Brad Stevens shot down rumors that he would leave the Celtics for the Indiana Hoosiers, calling himself a "44-year-old Masshole."
- I just wanted to ask you-- I know there's been a ton of speculation here about Indiana. And are you considering the Indiana University job right now, or kind of where does that stand?
BRAD STEVENS: I said it the other day. I'm not. You know, and I tried to say it as clearly as I could and also make sure that people understand that that place, to me, is special. Because I don't want to make it sound like it's not.
But like I said the other day, I'm so grateful to this organization and to the people here and for all that they've done for us. I've got unbelievable leadership in Danny and Wyc and Pags and what they've done for us and the way that we've been supported.
You know, we're going through a tough season. And I think that it's not my job to not go through it. It's not my job to not make sure that I'm doing everything I can to help find a better version of ourselves this year.
And I love coming to work every day. I love this area. People have been great to us. My family's so happy. And at the same time, home is home. And that's why I wanted to make sure everybody understood that that means a lot.
But no, just like I said on Tuesday, I'm not. And so I don't know if I'll have to answer to that again on Monday. But I hope that people understand that, and people can hopefully appreciate that it still means a lot to me and it still-- I hope they hire whoever they hire. And I hope they're there for 20 years and kids feel like I did.
But I'm not a kid anymore. I'm a 44-year-old Masshole. I swerve around others when I'm driving. I eat Dunkin' Donuts, and I root for the Patriots. I'm unfortunately been skewed in a lot of ways, I guess.