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Ever since he led Butler to back-to-back NCAA Div I finals, Brad Stevens has always been the top choice for top-tier universities with head coaching openings. The latest one being UCLA, who just fired Ben Howland. But apparently, Brad made his choice subtly known via Twitter. BUCoachStevens:Love walking thru Hinkle in the morning… Anxious to get started on our spring workouts next week. And so the search probably continues in Westwood. If I were Dan Guerrero (UCLA AD), I’d take a page from their football playbook and look at someone with pro experience, just like what they did with the Jim Mora hire. As for Butler, I don’t think he’s going anywhere, unless there are two jobs opening up. And I don’t think either of those will be coming in the imminent future. He does however have to fill up an opening in his coaching staff, as Matthew Graves departs to take on the South Alabama job.
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Brad Stevens turned down overtures from every single coaching opening the past few seasons, but this may on that is much more difficult than the others. UCLA, the university that has more NCAA Titles than any other, and the second most Final Four appearances, is reportedly targeting Stevens to become their next head coach. According to a report from Andy Katz and Peter Yoon at ESPN...
Butler's Brad Stevens remains the top target of UCLA athletic director Dan Guerreros coaching search, according to people close to the situation who are not authorized to speak on the matter. Stevens offered No comment when asked about UCLAs interest by a reporter from the Indianapolis Star.
The top two coaches on UCLAs list were Stevens and Virginia Commonwealths Shaka Smart...
Along with Shaka Smart (who’s loyalty to VCU is undeniable) Brad Stevens of Butler is one of the most coveted head coaches in all of college hoops. And with a storied program like UCLA looking for a head coach, you’d think Stevens would be right at the top of their list. Well that appears to [...]
UCLA will not have Brad Stevens as a its basketball coach, according to a person familiar with the situation who was not authorized to speak on the matter.
Stevens will remain at Butler, where he has led the Bulldogs to two appearances in the national championship game since 2010. ESPN first reported the story.
UCLA Athletic Director Dan Guerrero had focused his attention...
It was decision time, again, for Shaka Smart.
This is becoming an annual thing, and that's because Smart -- VCU's young, vibrant and ultra-successful head coach -- is a hot commodity for athletic directors with big budgets and big dreams who recently dismissed their previous basketball coaches.
Since Smart and VCU faced Butler and Brad Stevens in the Final Four almost 24...
Despite what the national media tells you, the head basketball coaching gig at UCLA is a prestigious one. While it's high-pressure and thus high-risk, it's also high-reward and winning in Westwood could make a coach nearly immortal.
For that reason, it should come as no surprise that Brad Stevens reportedly has reciprocated interest in the UCLA job, according to various...
Brad Stevens is at the top of UCLA’s wish list when it comes to their search for a new head basketball coach, and some reports indicate that the interest is mutual, but a tweet sent by the coach suggests he may prefer to stay at Butler.
Stevens had long been believed to be at the top of the Bruins’ list, which is no surprise considering his success at Butler has made him a top...
Brad Stevens' contract with Butler runs through 2021-22.
Butler coach Brad Stevens says no to UCLA
UCLA found its man â finally. After failed
attempts to hire VCU's Shaka Smart and Butler's Brad Stevens, the
Bruins announced Saturday that they have appointed Steve Alford as
men's basketball coach.
The UCLA hoops gig is one of the most high-profile coaching jobs in the nation. As one of the six college basketball bluebloods (despite what silly national media members say), pretty much every coach in the nation is a possible candidate.
Of course, Butler head honcho Brad Stevens is likely a longshot, Shaka Smart is in the middle of contract negotiations with VCU, and Mark...