Many thought Brad Stevens would leave for another college over the past 3-4 seasons.
That isn't going to happen, but he is headed to another job.
The NBA's Boston Celtics.
The Boston Celtics, who recently traded their head coach Doc Rivers, to the Los Angeles Clippers, have come to an agreement with Stevens.
Stevens was at Butler for the past 13 years, the last 6 as head coach.
"Our family is thrilled for the opportunity given to us by the leadership of the Boston Celtics, but it is emotional to leave a place that we have called home for the past 13 years," Stevens said in a statement. "We truly love Butler University and Indianapolis, and are thankful to have had the opportunity to celebrate so many wonderful things together. What makes Butler truly unique is the people that we have been so blessed to work with. When it comes time for our kids to look at schools, we will start with Butler University."
Stevens was the winningest coach in the history of college basketball over his first 6 seasons. He comprised a record of 166-49 including 12-5 record in the NCAA tournament, which included 2 trips to the Final Four and National Championship Game.
Athletic Director Barry Collier had this to say.
"Brad is leaving a great legacy and an excellent foundatin for us to build on," Collier said in a statement. "Our athletics program has an extremely bright future, and we are confident that Butler's first year in the Big East will be an outstanding one."
It will certainly be a change for Butler after 6 ultra-succesful years under Stevens.
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