Butler Bulldogs season recap

If you would have told any Butler fan they would have been up there with the likes of Georgetown and Villanova this season, they would have called you crazy.As it turns out, that's exactly what happened. Chris Holtmann took over for Brandon Miller before the season started, and the Bulldogs knocked off North Carolina and Georgetown in November. The good times kept on rolling as the...
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May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Butler coach Chris Holtmann gets contract extension

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Butler coach Chris Holtmann has a new contract that could keep him with the Bulldogs through the 2020-21 season. The school announced the deal on Monday. Holtmann replaced Brandon Miller last fall after Miller took a medical leave for undisclosed reasons. When Miller did not return in January, the school removed the interim tag from Holtmann's title. The 43-year...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Butler drops interim tag, names Holtmann head coach

INDIANAPOLIS -- Butler is removing the interim tag from Chris Holtmann's title, making him the new head coach. Athletic director Barry Collier made the announcement Friday. Holtmann replaces Brandon Miller, who took a medical leave in October. The school still has not said why Miller left, citing privacy concerns. Miller had been promoted from assistant coach to head coach in July...
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January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Butler opens practice heading into uncharted coaching waters

The news Thursday that Butler head coach Brandon Miller will be taking a medical leave of absence for an indefinite period of time came with both a great amount of concern for the well-being of the 35-year-old father of two as well as a great amount of concern for the well-being of a team that struggled last year in the inaugural season of the new Big East. As Butler begins practice...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Butler head coach Miller takes medical leave of absence

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Butler men's basketball coach Brandon Miller is taking a leave of absence for medical reasons. Athletic director Barry Collier said in a statement Thursday that assistant Chris Holtmann will serve as interim coach until Miller returns. Holtmann won a school record 21 games and was chosen Big South coach of the year in his final season as Gardner Webb's head coach...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens’ Butler Successor Takes Medical Leave Of Absence

Butler head basketball coach Brandon Miller has taken an indefinite medical leave of absence, the school announced Thursday. “Brandon Miller has requested a leave of absence for medical reasons, which the University has granted,” Butler athletic director Barry Collier said in a statement. “We are not in a position to further elaborate and we ask that everyone respect Brandon’s...
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Miller Takes Medical Leave Of Absence From Butler

Brandon Miller is taking an indefinite leave of absence from his position as head coach of Butler for medical reasons. There are no details in regards to Miller's condition. Miller replaced Brad Stevens as head coach of Butler in 2013. The school announced that Chris Holtmann, who guided Gardner-Webb to a school-record 21 wins before joining the Bulldogs' staff last season, would...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Providence beats Butler to continue its roll in Big East

The hottest team in the Big East Conference? That would be Providence. You won't get any argument from Butler head coach Brandon Miller, not after the Friars posted their fourth straight league win 65-56 Tuesday. ''They are playing very good basketball right now. They're playing together,'' Miller said. The Friars (14-5, 4-2) were led by their 1-2 punch of Bryce Cotton and fellow...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Butler Bulldogs add tenth win

(Photo: Matt Detrich/The IndyStar) Butler continued its winning ways in basketball, jumping into double digit numbers by collecting its tenth win on the season. From the tip off of the game Saturday, Dec. 28, against the New Jersey Institute of Technology Highlanders, the Butler Bulldogs commanded the lead. “I liked the way our team played, especially at the beginning,” said...
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Forgrave: Turns out the Butler Way is Miller's way, too

The first time I met Brandon Miller, he seemed pretty amazed at where life had taken him over the past couple years. It was late June, two months after Butler's then-head coach, Brad Stevens, had hired Miller as an assistant coach at Miller's alma mater. Miller was plainly thrilled to be sitting in his own office at historic Hinkle Fieldhouse. It was only one year earlier that Miller...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

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