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BOSTON — Brad Stevens, the Zionsville native who has spent the last eight years as head coach of the Boston Celtics, is being promoted to president of basketball operations.

The team announced Wednesday that Stevens will replace Danny Ainge, who is retiring.

Before joining the Celtics, Stevens led Butler University to some of their best seasons in school history, including trips to the NCAA Final Four in 2010 and 2011.

In 2013, Stevens signed a six-year contract with the Celtics. Stevens led the Celtics to the NBA playoffs every year since 2014, taking the team twice to the Eastern Conference Finals. He’s the fourth-winningest coach in Boston history, behind Red Auerbach, Tom Heinsohn, and Doc Rivers.