The Celtics have signed coach Brad Stevens to a contract extension, the team announced on Wednesday.
.@BCCoachStevens is here to stay 🙌☘️— Boston Celtics (@celtics) August 12, 2020
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Stevens, 43, was hired by Boston back in 2013 to succeed Doc Rivers. During his seven-year tenure so far, he has a 318-245 record -- the fourth most wins by a coach in franchise history.
"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."Though terms of the deal were not disclosed, the Celtics look forward to Stevens, who has advanced to the playoffs six times, including back-to-back trips to the Eastern Conference Finals and being named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month three times -- to add to his achievements.
"Brad is an accomplished coach and an outstanding person," Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck said in a statement. "We are proud to have him lead our team forward in our quest for Banner 18."The Celtics this season at 48-23 in a somewhat shorten 2019-20 campaign, due to a global pandemic, will enter the playoffs with the East's third best record, despite one game remaining.
"We are thrilled that Brad Stevens will continue to be our coach," added co-owner Steve Pagliuca. "He has become one of the best coaches in the NBA, and is a real leader on and off the court. This is a great day for the Boston Celtics."Stevens and the Celtics will face the Washington Wizards on Thursday in their seeding finale.
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