The Boston Celtics have hired Butler University’s basketball coach Brad Stevens as the team’s new head coach. Both sides agreed to a six-year deal worth $22 million dollars.
Stevens, who is currently 36 years old, was a coach for the mid-major Butler Bulldogs for 13 years, including the last six years as head coach and coached the Bulldogs to two NCAA title game appearances.
Stevens was hired as the franchise’s 17th head coach, after the team parted ways with former coach Doc Rivers, who is currently coaching the Los Angeles Clippers.
A new coach is not the only change we have seen the Celtics make this offseason.
The franchise may see Stevens as a long term investment, in which the young coach can bring the pieces he needs or wants to fit his coaching style as the team appears to begin the rebuilding process.