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Brad Stevens takes Celtics job

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Breaking, apparently.
  2. bumpy mcgee

    bumpy mcgee Well-Known Member

    Whoever is now in charge of the Butler beat at the Indy Star gets tested right away.
  3. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    zag's new favorite team!
  4. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    DB by just a few seconds: http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/threads/96478/
  5. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    This is a bad, bad, bad move. It is being widely talked about whoever is the next coach of the Celtics is a placeholder during the rebuild. I think Stevens had an ideal job.
  6. PaperClip529

    PaperClip529 Active Member

    I don't think that this is a bad move.

    At worst, Boston has a place-holder during its rebuilding project and Stevens will still be in demand on the collegiate level when he gets fired in a few seasons. At best, Stevens is the coach that some people think he might be and Danny Ainge looks like a genius.

    In reality? It's probably somewhere in the middle. Boston is still a playoff team (assuming that Rando stays in town) and they can improve their roster over the next few years.
  7. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    I presume he knows what he's getting into, because he's gonna have frickin AWFUL roster for the next couple years, probably the worst in the entire league. He's better get used to losing.

    The track record for great college coaches making this jump is rather ugly--their genius erodes and they tend to crash and burn when they find themselves coaching spoiled millionaires instead of gung ho collegians. Just ask Calipari, Pitino and Kruger, amongst others.
  8. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Presumably, Stevens is commanding a contract with enough years to carry him through a couple seasons of rebuilding.

    If not, he will be returning to college coaching just about the time several big-namers around the Midwest could be hanging it up. Bo Ryan is 65, Beliein 60 and Izzo 58. (Pitino is 60 but I don't see Stevens as a Louisville type of guy.) And Stevens would still barely be 40.

    It will be VERY interesting to see who Butler gets to replace Stevens. That's a program which could definitely fade fast if they make the wrong call.
  9. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    You're stoned. Boston is not a playoff next year, with or without Rondo. Not even close, instead they'll very likely be first in line in the Andrew Wiggins sweepstakes. No Garnett, no Pierce, no anything that others want other than a Rondo that just had his ACL reconstructed.
  10. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    That's would seem to be true, but they always seem to make the right call. From Collier to Matta to Lickliter to Stevens, everybody seems to win there, and each more than the prior guy. They'll have a hard time topping Stevens, though.
  11. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Really, you expect a young coach at a mid-major program to turn down a chance to coach the Boston Celtics?
  12. Let's see how Tom Crean is doing in 3-4 years.
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