Boston Celtics Coach Brad Stevens Is Sticking With The C’s
Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens is closing in on getting his NBA coaching record back to .500 and as he does so rumors have swirled around regrading Stevens potentially leaving the team for a college job that just opened up in Indiana.
Before Friday nights last second win against the Brooklyn Nets Stevens made sure to knock down those rumors and essentially said he is here to stay until he is let go by the team, and by the way his team is playing that doesn’t seem anytime soon.
“I don’t speak to the rumor mill or anything else,” Stevens, an Indiana native who led Butler University to a pair of national title runner-up finishes, told reporters prior to tonight’s game at Brooklyn. “I’m made pretty clear I’m going to be here. I’ve been asked about that quite a bit. And I’ll keep saying the same thing. I’m going to be here until the Celtics decide they want to move in another direction.”
This isn’t really a shocker of a statement from Stevens as the young NBA coach is having a bit of success here in Boston and his team is on the brink of being one of the best teams in the entire league. Stevens if he went back to college would have to start up recruiting and even on an already solid team could take years for him to recruit the players he wants and implement his system fully.
If Stevens was struggling like his first two seasons in Boston then you might see a different story here and you would really have to think he would go back to the NCAA, but for the time being Stevens will stay in Boston till he either achieves enough success to leave, or he falls back to the transition years of 2014 and 2015.
If you are a Boston Celtics fan this is great news, Stevens is the most important person on that team and in theory he is one of the best coaches in the entire NBA. The Brad Stevens era is a long time from being over, the only goal from here on out is winning banner 18.