Twitter explosion/reaction to Brad Stevens-to-Celtics news

How in the world did the Boston Celtics manage to hire one of college basketball's best coaches under the media's collective nose?

That's just Brad Stevens' way. And announcing the hire after 5 p.m. ET the day before a four-day holiday weekend is also quintessential Stevens. Understated and unexpected. Nobody saw this coming, evidenced by the orange-hot, lava-like reaction that came out on Twitter in the moments after the Celtics and Butler made the news official.

In times like these, it's good to cull reaction from so many corners and preserve them both for immediate entertaining/information but also for reference years down the road. Many think this is a good move for Stevens. Some might think it skeptical for Boston to take a chance on a 36-year-old head coach with zero NBA ties.

Here's the best of Twitter in the wake of the biggest college basketball headline of the offseason.

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Matt Norlander is a national award-winning senior writer who has been with CBS Sports since 2010. He's in his eighth season covering college basketball for CBS, and also covers the NBA Draft, the Olympics,... Full Bio

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