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Confusion reigns on Celtics early in Brad Stevens era

The only theme Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge and the team’s brass felt was fitting for this season was transition.

It’s a transition year for this organization, which watched its sellout streak end at 289 games Wednesday night. It’s a transition year for the players, many of whom won’t be here next year or even in February. And it’s a transition year for the new coach, who is having more one-on-one conferences with his players than a third-grade teacher.

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