Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 7/8/13
After leading the Butler Bulldogs to one of the most successful six-year runs in recent NCAA basketball history (lack of a championship notwithstanding), Brad Stevens has decided to leave the Midwest for greener pastures in the NBA. The move will be dissected ad nauseum over the next few days, as analysts wonder yet again whether or not a professional team made the right move in hiring a college wunderkind. Stevens is undoubtedly a basketball mastermind, but how will he cope in the NBA, especially in the middle of such a monumental rebuilding effort with the Boston Celtics? In reality, we won’t know for several years. However, the move got me wondering. Stevens seemingly had it good at a small school in a state that loves basketball more than anything else, and yet, he still jetted for Boston. Is coaching the Boston Celtics really a better job than what he had at Butler? Just how good is the Boston coaching job anyway? And of course, what are the best possible basketball jobs in America,
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