They day before Independence Day the Boston Celtics shot off some fireworks of their own with the signing of now-former Butler leader Brad Stevens as the team’s new head coach.
The move drew a rave review from the legendary Phil Jackson but nothing was made official until Friday. Seated alongside general manager Danny Ainge, Stevens was formally introduced as the 17th coach in the storied franchise’s history.
Congrats, Danny Ainge, on hiring Brad Stevens. He has the demeanor of a composed leader. Hope he’s got the hide of a rhino for NBA grind.
— Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) July 4, 2013
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