Celtics hire Brad Stevens as head coach to replace Doc Rivers

Danny Ainge got tired of Brad Stevens destroying his NCAA bracket, so he hired him to coach the Celtics

7/3/13 in NBA   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

Mar 23, 2013; Lexington, KY, USA; Butler Bulldogs head coach Brad Stevens reacts in the first half against the Marquette Golden Eagles during the third round of the NCAA basketball tournament at Rupp Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY SportsThe Celtics have announced their replacement for Doc Rivers, who left for the Los Angeles Clippers, and it's the guy who has helped destroy everyone's NCAA tournament brackets over the past couple years.

The Celtics have hired former Butler coach Brad Stevens as their new head coach, giving him a chance to lead the rebuilding effort in Boston.

Stevens was a huge success at Butler, where he let the Bulldogs to two National Championship game appearances, where they lost to powerhouses UConn and Duke.

There's no telling how Stevens' style will translate to the NBA, but this seems like an excellent hire by the Celtics, and one that comes pretty much out of nowhere.

The Celtics actually broke the news themselves in a statement from the team. This is actually highly unusual, since most news of this nature is revealed by NBA writers like Chris Broussard, or his "source," Yahoo!'s Adrian Wojnarowski's Twitter feed.

Personally, I tend to think that this means the departure of Rajon Rondo is imminent, as I'm not completely sure that he's the right kind of guy to lead a team coached by one of the youngest coaches ever. I could be wrong, but it just feels like Rondo is trade bait at this point.

What do you think of the Celtics hiring Brad Stevens? Is it a good move?
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7/4/13   |   orangemen90   |   5785 respect

(Edited by orangemen90)

This team may not win 35 games next year!!!!  He will have very rich lower level players that get hurt all the time.....

It mat be hard to be a Celtics fan next year.....They may have one of the top fan bases of any sport...

7/4/13   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

Eric_ wrote:
I won't lie. I gave you respect solely for the Chris Broussard crack.

As a Butler fanboy, I hope Stevens does well, although even if he doesn't, he'll be in demand in the college ranks.

I've been feeling feisty lately.

7/3/13   |   Scott   |   54600 respect

Suddenly, I don't feel nearly as bad that Stevens snubbed Illinois when they tried to get him after Bruce Weber was fired.  If Stevens was waiting for something big to come along, I'm not sure you can get much bigger then head coach of the Boston Celtics

7/3/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

(Edited by Eric_)

I won't lie. I gave you respect solely for the Chris Broussard crack.

As a Butler fanboy, I hope Stevens does well, although even if he doesn't, he'll be in demand in the college ranks.