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Christopher L. Gasper

Big challenge ahead for Brad Stevens

Let’s hope this goes better than the last time the Celtics handed the keys to a college coach.

The only thing the Celtics won with Rick Pitino was the press conference. Who can forget Pitino’s garish coronation in 1997, fresh from holding court at the University of Kentucky? Popes have been anointed with less pomp and circumstance than Pitino, who also was given the title of team president at the expense of Red Auerbach.

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