The Indianapolis Star recently posted a Q&A with Tracy Stevens, the wife of new Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens. In the article, Tracy offers a glimpse into the Stevens' private life and their quest for normalcy as they prepare to shift to Massachusetts. She also is bluntly honest about how the pair is approaching this process:
Q: You’re going from Brad being the extremely successful coach at Butler to the NBA and the NBA’s tough. What is it about Brad that you think is going to make him successful?
A: We’re not going into it like, “We know this is going to work.” We don’t know if it’s going to work. But we’re hopeful, we’re optimistic, and we know we want to try. It’s sitting at the table with some of the best athletes in the world.
Q: What’s your worst-case scenario?
A: Worst-case scenario is that it doesn’t go well and he gets fired and run out of town. (Laughs). I hope that doesn’t happen. I really do. But ... we’re a close-knit family. We’re not going to change who we are. We’re not going to sacrifice our integrity.
If it doesn’t go well, we’re probably going to go back to Indiana. We’ll be financially in a good position, and we’ll take the next step and that’s okay. One thing you have to realize is that you can’t let your job define who you are. We are parents first. Husband and wife first. Basketball coach is kind of down the line.
Hop HERE to read the full Q&A in the Indy Star.