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Doesn't anybody think this is bad for IU basketball? This could have been an excellent rivalry. This kind of saddens me a bit.
Stevens is too smart to go there without an expectation that Rajan "coach killer" Rondo will be moved off their roster.
"It's Indiana. It's Indiana. What I feel is the pinnacle, the absolute pinnacle of all of college basketball".
Do we still have any interest in Travon Bluiett? This has to markedly change the equation for him.
It could have developed into a nice rivalry, but I don't think it'll be bad for IU basketball
I'm happy to wave goodbye to this narrative, personally.
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Tom Crean on being oversigned: We have a plan A, plan B, plan C. … It’s rarely ever going to be public.
My initial thoughts:
2. Does Butler promote from within (the Butler way) or try to capitalize on being in the Big East and go for more of a "name" coach?
3. Did kylehornsbyrules' head just explode?
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Good move for him...but, college success rarely has turned into pro success...we'll see
Good luck to him...perhaps Pur-who can rise above Butler......or....maybe not
Heh, Dave Telep just threw out Jeff Meyer's name as one of several possibilities to replace Stevens. I imagine that if Butler makes that hire, the rivalry with IU will remain pretty intense.
RE #3. NOPE
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RE: Brad Stevens to the Celtics
If he has a Pitino type experience in the NBA I can think of a certain college bball program that will be fed up w/ its under performing head coach in about 4 years.
Best thing to happen to Crean this offseason.
I'm not going to pretend we won't have a new coach in 4 years, because in this day and age things change so quickly; but to say that Crean is underperforming might be one of the dumbest things I've ever read on the Internet.
WOW. Just heard it on the radio. Didn't think he would leave Indy. Will b interesting to c what he can do. Good luck Brad.
Not to long ago, within the past month, he listed IU, Michigan, and Butler as his top 3. Can't remember where I read it though.
That's exactly my thought. Give it a whirl if it doesn't work you'll have your choice of college jobs (for the most part) coming back.
Who else is on the staff? Their pattern has certainly been to promote from the current staff. Do they have any viable candidates? Nored seems a little green yet.
I think the guy who would have been the most viable candidate just took a job at South Alabama or something like that. Matt Graves I believe. I think that is what I read on the Star.
Nored is actually an assistant at South Alabama and not Butler.
This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.
Forgot about Graves. That is a name that should sit well with the Butler family. Weren't there like 3 of them that played there?
Add me to the list of didn't see that one coming!
Rick Bozich article
Brad Stevens is leaving Butler to coach the Boston Celtics. He'll discover the same thing that Rick Pitino, John Calipari, Lon Kruger, Tim Floyd and others have learned. It's a daunting move.
Dave Telep @DaveTelep 1h
Do not expect current South Alabama HC and former Butler Asst. Matthew Graves to be in play at Butler. He stays at USA IMO
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Butler Scenarios: AD Barry Collier could be interim, Todd Lickliter (?), LaVall Jordan (Michigan), Jeff Meyer (Mich)??
Definitely a major surprise - this is a true "swing for the fences" move by the Celtics. Gotta respect that.
Signals some pretty big things for the Celtics:
Pure rebuilding mode, with a coach who, while at the college level, has proven he can build a talented program while coaching at a high level and with tough D. Also,
Rondo may not be long for Boston. He had run ins with Doc Rivers, fought with players in the locker room. No way Stevens is prepared to 'handle' Rondo, which probably signals that's not the objective. Shooting for the lottery? That would also be pure rebuilding mode.
I have no idea if this will work out, but it's a good situation for Stevens -- he is not expected to win right away. He will have the opportunity to develop the team. Given the starting point, his chances for success are better than they otherwise would be.
1) I'm shocked.
2) That said, I think he has a very good chance at success
3) This will seriously damage the Butler program, especially moving to the Big East
4) Wonder if this gives DJ White a better chance to stick in Boston
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