Celtics coach Brad Stevens has fond memories of Selection Sunday

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NEW ORLEANS – Selection Sunday.

Those two words alone brought a smile to Brad Stevens’s face — along with many memories from his time as the head coach at Butler University.

“My wife actually said [Sunday] that this was the day that she probably misses the most out of college,” the Celtics coach before his team lost to the New Orleans Pelicans, 121-120, in overtime.

“Because you get people together – and especially if you know you’re in the tournament – and you sit there and you watch and you find out like everybody else does at the same time where you’re headed.”

Selection Sunday, when the NCAA Tournament seedings are announced, was almost an annual event for Stevens during his six seasons as Butler’s head coach.

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