Brad Stevens addresses rumor he'd leave Boston Celtics for Indiana Hoosiers

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Boston Celtics President of Basketball Operations Brad Stevens addressed the rumor that he'd considering leaving the Cs for the Indiana Hoosiers basketball program in 2025 if/when Mike Woodson is let go from his head coaching post on April 16 -- giving it little oxygen and sounding like a happy man in his current role.

“I don’t get into any of the rumor stuff,” Stevens said (h/t “I’ve got a heck of an opportunity here. We’ve been here 11 years now and got the chance to see this team do a lot of cool things and go a long way. Our goals have been the same since we’ve moved here. We’d like to get over that hump. I’ve got plenty enough to do right now rather than think about all that stuff.”

CBS Sports' Seth Davis was the originator of the rumor, saying it's "more possible than you think" that Stevens could consider such a move.

"With all the Billy Donovan chatter there is another former college coach in the NBA who should not be forgotten," Davis prefaced before saying, "Brad Stevens. He’s an Indiana native. Perhaps if there’s a big job open in his native state next year….Don’t rule it out. It’s more possible than you think."

The Boston Globe's Adam Himmelsbach had a perfect response to the proposition.

"No, it’s not lol," Himmelsbach wrote in response.

Brad Stevens could go down as greatest executive ever if Boston Celtics win multiple titles with current core

Thinking that Stevens would sign Jaylen Brown and (soon) Jayson Tatum to Supermax contract extensions and then turn around and ink the players he traded several fan-favorites like Marcus Smart and Robert Williams III for in the offseason, Kristaps Porzingis and Jrue Holiday, to extensions of their own just to leave the franchise to go back to the college game is preposterous on many levels.

Though IU's is the best job in Stevens' home state, even having a successful run in Bloomington wouldn't touch what continuing to craft a Celtics dynasty would mean should Boston's current core prove capable of winning championships.

Stevens could one day have television shows written about this Celtics rebuild; one he began as head coach coming from Butler and would've completed as an architect for a team that is already historically great.

Giving that up at this point would be unfathomable. Don't expect it to happen.