I suppose I'm one of the few who don't see this as terrible as so many others do. Stevens is great at X's and O's and is young, so he's probably flexible w/ his personality and handling of other personalities. Clearly Celts wont be any good this upcoming season, but I can see Stevens being a great NBA coach in 3~5 years.
Re: BREAKING: Celtics hire Brad Stevens as Head Coach
Brad Stevens is a great college basketball coach. I don't know if he'd be the greatest NBA tbh, but I have a lot of respect for this guy nonetheless.
This could be one of the most genius hires or be one that backfires miserably. Reminds me of when NJ hired Calipari (similar age too, 37). At the time everyone was high on him but that experiment fell flat on its face. I'll be pulling for Stevens to stick in Boston, but realistically once the rebuild is over, he might become expendable.
I guess I'm overreacting a little. This has the potential to be a great hire.
I mean Stevens took freaking BUTLER to back-to-back national championship games.
Im with you on this. It's a high risk-high reward move. The c's are rebuilding and it would be hard to get a big name coach to come into that situation. Also it allows this young coach to show what he has without crazy expectations.