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Celtics name Brad Stevens head coach

In a stunning and bold move to reinvigorate a rebuilding franchise, the Celtics hired one of college basketball’s brightest young stars Wednesday, naming 36-year-old Brad Stevens as the 17th head coach in their storied history.

Stevens rose to prominence during Butler University’s consecutive Cinderella runs to the national title game in 2010 and 2011, after which blue-blood college teams tried to lure him away from the Indianapolis-based private school that sits about 20 miles from where he grew up in suburban Zionsville.

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