President of Basketball Operations, Boston Celtics
Brad Stevens is serving his second season as the Boston Celtics’ President of Basketball Operations and his 10th season overall with the team. He was named as the team’s eighth President of Basketball Operations on June 2, 2021.
In his eight seasons as Head Coach for the Boston Celtics he amassed a record of 354-282 (.557) in 636 regular season games that saw the Celtics make three appearances in the Eastern Conference Finals and seven straight trips to the playoffs from 2015-2021. He sits fourth in franchise history for most wins by a head coach behind just Red Auerbach, Tommy Heinsohn and Doc Rivers. His 78 playoff games coached, and 38 wins, are fifth most in franchise history behind Red Auerbach, K.C. Jones, Tommy Heinsohn and Doc Rivers. During his coaching career for the Celtics, he was named the NBA’s Eastern Conference Coach of the Month three times (April 2015, February 2016, November 2017) and was also given the honor of coaching the Eastern Conference during the 2017 NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans.
Stevens joined the Celtics after coaching Butler University where he boasted a 166-49 record, four league regular season championships, three league tournament titles and six trips to post-season tournament play. He has the top two single season win totals in Butler and Horizon League history, and he became the only coach in school history to lead a team to the NCAA Division I national championship game which he did twice. Stevens owns two Horizon League Coach of the Year awards and has rewritten the NCAA record book for Best Coaching Starts by Wins. During the 2012-13 season, he moved into the top spot on the six-year list with 165 victories. He captured the five-year record (139), moving ahead of Everett Case of North Carolina State (1947-51) in 2011-12, and he owns the three-year (89) and four-year (117) records. He is second on the two-year list with 56 wins.
Stevens left a position as a marketing associate at Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis to pursue a career in basketball coaching. He served in a volunteer capacity in Butler’s basketball office during the summer of 2000, before eventually gaining a full-time administrative position under Thad Matta. Stevens joined the Bulldogs’ staff in 2000-01 as coordinator of basketball operations, handling a variety of administrative duties. He was offered a full-time assistant coaching position by Todd Lickliter in 2001-02. Stevens worked with Lickliter for six seasons spanning from 2001-07. During Stevens’ tenure as an assistant coach with the Bulldogs, Butler compiled a 131-61 record, won three Horizon League regular season championships and made four trips to post-season tournament play.
Stevens earned a B.A. degree in economics from DePauw in 1999. He was a four-year member of the basketball team at DePauw, earning the squad’s “Coaches Award” in 1998-99. He and his wife, Tracy, have two children, son Brady and daughter Kinsley.