Head Coach, Boston Celtics

Brad Stevens

Head Coach, Boston Celtics

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  • 01 From college basketball assistant to one of the best coaches in the NBA in less than five years, Brad Stevens is a fierce leader.

Brad Stevens begins his seventh season as Head Coach for the Boston Celtics. He was named the 17th head coach in the history of the Boston Celtics on July 3, 2013.


In the 2017-2018 season, Brad Stevens was named the Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for the third time in November. Stevens was also able to bring the Celtics to the Eastern Conference Finals.


In the 2016-2017 season in Boston, Stevens led the Celtics to an Eastern Conference-best record of 53-29 record as well as an appearance in the Eastern Conference Finals against Cleveland. Stevens earned the honor of coaching the Eastern Conference All-Star team for the 2017 NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans.


In the 2015-2016 season, Stevens led the team to a playoff appearance. He became the third coach in franchise history to win NBA Coach of the Month multiple times when he was named the Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for the second time during the month of February.


In the 2014-2015 season, Stevens led the team to a playoff appearance with a furious finish to the season. During the month of April when the team was 7-1 he was named the Eastern Conference Coach of the Month and became the fifth Celtic Head Coach to win the award joining K.C. Jones, Jimmy Rodgers, Chris Ford and Glenn “Doc” Rivers.


Stevens joined the Celtics at the age of 39 after coaching Butler University where he boasted a 166-49 record, four league regular season championships, three league tournament titles and six trips to post-season tournament play.

He has the top two single season win totals in Butler and Horizon League history, and he became the only coach in school history to lead a team to the NCAA Division I national championship game which he did twice.


Stevens owns two Horizon League Coach of the Year awards and has rewritten the NCAA record book for Best Coaching Starts by Wins. During the 2012-13 season, he moved into the top spot on the six-year list with 165 victories.


Stevens left a position as a marketing associate at Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis to pursue a career in basketball coaching. He served in a volunteer capacity in Butler’s basketball office during the summer of 2000, before eventually gaining a full-time administrative position under Thad Matta. Stevens joined the Bulldogs’ staff in 2000-01 as coordinator of basketball operations, handling a variety of administrative duties. He was offered a full-time assistant coaching position by Todd Lickliter in 2001-02. Stevens worked with Lickliter for six seasons spanning from 2001-07. During Stevens’ tenure as an assistant coach with the Bulldogs, Butler compiled a 131-61 record, won three Horizon League regular season championships and made four trips to post-season tournament play.


Born and raised in Zionsville, Indiana, Stevens starred on the Zionsville Community High School basketball team, setting four school records. After high school, he attended DePauw University, where he played basketball and earned a degree in economics. He was a four-year member of the basketball team at DePauw, earning the squad’s “Coaches Award” in 1998-99. He and his wife, Tracy, have two children, son Brady and daughter Kinsley.

"You have a choice to make when you're not playing. Either you're invested and a great teammate, or your not."

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