Celtics sign contract extension with Brad Stevens
The Boston Celtics have signed a contract extension with coach Brad Stevens, the team announced on Wednesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Stevens ranks 4th in franchise history for wins
Stevens, 43, is entering his eighth season with Boston in the 2020-21 year. He was named the team’s 17th head coach on July 3, 2013 and is 318-245 during his tenure.
The 318 wins are the fourth in franchise history behind Red Auerbach (795), Tom Heinsohn (427) and Doc Rivers (416).
“Brad is one of the smartest and most diligent coaches in the game today,” said Danny Ainge, president of basketball operations for the Boston Celtics, in a statement. “Most importantly, his character and integrity have contributed to a culture we all 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 our next championship. “
Stevens has been named the Eastern Conference Coach of the Month three times in seven seasons and is one of two coaches to do so with the Celtics.
Celtics on their way to sixth straight playoff spot
The Celtics are third in the Eastern Conference standings behind the Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors. This will be their sixth straight playoff appearance, the franchise’s longest since a 2007-08 to 2012-13 run.
The team made back-to-back trips to the Eastern Conference Finals in 2017 and 2018, again tying a mark set in 1987 and 1988.
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