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Brad Stevens excited to join Celtics

Pursued vigorously, he left college game behind

WALTHAM — Four Celtics executives boarded a private jet early Wednesday that departed Hanscom Field in Bedford and, a few hours later, landed at Indianapolis Executive Airport in Zionsville, Ind., the hometown of Butler University’s Brad Stevens.

As soon as they stepped into the sunlight, an SUV scooped up Celtics owners Wyc Grousbeck and Steve Pagliuca, as well as president of basketball operations Danny Ainge and assistant general manager Mike Zarren, who is the team’s legal counsel and helped draw up a contract to make Stevens their new head coach.

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