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 on Stevens this week after Virginia Commonwealths Shaka Smart removed himself from the board by agreeing to a contract extension.
Stevens, who was Guerreros first choice, offered No comment when asked about UCLAs interest by a reporter from the Indianapolis Star."I'm the coach at Butler," Stevens wrote in a text message to ESPN.com. "As you know, my stance is to not comment on any other speculation or situation."Stevens also wrote a cryptic tweet on Friday discussing Butler's spring workouts.
Love walking thru Hinkle in the morning... Anxious to get started on our spring workouts next week. Brad Steven...