Butler University coach Brad Stevens has accepted the head coaching position with the Boston Celtics, according to a release from the university.
Stevens, who led the Bulldogs to back-to-back Final Fours spent six seasons as Butler’s head coach.
"We truly love Butler University and Indianapolis, and are very thankful to have had the opportunity to celebrate so many wonderful things together,” Stevens said in a statement. “What makes Butler truly unique is the people that we have been so blessed to work with. When it comes time for our kids to look at schools, we will start with Butler University.
Sure you will, Opie. Sure you will.
Somewhere, the members of the Atlantic 10 and Horizon League are laughing their asses off at Butler, which basically joined a conference based on three strong seasons of men's basketball only to learn their coach just had his "You're a real boy now, Pinocchio" moment and figured out he'll never be able to recruit against or play with Georgetown, Marquette or St. John's on a regular basis. Rather than risk a pummeling, Stevens heads to Boston. If he flames out, big fucking deal ... he still has the cache from his Butler years to bargain for a better job than Butler. If he doesn't flame out, he's sitting pretty.
Either way, Butler is probably fucked. And I find the whole thing delightful.
My hand to God, she's gonna be at Carnegie Hall. But you - I'll let you have her now at the old price, OK? Which is, which is anything you wanna give me. Anything at all.