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Statistical analysis just part of Brad Stevens’s game

At his first chance to speak Friday, Brad Stevens tried to shed a label that he’s been carrying around for a while, a label he believes isn’t as true as most believe.

Sitting before a packed ballroom at the Hynes Convention Center, the rookie Celtics coach told the crowd that he “somehow got tagged as an ‘analytics guy,’ maybe fair or unfair, or right or wrong . . . ”

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