Brad Stevens to get every opportunity to succeed as Celtics coach

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On Friday, Celtics GM Danny Ainge (left) kept gushing about how much he believes in Brad Stevens.

On Friday, Celtics GM Danny Ainge (left) kept gushing about how much he believes in Brad Stevens.

No executive is more aggressive, more of a gunslinger than Ainge, and in hiring Stevens, he has reinforced that rep. He went outside the box and grabbed one of the most sought after college coaches on the map with the hope that, in time, he will duplicate that success in the NBA. A new era is beginning in Boston. Whether Stevens proves to be the man to lead it or the next college coach to land on the scrap heap is, at this point, anyone's guess.