Stevens: March Madness 'special' but 'tense'

Stevens: March Madness 'special' but 'tense'
March 22, 2014, 10:15 pm
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March Madness is in full swing, and for Celtics coach, Brad Stevens, it brings back a flood of memories. 

Stevens led Butler University to the National Championship game in back-to-back seasons in the springs of 2010 and 2011.  

"Being involved in [the tournament] is pretty special," says Stevens. "It really starts on Selection Sunday and it starts with the team getting together and finding out with the rest of the world where you’re going. It’s one of the very few things in life where there’s no inside information. You have no idea until the rest of the world knows. You all know at once."

And that's before a single game as been played...

"Once you get in the middle of it, if you can win, it’s just one thing after another," says Stevens. "People talk about the NBA schedule and how tiring it is. There’s nothing more tiring than those three weeks in the tournament.

"It’s as tense of an environment as you can play and coach in."