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John Tlumacki/Globe Staff
Brad Stevens was introduced Friday as the 17th coach in Celtics history.
Stevens, from Butler University, said he was "humbled" by his new role and "in awe" of the history that surrounds the Celtics.
Celtics boss Danny Ainge, left, said he had been interested in Stevens as an NBA coaching candidate for several years, but never thought he'd be able to hire him.
There were dozens of members of the media on hand at the Celtics’ training facility in Waltham for the introduction of Stevens.
Stevens was joined by his wife, Tracy, who also negotiated his contract.
Said Stevens: “I couldn’t be more thrilled for the opportunity."
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