Brad Stevens Doesn't Seem Very Presidential When You Take a Closer Look at the Numbers

WALTHAM, MA - JULY 5: New Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens is introduced to the media July 5, 2013 in Waltham, Massachusetts. Stevens was hired away from Butler University where he led the Bulldogs to two back to back national championship game appearances in 2010, and 2011.  (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Brad Stevens Doesn't Seem Very Presidential When You Take a Closer Look at the Numbers

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Brad Stevens Doesn't Seem Very Presidential When You Take a Closer Look at the Numbers

Boston Celtics fans have taken to calling Brad Stevens, “The President.” Let’s look at the numbers from Stevens’ first three seasons with the Celtics in an attempt to gain some understanding of why he would have earned such a prestigious nickname.

BRAD STEVENS NBA COACHING RESUME

Career Record: 113-133 (.459)

Playoff Appearances: 2

Playoff Record: 2-8 (.200)

Playoff Series Won: 0

OK, so that’s not a great start. Maybe he helped turn the franchise around from the previous coach.

Winning Seasons Under Previous Coach, Doc Rivers: 7

Winning Seasons Under Stevens: 1

Consecutive Seasons Celtics Made Playoffs Before Stevens Arrived: 6

Playoff Appearance in Stevens’ First Season: 0

50-win Seasons Under Previous Coach: 4

50-win Seasons Under Stevens: 0

Division Titles Under Previous Coach: 6

Division Titles Under Stevens: 0

Celtics Win Improvement in Brad Stevens First Season: -16

Hmm… Maybe we need to approach this from a different angle. Think outside the box. Stop looking at what Stevens has accomplished and look at some other presidents to see if there are any similarities.

Presidents With the Same Number of Playoff Series Wins as Brad Stevens: 2

There we go. Barack Obama and the 90’s rock group, The Presidents of the United States of America. Oh, no. Here come more numbers!

National Championship Record
Obama: 2-0
Stevens: 0-2

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 14: National Basketball Association 2012-2013 champion Miami Heat Head Coach Erik Spoelstra (L) presents a commemorative trophy to President Barack Obama during an event at the White House January 14, 2014 in Washington, DC. This is the second year in a row the team won the championship and made a trip to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

#1 Finishes
The President of the United States of America: 1
Stevens: 0

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