Celtics sign head coach Brad Stevens to contract extension
By Ty Anderson, 985TheSportsHub.com
The Brad Stevens Era will not end anytime soon, as the Boston Celtics have officially signed their head coach to a contract extension, the team announced Wednesday. Per team policy, terms of the extension were not disclosed.
“Brad is one of the most intelligent and hard-working coaches in the game today,” Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said in a statement. “More importantly, his character and integrity have contributed to a culture that we all highly value here. Brad is a great teammate, and a leader people want to follow.
“We are honored to have him with us as we continue to pursue our next championship.”
“Brad is an accomplished coach and an outstanding person,” said C’s owner Wyc Grousbeck. “We are proud to have him lead our team forward in our quest for Banner 18.”
Stevens has compiled a 318-245 record in his six-plus season run with the Celtics, and his 318 wins are the fourth-most by any C’s coach in franchise history. Red Auerbach’s 795 victories are far and away the most in franchise history, while Tommy Heinsohn’s 427 are the second-most, and with 416 wins from Doc Rivers sitting in the No. 3 spot on the club’s all-time list.
The Celtics, locked into the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference, are expected to begin the playoffs this weekend.
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