Celtics’ Brad Stevens gave a leadership speech while playing at DePauw

“No matter what your age is — you can always find a way to take a leadership role,” said Brad Stevens in a clip shared recently by CoachTube’s Twitter account. “Whether it’s just displaying a positive attitude or just rooting for somebody else.”

Sage words that would surprise few to know came from the mouth of the man currently at the helm of the Boston Celtics as their president of basketball operations. But it might surprise some to learn the words were part of a speech given by Stevens while he was a senior still playing for DePauw University, his alma mater.

Evidently, the former Butler and Celtics head coach really leaned into that leadership business, as NBA commissioner is about all that is left for the former DePauw player to ascend to in his current line of work.

We don’t expect him to consider such a move anytime soon, but in the meantime, check out the speech captured in the clip above.

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