Ryan McDonough: Suns tried to hire Brad Stevens before Celtics did
When the Celtics hired Brad Stevens in 2013, it came out of nowhere.
There were no reports, no leaks – just a press release announcing the hire as complete.
But Boston wasn’t the only team trying to lure Stevens from Butler.
Stevens has quickly become one of the NBA’s best coaches. The Suns, meanwhile, are giving Earl Watson a shot after Jeff Hornacek’s up-and-down tenure.
McDonough went to Phoenix from the Celtics’ front office. So, I wonder how long the idea of Stevens was kicked around in Boston before he was actually hired.