October 27, 2013
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Stevens family photo
Brad Stevens’s high school days in Zionsville, Ind., looked like scenes from the movie “Hoosiers,” though it was the 1990s.
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In this 1995 photo, Brad Stevens is flanked by his parents, Jan and Mark, who noticed his affinity for basketball early on and did not discourage it,
Monk family photo
This 50-foot court at a neighbor’s home was like a “Field of Dreams” for kids in Brad Stevens’s neighborhood.
Zionsville Times Sentinel
Even as a young player, Brad Stevens (foreground, with ball) was a floor general who always seemed to be a step ahead of everyone else.
A huge moment in the youth of Brad Stevens (circled): After heartbreaking losses in previous years, Zionsville wins the sectional championship in the Indiana state tournament.
In an early press clipping, a future coach espouses the team concept.
Procuring the traditional spoils of the victor, senior (and MVP) Brad Stevens cuts down the net after Zionsville’s sectional championship.