Celtics: Brad Stevens stops being ‘polite’ to firmly turn down Indiana job

Brad Stevens will be a huge advantage for the Celtics in any playoff series. (Mulcahy/Getty Images)
Brad Stevens will be a huge advantage for the Celtics in any playoff series. (Mulcahy/Getty Images) /

Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens has had enough with the Indiana rumors.

The Boston Celtics are currently in a three-way tie with the New York Knicks and Charlotte Hornets for the sixth-seed in the Eastern Conference. Even with the team likely to make the playoffs, there has been buzz as of late that head coach Brad Stevens will make the jump back to the collegiate game. Specifically, rumors speculate that Stevens could take the Indiana job, after the university fired Archie Miller. That continued even as he turned down the job earlier this week.

During a press conference on Friday, Stevens said he was not going to give a “polite” answer this time around. He was adamant that he is not considering leaving the Celtics for the Hoosiers. As for the reasons why, the Celtics head coach gave probably the most Boston answer you could have possibly imagined.



Celtics: Brad Stevens shuts down rumors of him leaving Boston for Indiana

You heard the man! Let him drink his Dunkin’ Donuts coffee while rooting for the New England Patriots (who have crushed it in NFL free agency, if we do say so ourselves).

Stevens did make a name for himself as one of the best college coaches in the sport with Butler. During his six seasons with Butler, Stevens lead the Bulldogs to a 166-49 record, three Horizon Conference championships and five trips to the NCAA Tournament. Stevens’ greatest accomplishment was when he coached Butler to back-to-back National Championship Games in 2010 and 2011, both of which ended in losses.

As a result of his success at Butler, the Celtics hired Stevens to be their new head coach in 2013. In his eight seasons, Stevens owns a 338-266 record (as of this writing) and led the Celtics to the playoffs six times.

While Indiana fans would have loved a homecoming for state-native Stevens, he is now a self-professed “masshole” and will not be leaving Boston anytime soon.

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