Celtics coach Stevens get honorary doctorate from Butler

Celtics coach Stevens get honorary doctorate from Butler
May 10, 2014, 5:00 pm
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Celtics coach Brad Stevens received an honorary doctorate from Butler University, the school he used to coach, at commencement exercises Saturday in Indianapolis.

Click here for his speech, via YouTube.

Stevens spent 13 years with the Butler basketball program. As head coach, he took the Bulldogs to two Final Fours before taking the Celtics job last summer, replacing Doc Rivers. A reporter jokingly asked Stevens if he should be called "Doc Stevens" from now on.

"It’s an honor to be there," Stevens told ESPNBoston.com. "That place does mean a lot to [the Stevens family], so for them to do that for us, we’re thrilled to have that opportunity."

Stevens earned a bachelor's degree in Economics from DePauw University in 1999.

Photo via Twitter feed of Butler president James Danko: @ButlerPrez