Celtics sign Brad Stevens to contract extension

By WEEI 93.7

Brad Stevens isn't going anywhere any time soon. The Celtics have signed their 43-year-old head coach to an extension, the team announced Wednesday.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Stevens' current deal reportedly runs through the 2021-22 season.

Stevens, now in his seventh season as Celtics coach, has a 318-245 record since taking over, putting him fourth in franchise history in wins behind only Red Auerbach (795), Tommy Heinsohn (427) and Doc Rivers (416). He has led the Celtics to the Eastern Conference finals twice, in 2017 and 2018.

“Brad is an accomplished coach and an outstanding person,” said Celtics owner and governor Wyc Grousbeck. “We are proud to have him lead our team forward in our quest for Banner 18.” “We are thrilled that Brad Stevens will continue to be our coach,” said Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca. “He has become one of the best coaches in the NBA, and is a real leader on and off the court. This is a great day for the Boston Celtics.” “Brad is one of the most intelligent and hard-working coaches in the game today,” said Celtics president of  basketball operations Danny Ainge. “More importantly, his character and integrity have contributed to a culture that we all highly value here. Brad is a great teammate, and a leader people want to follow. We are honored  to have him with us as we continue to pursue our next championship.”