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"Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca shares the ‘inside story’ behind hiring Brad Stevens"

Not too complicated.

After Rivers left at the end of June 2013, the Celtics had to quickly assemble a roster of viable replacements. But one candidate emerged as an obvious frontrunner from the beginning.

“Danny put together a list,” Pagliuca said. “The first person on the list was Brad Stevens, and the second person on the list was Brad Stevens, and the third person on the list was Brad Stevens. There wasn’t really much beyond Brad Stevens.”


"What Tennis Can Teach Us About Technology"

Jonah Lehrer:

We live in a time of relentless technological change. These case studies help explain why such change is so unsettling. Our inventions aren’t just altering the competitive landscape—they are doing so in completely unpredictable ways. Those older tennis players probably thought the oversize racket would help them compete with younger players, compensating for their slight decline in athleticism and speed. They were wrong.