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Celtics Name Brad Stevens Head Coach

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Brad Stevens. (Photo by Jason Szenes/Getty Images)

Brad Stevens. (Photo by Jason Szenes/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS) — Brad Stevens has been hired to coach the Boston Celtics.

The Boston Celtics announced the deal Wednesday evening. Stevens will be the 17th head coach of the team.

The Celtics did not announce the terms of the deal.

The 36-year-old has been the head coach of Butler University for the last six years, never winning fewer than 22 games and leading the Bulldogs to two national championship games against Duke and Connecticut, the Celtics said in a press release.

Stevens was the youngest coach to reach the Final Four since Bob Knight in 1973.

“Brad and I share a lot of the same values,” said Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge. “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.”

The Celtics will formally introduce Stevens at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Celtics Training Center at Healthpoint.

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