Celtics Statement on Brad Stevens

BOSTON
– The Boston Celtics announced today that they have come to an
agreement with Brad Stevens to be the 17th head coach of the team. Per
team policy, terms of the deal were not announced.

 

Stevens, age 36, has
served for the past six years as the head coach of Butler University
men's basketball team, never winning fewer than 22 games and leading the
Bulldogs to two national championship games
against Duke and Connecticut. His career win percentage is .772,
including a 33-5 season in 2009-10. He was also the youngest coach to
reach the Final Four since Bob Knight in 1973.

 

A native of
Zionsville, Indiana, Stevens was a three-time academic All-America
nominee while earning four varsity letters at DePauw University, before
graduating with a degree in economics. He later joined
the Butler University program as the coordinator of basketball
operations under then-coach Thad Matta, before being named head coach in
2007.

 

“Brad
and I share a lot of the same values,” said Celtics President of
Basketball Operations Danny Ainge. “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.”

 

Stevens
and his wife Tracy, along with their children Brady and Kinsley, will
be introduced to the media at 11:00am on Friday at the Celtics Training
Center at Healthpoint.