Brad Stevens

For Stevens and his family, time for an All-Star vacation

Brad Stevens was preparing to have this weekend off. A family trip was in the works, likely to someplace relatively close to home like New York or Washington.

The getaway is still happening.

The days off have been cancelled.

Stevens has never been to an NBA All-Star Game, and that's about to change. Boston's fourth-year coach will lead the Eastern Conference side in New Orleans this weekend, a perk that comes with his team sitting at No. 2 in the East and with Stevens well on his way to having the Celtics improve their record for the third consecutive season.

"My 11-year-old son is really excited," Stevens said. "My 7-year-old daughter is just as...