Celtics

Robb: Celtics wisely reward Brad Stevens with lengthy contract extension

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The Celtics announced on Wednesday afternoon that they have signed Brad Stevens to a contract extension. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed but a league source tells BSJ that the deal will ensure the head coach remains in Boston through at least the first half of the upcoming decade.

The Celtics originally hired Stevens in July 2013, inking him to a six-year contract. Ownership extended his deal by three years in the summer of 2016, which left Stevens with still two years remaining on that extension at the end of the 2019-20 season.

“Brad is an accomplished coach and an outstanding person,”  Wyc Grousbeck said in a team release. “We are proud to have him lead our team forward in our quest for Banner 18.”

“Brad is one of the most intelligent and hard-working coaches in the game today,” added Danny Ainge. “More importantly, his character and integrity have contributed to a culture that we all highly value here. Brad is a great teammate, and a leader people want to follow. We are honored  to have him with us as we continue to pursue our next championship.”

The 43-year-old Stevens has led Boston to six straight postseason appearances and two trips to the Eastern Conference Finals during his tenure. He already ranks fourth in regular season wins in team history after surpassing the 300 win mark midway through the 2019-20 season.

BSJ Analysis

This strong vote of confidence from the Celtics front office should come as no surprise. Among a long list of things