Brad Stevens Turns Down 7-Year, $70M Contract From Indiana University

by April 19, 2021
Brad Stevens of the Boston Celtics

Brad Stevens has been one of the best head coaches in the NBA for quite some time now, leading the Boston Celtics staff since 2013. However, in a somewhat rough season for the team, rumors that Stevens was looking into the Indiana University head coaching job surfaced last month. 

Stevens was asked directly in a Celtics media availability if he was in fact entertaining that opportunity. 

“I’m not. I’ve tried to say it as clearly as I could…That place is special. I don’t want to make it sound like it’s not. But I’m not.”

Earlier this week, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported that the Hoosiers were prepared to offer Brad Stevens a 7-year, $70M contract to be their next head coach. 

Stevens ultimately still wasn’t interested, who has a great situation in Boston coaching a team who is good now and also has a bright future with young stars Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. Currently 31-26, the Celtics hold the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference.