Celtics Extend Contracts for Danny Ainge and Brad Stevens

by June 01, 2016

The Boston Celtics announced Wednesday that they’ve given contract extensions to both team president Danny Ainge and head coach Brad Stevens.

Terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Ainge has held an executive post in Beantown since 2003; Stevens joined the C’s three summers ago.

From the press release:

“A major job of ownership is to find the right people to run the basketball side,” Managing partner, governor and CEO Wyc Grousbeck said. “We believe we have found them in Danny and Brad.”


“Once you find your people,” he continued, “you need to support them in their efforts and create a work environment that enables them and the team to succeed. If all of that is in place, the topic of extending contracts becomes an easy one, because everybody wants to keep moving forward together.”


“We know our strengths and weaknesses, and as a team we work well together,” said Ainge. “Wyc, (managing partner) Irv (Grousbeck), Steve, (team president) Rich (Gotham), Brad and I have a common goal, and we have a trust that is hard to achieve in such a public and pressure-packed business.” […] “My family and I were thrilled to have been approached with this contract extension,” said Stevens. “We sincerely appreciate the empowering leadership of our ownership and front office, the opportunity to work alongside such a talented staff, the support of our tremendous fans, and of course, the commitment and hard work of the players wearing this jersey. It’s an honor to be a member of the Boston Celtics, and we’ll continue striving for growth in pursuit of Banner 18.”