Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 11/20/14

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 [...]

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