“You earn the right to win with effort and togetherness.”
Brad Stevens is in his fourth year as head coach of the Boston Celtics. The Celtics have improved in each of Stevens’ years at the helm. Currently, the Celtics are in first place in the Atlantic Division, and they have the second best record in the Eastern Conference (40-22). Brad Stevens was the head coach at Butler University for six years, prior to joining the Celtics. His Butler team had two 30-win seasons and four 20-win seasons. The Bulldogs went to the NCAA Championship Game under Stevens in back to back seasons (2010 & 2011). Butler went 166-49 in Brad Stevens tenure there.
Brad Stevens is a terrific coach! Stevens turned down many other jobs to remain at Butler, but when the Boston Celtics came calling, he went to the Pros. The success the student-athletes had while Stevens was at Butler was incredible! Those Butler teams were overachievers. Now, Brad Stevens is succeeding as an NBA coach. There have been a number of terrific college basketball coaches who have not done well in the NBA. How does Stevens do it? For starters, Brad Stevens is a very intelligent man. Brad Stevens brings tremendous focus and attention to detail to the job. All great coaches and managers hold players accountable. Even though Brad is calm and composed, he holds his players accountable. The even keeled disposition he posseses, has a very positive and settling effect on his players. Brad Steven had the honor of coaching the East Team in the recent NBA All-Star Game. Brad Stevens is a gentleman, a scholar, a man of integrity, and someone who has achieved so much, at the young age of 40.