Rondo will be Stevens' great challenge

It's one thing to be a player's coach. It's another if that player is Rajon Rondo. Jared Wickerham/Getty Images

Brad Stevens is just 36 but already has an impeccable résumé. He’s taken Butler to a pair of national championship games, developed mid-major recruits into NBA players, is a brilliant basketball mind and has the calm, even-keeled demeanor to handle the rigors of a lengthy 82-game season.

At a young age, there’s not much he hasn’t done. Well, except deal with NBA enigmas such as Rajon Rondo.