Brad Stevens won’t be following John Wooden’s path out to LA. It seemed like it might go down for a bit, but he will remain the head coach of the Butler Bulldogs.
“I’m the coach at Butler,” he texted to ESPN.
Stevens has always been a Midwestern guy, but there was talk that he might be on the market, but that appears to not be the case anymore.
“We value him and he’s an extremely important coach and staff member,” Butler athletic director Barry Collier said.
Stevens will never leave Butler. He doesn’t need to now; they are moving to the Big East and Butler will have an easier path to get to the NCAA tournament. And once they get into? They have a coach who has already proved that he can take them the distance. Heck he has already gotten them into the title game twice. All Stevens needs to do now is continue to get better recruits in there and then they might have a springboard to a national championship.
“Love walking thru Hinkle [Fieldhouse] in the morning… Anxious to get started on our spring workouts next week,” Stevens tweeted this morning.
Yeah he is definitely not ever going to leave, which should bring some much needed relief to Bulldogs’ fans who are still hurting from their early exit from March Madness.