Friday, April 9, 2010

Brad Stevens: How About a Little Job Security?

Brad Stevens led tiny Butler to the championship game of the NCAA tournament. Now it looks as though he will be the leading man for the Butler Bulldogs for many seasons to come. Yesterday he signed a 12 year contract extension that will keep him at Butler until the ripe old age of 45. It appeared that Stevens had set himself up as the hottest basketball coaching commodity in the country. It would have been interesting to see what the schools without coaches, such as Wake Forest and Clemson, would have offered Stevens to take over their programs. His Butler compensation package before the extension was $750,000. Nevertheless, its refreshing to see coaches show loyalty to their schools and to trade dollars for staying where they are happy coaching. With that in mind, it would be good to see Brad Stevens and Butler make several more Final Fours.

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