Los Angeles Lakers 2021-22 season may be over, but Boston Celtics are hoping that their run to a record 18th NBA championship has just begun. Celtics general manager Brad Stevens was asked about the Lakers head coach position on Thursday and poured cold water on his intention to return to coaching with bitter rival Boston.
Stevens joined the coaching ranks at Butler University in his mid-20s as an assistant coach from 2001-07 before taking a leadership role at the Bulldogs from 2007-13. During Stevens’ six-season tenure, Butler attended five NCAA Tournaments and appeared in consecutive national championship games – first losing to Duke in 2010 and then UConn in 2011.
After his time in Indiana, where he posted a Record 166-49, Stevens made the leap to the NBA with the Celtics before the 2013-14 campaign. In his eight seasons As head coach of Boston, Stevens registered a record of 354-282 and led the team to post-season seven times (including three trips to the Eastern Conference Finals).
The now 45-year-old has moved to the GM position before the 2021-22 season.