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Brad Stevens knew. Of course he knew.
“I knew that there was the potential that this wasn’t going to be an easy road,” the Celtics head coach said.
His first NBA season would be paved with losses, for that is the plight of a rebuilding team. Defeats were certain, the only question being how many.
“It was a big concern of mine, that I give my coach the support that he needs,” said Danny Ainge, the Celtics president of basketball operations.
“Because he hasn’t been through it before.”
Not just the NBA, but enduring so many losses at such a rapid pace.