigious colleges like UCLA, but his move to Boston was on nobody’s radar. His run with the Bulldogs in two NCAA Tournaments, one to the championship and the other to the title game have made him a desired head coaching candidate.
The team he inherits in Boston won’t be known for a while, but Stevens sounds excited at the opportunity:
“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 that we have called home for the past 13 years,” said Stevens.
With his hire, Stevens becomes the youngest head coach in the NBA and should help the young Celtics go through another rebuilding project.
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