Key in Stevens Hiring: Rondo on Board

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In the wake of the Boston Celtics' hiring of coach Brad Stevens, a conventional wisdom cropped up: There was no way, it was said, that a college coach from Butler, one whose playing career topped out at DePauw, was going to be able to get a handle on Rajon Rondo. Either the Celtics would look to trade Rondo quickly, or Rondo would start pushing for a trade.

That conventional wisdom, though, is not particularly wise.

Before Stevens' hiring, a source close to Rondo told Sporting News that the All-Star point guard was excited to come back and be the anchor for the...

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