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Brad Stevens rewarded with stability

Boston Herald

Brad Stevens was using his poker face, saying, "I'll let you guess on the years." The unknown years are the length of the contract extension Stevens signed on Wednesday, after seven seasons marked by a steady rise to prominence. Stevens finished his seventh regular season Thursday chasing his 319th career win, and he's already fourth behind Red Auerbach (745), Tom Heinsohn (427) and Doc Rivers (416). He's worked for the same President/general manager and the same ownership group throughout. Stevens has found stability in one of the NBA's most stable franchises.

Officer Allegedly Threatened, Yelled at Women While Off-Duty

U.S. News

Ronnie Wallace Stevens Jr. was arrested Monday and charged with simple assault. A department release says a woman filed a complaint Sunday afternoon that said the 37-year-old man threatened and yelled at her earlier that day. Another woman filed a complaint that night that said Stevens yelled and cursed at her in front of her children. Stevens was off-duty at the time.

Crowder Helps Lift Celtics Past Knicks 98-95

U.S. News

With Thomas out Friday night as well as missing Sunday's visit in Philadelphia, it means that Smart will get the start before the Celtics point guard returns, perhaps as early as Monday when Boston hosts the Washington Wizards. Coach Brad Stevens is just focusing on how well the team executes instead of relying on a single player to replace the team's sparkplug. "I just want us to play the right way. I am really a possession-to-possession guy," Stevens said. "I think that some things that Isaiah does really well, we're just going to have to replace by committee.

Kings building trust early under new coach John Stevens

Los Angeles Times

"Trust falls" were not part of the team bonding activities for the Kings this week, although one exercise hit a similar note. They were instructed to help each other over a four-foot-high rope, one by one, without touching it, which left the last person stranded. "Dustin Brown ended up being elected to do the Superman run-and-jump," Michael Cammalleri said. "It took a lot of trust, but he just ran and [did it with] a lot of arms and his legs." Welcome to the Kings under coach John Stevens.

Comedian Brody Stevens, 48, dead of apparent suicide by hanging

FOX News

Brody Stevens performs during the Funny Or Die Oddball Comedy Festival at the Austin360 Amphitheater on Sept. 21, 2014 in Austin, Texas. Comedian Brody Stevens has died in what appears to have been a suicide, Fox News has learned. The LAPD confirmed on Friday that the funnyman was found hanging in his home around 1 p.m. and the death is being investigated as a suicide by hanging. Stevens was a regular around the local comedy scene in Los Angeles as well as Montreal and Vancouver Comedy Festivals. He also earned acting credits in "The Hangover," "Due Date" and "The Hangover Part II." Stevens also co-created the Comedy Central series "Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!" with fellow comedian and close pal Zach Galifianakis.