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Brad Stevens — again — shoots down idea he will leave Celtics for Indiana

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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - FEBRUARY 28: Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens talks with Jayson Tatum #0, Javonte Green #43, Kemba Walker #8, Daniel Theis #27, and Semi Ojeleye #37 during the fourth quarter against the Washington Wizards at TD Garden on February 28, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Wizards 111-110. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

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Brad Stevens is not going to be the next coach of the Indiana Hoosiers.

Don’t take my word for it, ask Brad Stevens. He shot the idea down before politely, but he was far more clear — and funny — when asked about it again on Friday. From NBC Sports Boston:

“I’m not a kid anymore. I’m a 44-year-old Masshole. I swerve around others while I’m driving, I eat Dunkin’ Donuts, and I root for the Patriots. I’ve, unfortunately, been skewed in a lot of ways I guess.”

Stevens is an Indiana native who took pains to say “home is home,” but that didn’t mean he was leaving Boston to go back there.

You can see why Indiana faithful fantasize about the local son who coached Butler to the Final Four coming home to revive a traditional college powerhouse that has fallen from the ranks of the elite. If you’re on the Indiana search committee, you have to make the call and ask.

But Stevens is staying in Boston and trying to turn around that franchise, which has fallen below .500 again and not lived up to expectations this season.