Brad Stevens Signing Autographs Amid Turbulent Season | Photo

Brad Stevens signing autographsLance Martinez of My Detroit Sports offers this original photo of Celtics coach Brad Stevens signing autographs, earlier this season, outside of a Detroit area hotel.

A Brad Stevens autograph is a popular get amongst hoops fans who seek coaches' signatures.

Stevens emerged onto the national scene amid leading Butler to consecutive national championship game appearances in 2010 and 2011. The mid-major school lost both contests, going down to powerhouses Duke and UConn in back-to-back years.

In 2014, the Celtics successfully lured Stevens away from college in a move that completely shocked the basketball world. Since arriving in Beantown, the Indiana native has led the C’s to the playoffs in four consecutive seasons, including advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals in each of the last two campaigns.

Stevens’ less talented and injury riddled teams came up short at the hands of LeBron James and the Cavaliers, on both occasions.

Thus far in 2018-2019, with a loaded roster and mostly healthy Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward, the Celtics have struggled a bit with chemistry, but still sit at 37-23, good for fifth in the vastly improved East.

With LeBron no longer in the conference, the Celtics have as good a chance as anyone to come out of the East and make it to the franchise’s first NBA Finals since 2010.