Brad Stevens' story isn't storybook

Young Celtics coach's rise to NBA ranks was forged in a fair share of failure

Updated: November 21, 2013, 4:16 PM ET
By Jackie MacMullan | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- The narrative has been carefully crafted: a trim, orderly, storybook ascension of a folksy wonder boy with a youthful visage that belied the ample resume he constructed in shockingly quick fashion.

Brad Stevens joined the Boston Celtics with impeccable credentials. He earned them, advancing his basketball career by demonstrating uncommon poise, dignity and maturity for a 37-year old former Division III player.

His college teams at Butler reflected his personality: ...

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