Winning ways looked simple under Stevens

I probably covered five or six of Zionsville High School’s boys basketball games when Brad Stevens was playing for the Eagles in the mid-1990s.

Not blessed with tremendous quickness or a trampoline vertical, the slender guard who later played at DePauw University did little to call attention to himself during the four quarters of action.

Then, after totaling your own statistical chicken scratch following the final buzzer, you noticed Stevens finished with 20-something points, a few rebounds, a handful of assists and some steals.

Then, like now, the new coach of the Boston Celtics had a knack for making success look easy.

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