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Blue and Marquette show Butler the door, 74-72

Butler head caoch Brad Stevens reacts in the first half of a third-round NCAA college basketball tournament game against Marquette, Saturday, March 23, 2013, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Brad Stevens named Celtics coach

July 3, 2013

In an era saturated with leaky sources and social media, the Boston Celtics dropped a massive in-house surprise on Wednesday night that absolutely nobody saw coming. A week after letting former coach Doc Rivers move off to the Los Angeles Clippers, they’ve hired 36-year old former Butler coach Brad Stevens as just the 13th head coach in the team’s post-Red Auerbach history.

Brad Stevens was lauded throughout his time at Butler for using analytics and adherence to underutilized basketball efficiency metrics to turn his mid-market school into an NCAA power, and he’ll now be tasked with leading the Celtics back to legitimacy as they begin what could be a slow and painful rebuilding plan.

Kelly Dwyer