Brad Stevens has been the Celtics’ president of basketball operations for just over 24 hours. Although he just took the job, some are already speculating as to what might be next for the 44-year-old.
Appearing on Zolak & Bertrand Thursday afternoon, Stadium basketball insider Jeff Goodman was asked whether or not he believes Stevens will stick in his new role long term.
“I’ll take the under. I think he coaches a year from now,” Goodman replied when asked about an 18-month window. “I just don’t see Brad being long for this. I think he’ll miss coaching. That’s what he’s really good at.”
Stevens has long held a reputation as one of the best young, up-and-coming coaches in the sport. Goodman doesn’t believe that opinion will change as he moves upstairs in Boston. “I think in a year there’ll be other NBA teams,” Goodman said. “I think somebody goes after him and he decides like, ‘yeah, this is cool. I gave it a shot.'”
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