My feelings on Crean mirror yours. I gotta admit, however, that I have my heart set on the chance that Stevens will be the next coach. For that to be a possibility, I think this team needs to limp into the tournament and then fall short of whatever expectations are set next year. Then, Ainge has to fail to land any FA's this summer which would ensure another 30 win season in Boston. Crean's buyout drops to 4 mil and Stevens would have suffered 150+ losses in three years with no hope in sight. At that point, I think the timing would be right for both parties. It's a pipedream, I know.