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Barring a miracle run to the postseason, a dozen regular-season games separate the 2013-14 Celtics from their offseason, when things should really get interesting.
But coach Brad Stevens said preparation for the upcoming summer began long ago.
“When that time comes, we’ll have exit meetings and we’ll have a plan for each guy individually and it’s not something that we’ve started recently,” Stevens said. “We’ve been working on that all year.”
Which is not surprising, considering Stevens’s process-orientated, detail-centric approach, in which nothing is left to chance. But there are differences with how the rookie NBA coach will approach this offseason compared with what he did when he coached at Butler University.