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Stevens' move to Celtics a surprise

Updated: July 4, 2013, 2:14 AM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

The news of Brad Stevens' departure from Butler to the Boston Celtics was shocking. I believed he was a college lifer, but that was not the case.

The coaching transition from college to the pros is not easy. Greats such as Rick Pitino, John Calipari and Jerry Tarkanian have lacked great success at that level. I remember when I went from the University of Detroit to the Pistons; I lost more games in a week than I did in one season.

It is a big-time adjustment, starting with practice ...

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