Amid an outpour of assist for him to take the just lately vacated head teaching place at Indiana College, Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens has addressed the thought of him leaving the NBA to educate Indiana’s males’s basketball group.
Showing on 98.5’s The Sports activities Hub’s “Zolak & Bertrand” radio present on Tuesday, Stevens denied the rumors that he can be leaving the Celtics to educate the Hoosiers.
Nonetheless, an Indiana native who coached Butler College’s males’s basketball group from 2007-08 to 2012-13, Stevens understands the pure connection followers and Indiana residents alike would make between he and the teaching place left by 42-year-old Archie Miller.
Per Boston.com’s Tom Westerholm:
“It means lots,” Stevens mentioned. “It means lots. I do know that — pay attention, I’ve obtained loads of buddies again there. I’ve obtained lots of people which can be actually necessary to me there. My dad’s nonetheless there. That does imply lots. I received’t act like that doesn’t. Like I mentioned earlier right this moment, it’s flattering.
Stevens added that “it’s very nice of them… the sentiment doesn’t go unnoticed,” when requested about Hoosiers followers wanting him to supplant Miller.
“However I additionally understand that I’m the coach of the Celtics and it’s been an incredible alternative, an incredible problem every single day for the final eight years and I’m extraordinarily grateful for that.”
Indiana fired Miller after 4 seasons with the college and a 12-15 report in 2020-21 that was the boys’s basketball group’s worst report since 2010-11.
Total, Miller collected a report of 67-58 at Indiana, failing to succeed in the NCAA Match in every season. That is the primary time the Hoosiers missed the NCAA Match in 4 straight seasons in 39 years.
In eight seasons with the Celtics, Stevens has amassed a report of 602-338, making the playoffs six occasions and the Japanese Convention Finals thrice. Stevens was 166-49 in his time as Butler males’s basketball head coach.