April 19, 2021

Celtics' Brad Stevens Rejected $70M Offer From Indiana

Brad Stevens is staying in Boston.

Before Indiana inked Mike Woodson as the Hoosiers' next head coach, the university tried to pry the former Butler coach away from the Celtics.

Indiana offered the Stevens a whopping seven-year, $70 million contract, but the Celtics coach turned it down, according to ESPN. 

Spurned by Stevens, the Hoosiers pivoted to the former Knicks head coach.

A $10 million a year salary is an incredible amount of money even for an NBA coach. Just last season, Gregg Popovich and Doc Rivers were the only coaches to eclipse that number. The Hoosiers' offer would have made Stevens the highest-paid coach in college basketball.

Stevens' current salary is unknown after agreeing to an extension with the Celtics in 2020. He originally secured a six-year, $22 million deal back in 2013.

The NBA's fifth longest-tenured coach, Stevens boasts a 318-246 record as head coach and has guided the Celtics to three Conference Finals appearances over the past four seasons.

And while we don't know Stevens' current salary, it's safe to say he has a good bargaining position heading into his next round of negotiations with the Celtics.

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