Originally Posted by Hoosier Red
I could definitely see that scenario being the case which would be a shame in my mind. It was a shame when it happened to Carlisle.
I will say Stevens personality is much more likely to let the Boston media criticism roll off his shoulders than Pitino was. I think this will help quite a bit. Think Terry Francona vs Bobby Valentine.
You're not likely to hear Stevens yell "Larry Bird is not walking through that door."
Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think Stevens has ever had to deal with criticism at the college level. He's been successful at Butler and a media darling due to winning. Hard to tell how that will affect him when he starts losing.
Stevens is just somebody who will get the Celtics through at least two years of rebuilding. Once the nucleus is set, he will get a nice payday and head back to the college game, likely at either UK or Louisville.