Reporter dispels insane rumor Brad Stevens would consider leaving Boston Celtics for college job

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The Boston Globe's Adam Himmelsbach had to play the adult in the room in his rebuking of a wild rumor started by CBS Sports' Seth Davis that Brad Stevens would consider leaving his Boston Celtics President of Basketball Operations job for the Indiana Hoosiers basketball program's potential head coaching opening.

"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."

Himmelsbach was short and sweet with his response, not giving any oxygen to a rumor that's not worth the engagement.

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

Brad Stevens not leaving one of basketball's best jobs with Boston Celtics to coach Indiana basketball

There's no denying that Stevens was a great college coach. He singlehandedly raised a Horizon League team to the A-10 before Butler ended up in the Big East; where the Bulldogs have been since the 2013-14 season. Stevens had Butler in back to back national championship games and the Bulldogs missed the NCAA Tournament just once during his six seasons in Indianapolis.

If/when Mike Woodson gets let go of the Indiana basketball program as head coach, it'll be natural to see an Indy legend floated for the Hoosiers' job. But as Himmelsbach notes, the chances that would actually happen are laughable.

Stevens is an all-time NBA executive and has built a historic juggernaut in Boston in just three years; this after resurrecting a historic franchise and expediting a rebuild following the dissolution of a championship core.

It's just not realistic for Stevens to give that all up, even if a dream job opens up in his home state.