Found March 28, 2013 on The Victory Formation:
PLAYERS: Brad Stevens

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, Stevens has refused to speak on speculation about other job openings, but did send a text claiming that he was still the coach at Butler. Members of the Butler University administration and the athletic department did not shed any additional light, besides AD Barry Collier saying; “We value him and he’s an extremely important coach and staff member.” There are rumors swirling that Stevens is in negotiations with UCLA, but those reports have not been confirmed by anyone, especially those at either university or Stevens himself. Katz said on Twitter that he would be surprised to see Katz take the job: UCLA has always needed to make a splash. Brad Stevens was confident in message that he’s the coach at Butler. Would be surprised if he left. — Andy Katz (@ESPNAndyKatz) March 28, 2013 [...]


Follow-Up Report: Brad Stevens spurns UCLA?

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...

ESPN pulls story of Brad Stevens being in contract negotiations with UCLA

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 Basketball Reportedly Talking With Brad Stevens, But Is He A Good Fit?

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...

Source: Butler's Stevens says no to UCLA job

Next. 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...

Smart makes bold move to stay put

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...

Brad Stevens showing commitment to Butler over UCLA?

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...

Butler coach Brad Stevens says no to UCLA

Butler coach Brad Stevens says no to UCLA

Sources: UCLA Pursuing Brad Stevens

Brad Stevens' contract with Butler runs through 2021-22.

UCLA hires Steve Alford as coach

UCLA found its man — 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.

UCLA Basketball: Grading Jay Wright, Gregg Marshall And Other Potential Coaches

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...
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