Hold Up: Stevens is going nowhere

Brad Stevens is not coming to coach Indiana. Don't believe the speculation.

Last week, The Boston Globe published an article about whether Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens might eventually replace Tom Crean at Indiana.

The only person quoted in the story: Former IU coach and Indianapolis radio guy Dan Dakich.

The Globe story was an example of journalism at its worst, speculating on something without quoting a reliable source. It led to Stevens, the former Butler coach, to be asked at length about the Indiana job on Sunday.

"I’ve committed to being here," Stevens told SBNation.com. "I’ve already left a situation once and that was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to choose to do. This is something that as long as they want me to be here, this is what I want to be doing and I’m going to give it everything I’ve got. I know it’s all specific to the rumor mills and the discussion of one spot. I think they’ve got a good coach who’s done a helluva job. He doesn’t deserve that speculation.

"I’m the head coach of the Boston Celtics. This is the job. This is where I am. This is what I want to do really well and I’m committed to being as good as I can every single day for the Celtics."

There you go, words right from the mouth of the most reliable source on the story.


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