Originally posted on Red's Army  |  Last updated 7/23/13
Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.  ZIONSVILLE, Ind. — Brad Stevens was living the life. He ran around his Zionsville neighborhood with a large group of friends, so large he never felt much like an only child. He filled long summer days with basketball pickup games and driveway shooting drills inspired by former Indiana University star Steve Alford. Stevens wanted nothing more than a basketball in his hands and competition. His friends shared his passion. After the dinner dishes were cleared, the driveway floodlights came on so everyone could shoot baskets after dark. “You’ve heard about Indiana basketball and baskets hanging off barn doors,” says Brian Flickinger, a childhood friend of Stevens. “We didn’t have barn doors, but it was very similar to that.” That world was simply “the greatest,” says Stevens. It was also, say those who know him best, a perfe
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