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This summer will be Brad Stevens’ first as the Boston Celtics President of Basketball Operations. In following Danny Ainge, Stevens has the advantage of knowing intimately what Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown desire in teammates, spending a great deal of time with his stars over the past four years coaching the duo to two Eastern Conference finals appearances.
Stevens could be the best guy to get them over the hump in that sense. He comes from a collegiate coaching background where building personal relationships in the recruitment process is a crucial part of being able to get the most out of his roster.