Many wondered about the secret to Brad Stevens’s success at Butler. But there is no trick. He believes in the culture, in his process. Rival coaches would say you had to play a perfect game to beat his team. He might not have the best talent, but he maximizes what’s there, others say. He had thought about coaching in the NBA, and when the Celtics called, he accepted the challenge of helping to rebuild a storied franchise. His competitiveness controls him. He struggles to avoid it, to compartmentalize it. Can he be satisfied? Many say no. His wife says her husband is on a constant quest to compete, to win. It never ends. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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