Brad Stevens Reportedly Got $22 Million to Coach the Boston Celtics

by July 04, 2013

The Boston Celtics announced the surprise coaching hire of Brad Stevens on Wednesday night. According to Yahoo! Sports, the C’s lured Stevens away from Butler University with a six-year, $22 million deal: “Stevens, 36, left the comfort and security of a 10-year deal at Butler to replace former coach Doc Rivers and oversee the Celtics rebuilding process. Boston general manager Danny Ainge had long been fond of Stevens and made a swift, decisive courtship to convince him to become his coach, sources said. Before securing Stevens’ interest and commitment to Boston’s head-coaching job, Ainge talked informally about the position with popular former Celtic Brian Scalabrine, sources said. […] Ainge also considered Celtics assistant coach Jay Larranaga, too, and the two sat down on a couple of occasions recently to discuss the head-coaching job, sources said. Before leaving for the Los Angeles Clippers, Rivers had given Larranaga a strong endorsement for Boston’s head coaching job, sources said.”