Ever heard the story of the former college basketball assistant who only earned $18,000 a year? Well, he turned out to be one of the most celebrated coaches in the NBA. While it might piss some off to rank him with the likes of John Wooden, there’s no doubt this Indiana-born would wound up a celebrated figure when he does retire. For the nearly two decades he’s been coach, Stevens’ hard work and ingenuity has helped to transform the Boston Celtics from a lottery team to a title contender; if you know what that means. This piece is all for one purpose, to tell you more about Brad Stevens; his age and of course, how tall he is. Why? Well, it turns out height may just have a thing to do with his career success. Let’s see!
Who is Brad Stevens and How Old Is He?
Brad Stevens was born—Bradley Kent Stevens— in Zionsville, Indiana, the USA on October 22, 1976. Although raised in Zionsville, it’s not clear if Stevens comes from a family of mainly basketball players, as most athletes did. What we know however is, his father gave him the support he needed to pursue his dream. Stevens’ passion for basketball began to manifest from the early age of five. As a kid, he would watch taped basketball games before going to the afternoon kindergarten.
Then, his father often drove him to Bloomington to watch Indiana Hoosiers games. As Stevens later recounts, it’s hard not to be in love with basketball when you’re a kid growing up in Indiana. For his eighth birthday, Stevens received his first basketball hoop as a gift from his father. Asides Basketball, Stevens also relished solving puzzles. A skill that would later prove useful in his coaching career; as he analyzed the weaknesses of opposing teams.
Brad Stevens Career
Growing up, Brad Stevens attended Zionsville Community High School, where, with little surprise, he turned out to be a star basketball player. By the time he finished high school, Stevens had set incredible school records for career scoring, assists steals, and three-point field goals. Fast forward to 2017, the former player still holds the records for career points per game average (26.8), total career points (1508), assists (444), and steals (156), as well as the single-season points record of 644 which he set back in 1995. That year, he was the sectional MVP and the leading scorer in state sectional play.
By the time Stevens left Zionsville, he had received the Straight A Gold Medal Award all four years. And has earned seven letters; three in basketball, three in track, and one in baseball. In the face of such records and wins, one would believe the youngster will get bitten by the “arrival bug”. Not Brad Stevens. He was the last to claim champion. He considered his basketball skills too average to take him any farther in practice. And so, he attended DePauw University, where he played in all 101 DePauw games.
Asides earning four varsity letters at DePauw, Stevens also earned multiple all-conference and academic all-conference awards and was a three-time Academic All-America nominee. What’s more? As a team captain during his senior year, Brad Stevens averaged over 8 points per game. A performance he grew to 24 points and 8 rebounds in a game. In 1999, Stevens graduated from DePauw University with a degree in economics.
With a career history that dates back to his volunteering days at the Butler basketball office in the summer of 2000, Brad Stevens has since gone on to serve as head coach for Butler (2007- present) and Boston Celtics (2013- present). Within that time, the father of two has been NBA All-Star Game head coach (2017), Clair Bee Coach of the Year Award (2011), two-time NCAA Regional – Final Four (2010, 2011), three-time Horizon League champion (2008, 2010, 2011), and two-time Horizon League Coach of the Year (2009, 2010). Let’s get to the height gist.
How Tall Is The NBA Coach?
Now over forty, Brad Stevens has always maintained an average build. He stands 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 meters) tall and weighs 178 lbs (81 Kg). He has dark brown hair and blue eyes. Steven’s age puts him only about two weeks younger than his sweetheart; Tracy Wilhelmy Stevens. Tracy, affectionately dubbed “First Lady of the Boston Celtics” has been a solid pillar behind her husband’s career, long before they got married. As of 2019, their marriage is sixteen years strong.