With his calm and poised demeanor, Brad Stevens has established the Boston Celtics as one of the most consistent teams in the NBA the past few seasons.
Stevens, who began coaching the Celtics in the 2013-14 season, achieved a career milestone Friday night that put him with some of the best coaches in franchise history.
With the Celtics’ win over the Orlando Magic, Stevens earned his 300th win, per NBC Sports Boston’s A. Sherrod Blakely. Stevens is now the fifth coach in team history to have 300 wins, joining Red Auerbach, Tommy Heinsohn, Doc Rivers and K.C. Jones. Stevens is nine wins from passing Jones for fourth on the list.
Stevens is in his seventh season coaching the Celtics, which currently rank fourth in the Eastern Conference. He has only missed the playoffs once in his tenure with the Celtics, and that was his first season coaching the team.
Since that first season, Stevens has helped lead the Celtics to as far as the Eastern Conference Finals in 2017 and 2018. In 2018, the Celtics lost in Game 7 to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Celtics will play the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans on Sunday at 6 p.m. EST.