Hey, what do you know! In a stunning pre-holiday announcement, the Boston Celtics announced that 36-year-old Butler coach Brad Stevens, who guided the school to the 2010 and 2011 national championship games, will be the team’s next head coach.
What will Stevens bring to a Celtics franchise that just traded away its biggest stars last week? His teams in college were known for being in excellent shape and playing smart, unselfish ball. Of course, not many of Stevens’ fellow NBA coaches got their jobs by teaching players how to be fat and stupid, so it remains to be seen how he’ll do at the higher level of competition.