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Bob Ryan

Brad Stevens has a tough road ahead in NBA

But first, I digress, and it is pure self-indulgence.

I realize I am referencing a television show that went off the air 58 years ago, but that’s just the way it goes. I mean, I can still sing half the theme song. Because of that show, every time I hear or read the name “Brad Stevens,” I break into a little Mona Lisa-like smile.

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