I say we start a petition to bring Brad Stevens from Butler University to coach at Mizzou! He's a young and incredibly talented coach who gets the most out of his players. What do you guys think?
I think a petition isn't the problem. Butler is a better program than Mizzou!!!!!!!!
If, and I mean "IF" he is interested in coaching in a bigger conference there may be a chance. You would have to give him the 2 million per year that Anderson wanted and also Pray, Pray, Pray and did I mention Pray!
Hoops is right. Why would you leave the program you've from the ground up, a program that you took to the NCAA Championship game and only lost by 2, and a program that you've taken back to the Elite 8?
Here's the thing, Mizzou doesn't have much to offer that Brad would want, doesn't already have at Butler, or that hasn't been offered before. Being a lifelong Mizzou fan, and Butler student, I can see both sides of the coin here. But, look at what Brad turned down last year from Oregon. They offered him boatloads of money to move there, instead he took a contract extension for much less money that has him contracted to Butler for 16 years. When Brad first joined the Butler coaching staff he left a stable, well paying job at Eli Lilly to take an unpaid assistant coaching job, and helped his wife make ends meet by waiting tables. Understanding this background and looking up Brad the person can give you a lot of background into why we at Butler aren't shaking in our boots about Brad jumping ship. Plus, basketball is the official religion of the Hoosier state, and there's no better place to play basketball than Hinkle Fieldhouse. It has something that no modern arena can match, a unique character and nearly a century of history.
Also, exzalmanian, look at Butler's coaching history and the history of the team. Brad didn't build this team up in the last four years. The foundation was lain with guys like Brandon Crone, and the teams that made the tourney in the early 2000's. Butler is built on that history, even if that history doesn't make it to ESPN.
Word has it among some that Shaka Smart may have been talked to about the MU position. Brad Stevens has said the only other place he would go is Indiana.
Smart is a very talented young coach, but he's an East Coast guy. I don't see him coming here. However, Painter would be somebody who would be well received.
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