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Brad Stevens, just beginning his new job, trying to return the Celtics to normalcy

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ORLANDO — As much as they can, with a new image, a new plan, and a slew of fresh faces, the Celtics are dusting themselves off from their tumultuous past month and moving forward at the Orlando Pro Summer League.

There is life after Doc Rivers. The coach would stroll into the Amway Center practice facility, slap hands with coaches and team executives, catch a few quarters of the Celtics’ rookies and free agents trying to make an impression, and then return to the golf course.

Sunday, new coach Brad Stevens intently watched Boston’s 95-88 loss to the Orlando Magic with president of basketball operations Danny Ainge, attempting to soak in the NBA culture as quickly as possible. It was his fourth day on the job.

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