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Brad Stevens leaves Butler to coach Celtics

By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com   |   July 3, 2013 at 10:08 PM   |   Comments

July 3 (UPI) -- Former Butler University head basketball coach Brad Stevens was hired Wednesday to replace outgoing Doc Rivers as head coach of the Boston Celtics.

The terms of the contract was not revealed by the team, but a league source told the Boston Herald Stevens, 36, will be signed for six years.

"Brad and I share a lot of the same values," said President of basketball operations Danny Ainge in a statement released by the team. "Though he is young, I see Brad as a great leader who leads with impeccable character and a strong work ethic. His teams always play hard and execute on both ends of the court. Brad is a coach who has already enjoyed lots of success, and I look forward to working with him towards Banner 18."

Stevens left Butler with a 166-49 record in six seasons, having taken the team to the NCAA championship game twice. He leaves as Butler moves from the Atlantic 10 to the Big East.
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