The Boston Celtics announced Wednesday afternoon that they have extended head coach Brad Stevens. The deal’s terms are not disclosed for now, per team policy.
Stevens, age 43, joined the Celtics in 2013 after the Doc Rivers era ended. Already, Stevens has posted 318 wins for the Celtics, which is the fourth most wins in franchise history.
“Brad is one of the most intelligent and hardworking coaches in the game today, more importantly, his character and integrity have contributed to a culture that we all highly value here.” Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said.
Stevens and the Celtics are scheduled to make their sixth consecutive playoff appearance in 2019-20, which is the franchise’s longest such streak since 2007-08 to 2012-13. Back in 2017, Stevens coached the Eastern Conference All-Star team. He became the seventh coach in franchise history to coach the All-Star team.
Just yesterday, the Celtics locked in their first round matchup against the 76ers. Stevens hopes for the same success he has had against Philidelphia in the playoffs. In 2017, Stevens and Boston beat the 76ers 4-1 in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
No matter what happens to the Celtics in the playoffs this year, one thing is for certain. Coach Brad Stevens is here to stay for a long time.
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