The Butler Bulldog is now a Boston Celtic!
Armed with a reported 6-year deal, Brad Stevens becomes the youngest head coach in the NBA, replacing Doc Rivers (now in LA with the Clippers) as Boston’s 17th head coach. Surprised? Sure. Good fit? Sure. Let’s be honest, we’re looking at a couple of years of rebuilding, so why not bring in a young guy who can relate (and learn) with a bunch of young kids with minimal pressure. Plus, Stevens is now for winning (2 NCAA Title Games at Butler) and thrives on stats, defensive schemes and being a people person.
Here’s what Danny Ainge had to say about his new coach:
“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.”
A press conference is set for Friday at 11am.