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Celtics dip into the college ranks to hire Brad Stevens

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BOSTON (AP) — Brad Stevens is taking his coaching expertise to the NBA.

The Boston Celtics have hired the 36-year-old Stevens to replace head coach Doc Rivers, who was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers late last month. Stevens comes off a highly successful six-year run at Butler, where he took a mid-major program to consecutive NCAA title game appearances in 2010 and 2011.

He has a career winning percentage of .772 in college and never won fewer than 22 games in a season. Stevens was 166-49 with the Bulldogs, the most wins for any Division I coach in the first six years of his career.

Stevens takes over a rebuilding franchise that just traded veterans Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to Brooklyn after finishing seventh in the Eastern Conference.

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