Hayward, Stevens reunited as they chase NBA dreams

Thursday November 7th, 2013
Ex-Bulldogs Gordon Hayward and Brad Stevens find themselves amid rebuilding projects in the NBA.
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"We didn't lose very much," Hayward said. The Celtics are losing now, Hayward was told. "We're in the same boat as they are," he said.

Gordon Hayward is averaging 19 points, 6.6 rebounds and 4.8 assists, but Utah is off to an 0-5 start.
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When Stevens was a 32-year-old coach and Hayward was his incoming freshman in 2008, neither could have imagined that one would be coach of the NBA's winningest team in history and the other would be viewed as an heir to the franchise once led by John Stockton and Karl Malone. But here they were. One was 1-4, the other was 0-5, and yet the reality of their dreams was coming true.

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