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#1 Chris B

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 04:44 PM

Huge news

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 04:47 PM

Damn, that sucks for Butler. I was really hoping he'd stay and win a title with them eventually. This is huge news. Boston has handled this transition phase well, though it'll likely be a few years at least until they're competitive again, how will he handle that? How long of a leash will he be given.


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Posted 03 July 2013 - 04:47 PM

Wow. Nice pay day but something tells me he would be better off staying in college.
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Posted 03 July 2013 - 04:50 PM

This is a HUGE blow to Butler. I had them ranked 6th in the Big East this year. Without Stevens, I'm going down to 8th.

 

Just crushing news for the school and a disappointment for the league. Stevens gave us a good, successful, popular, young coach.



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 05:05 PM

If he come to the first press conference with his hair slicked back talking about how KG isn't walking through that door, that might be the greatest troll of all time.


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Posted 03 July 2013 - 05:07 PM

Wow. Nice pay day but something tells me he would be better off staying in college.

I think so as well, but he's been to the title game twice, Butler is a hard place to win it all. I think he'll be fine, if this doesn't work, he can go back to college. He might not get this kind of opportunity again. He's not just going to the NBA, he's going to one of the biggest markets and the most historical franchise.


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Posted 03 July 2013 - 05:08 PM

If he come to the first press conference with his hair slicked back talking about how KG isn't walking through that door, that might be the greatest troll of all time.

Only a matter of time until that joke was coming.


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Posted 03 July 2013 - 05:09 PM

Now I know why he turned down Maryland!


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Posted 03 July 2013 - 05:10 PM

I think so as well, but he's been to the title game twice, Butler is a hard place to win it all. I think he'll be fine, if this doesn't work, he can go back to college. He might not get this kind of opportunity again. He's not just going to the NBA, he's going to one of the biggest markets and the most historical franchise.

 

Right. Worst case, he gets a big payday and can go back to college with his reputation there intact.


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Posted 03 July 2013 - 05:17 PM

Good point guys. I would've done the same thing in his position.
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Posted 03 July 2013 - 05:22 PM

Right. Worst case, he gets a big payday and can go back to college with his reputation there intact.

You can even subtract going back to college, he's probably way set for life (I haven't seen the contract). At Butler, they maxed out with him. He was ~10% of their budget.


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Posted 03 July 2013 - 05:22 PM

Good point guys. I would've done the same thing in his position.

Yeah absolutely, one thing to turn down Sacramento or UCLA even, Celtics are a different animal. It's the top of his field.


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Posted 03 July 2013 - 07:54 PM

@WojYahooNBA: The Boston Celtics signed Brad Stevens to a six year, $22 million contract, sources told Yahoo! Sports.

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 07:59 PM

So much for him being a replacement for K.

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 08:20 PM

So much for him being a replacement for K.



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 08:38 PM

@ESPNAndyKatz: Just talked to coach K (more to come) on Brad Stevens to the Celtics: "Forget about young coaches, I think he's one of the best coaches."

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 10:21 PM

So much for him being a replacement for K.

K has how many years left? I could see a Saban-like return. I don't think it's so far-fetched for him to be at Duke in 3-5 years.


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Posted 04 July 2013 - 12:41 PM

K has how many years left? I could see a Saban-like return. I don't think it's so far-fetched for him to be at Duke in 3-5 years.

 

This was exactly my thought...except for Roy, not for K.



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Posted 04 July 2013 - 04:17 PM

This was exactly my thought...except for Roy, not for K.

So you're thinking Stevens would go to UNC? That's not exactly completely far-fetched either but I expect Roy to still be there for a while.


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Posted 04 July 2013 - 06:33 PM

So where does Butler go from here? And more importantly, can they remain relevant? I'm sure it had to be on their mind that they probably wouldn't keep Stevens forever, but it has to be a gut-punch to have to replace him right before they join the Big East.






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