BOSTON — While Stevens is considered one of the brightest minds in college basketball, his ascension to being the C's head coach is a combination of timing and immense talent.
Here's a look at the resume of the newest Boston Celtics head coach.
- Stevens quit his job at Eli Lilly and Company in 2000 for an unpaid position with the Butler basketball program.
- The following season (2001-2002), he was promoted to a full-time assistant coaching position.
- Todd Lickliter left in 2007 to become the head coach of the Iowa Hawkeyes and Stevens was promoted to head coach of Butler.
- In Stevens' first season, the Bulldogs went 30-5 which made Stevens only the third-youngest coach in NCAA Division I history to win 30 or more games.
- In 2010, he led Butler to the school's first Final Four. The Bulldogs lost 61-59 in the national championship game to Duke. 33 years old at the time, he was the second-youngest coach head coach to lead his team to the National Championship game.
- Stevens followed that up with a second straight trip to the national championship game where they once again came up short, this time losing to UConn, 53-41. Stevens, then 34 years old, became the youngest coach to lead a team to a pair of Final Four appearances