Celtics’ new season full of question marks

The championship era appears to be over. But opinions vary on the Celtics’ fate this year, from potentially a playoff team to the worst in the NBA.

Brad Stevens is entering his first season as the head coach of the Celtics.

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Brad Stevens is entering his first season as the head coach of the Celtics.

roster breakdown

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/10/28/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_csmedia5_spts[1]--90x90.jpg Meet the 2013-14 Celtics

The Globe introduces you to the new-look Celtics roster for the 2013-14 season.

The making of a coach | Part 3

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/10/28/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Boghosian_celtics17_SPTS-16521--90x90.jpg Brad Stevens remains driven by the competition

Can the new Celtics coach be satisfied? Many say no. His wife says her husband is on a constant quest to compete, to win. It never ends.

The making of a coach | Part 2

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/10/28/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/stevens150-16486.jpg Brad Stevens was drawn back to basketball

The future Celtics coach had a bright future with a global pharmaceutical company, but he loved the game enough to abandon a career in the field.

The Making of a Coach | Part 1

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/10/27/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/stevens150-16163.jpg Indiana roots bound Brad Stevens to basketball

When Stevens was growing up, it was Hoosier Hysteria at its finest. This is where the game took hold of the future Celtics coach.

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The Celtics president discusses his new coach, Brad Stevens.

NBA predictions for 2013-14 season

Boston Globe staffers offer their predictions for how the NBA season will play out.

Domestic violence charges vs. Jared Sullinger were dropped.

Celtics Notebook

Charges dismissed against Celtics’ Jared Sullinger

The forward practiced with the Celtics hours after domestic violence charges against him were dismissed in Waltham District Court.

INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/10/28/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/cap-16534--90x90.jpg NBA salary cap game: Make your own team

Building an NBA team isn’t easy. Play the role of Danny Ainge and build your own 15-player roster under the $71.7 million cap.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/10/28/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/a672fcf8bbc949dca04c893ec292c8f8-a672fcf8bbc949dca04c893ec292c8f8-0[1]--90x90.jpg NBA Eastern Conference preview 2013-14

Gary Washburn examines what to expect from each team, with squads listed in predicted order of finish.

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Gary Washburn examines what to expect from each team, with squads listed in predicted order of finish.

Top NBA storylines for new season

Can the Heat repeat? Do the Nets have what it takes to hang with Miami? Will Derrick Rose still be effective?

MVP contenders for new NBA season

Who will take home the hardware at the end of the season?

NBA teams on the rise this season

The Pacers, Warriors and Pistons all could be squads who see an upturn in the standings.

NBA teams on the decline this season

The Mavericks, Spurs and Lakers all could see a downfall.

Things to watch for in new NBA season

Who will be the best rookies? Which coaches are on the hottest seats?