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Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau. (Getty Images)

Westerlund: Facing Celtics Reminds Thibodeau Of Good Times, Lessons Learned

Tom Thibodeau believes it’s only a matter of time before Brad Stevens has Boston winning big.

CBS Chicago–03/31/2014

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Former Illini Assistant Brandon Miller Named Head Coach At Butler

On Saturday, the Bulldogs announced they were promoting recently hired assistant coach Brandon Miller as Brad Stevens’ replacement. The decision came three days after Stevens surprised everyone by taking the head job with the Boston Celtics.

07/06/2013

Brad Stevens. (Getty Images)

Stunner: Celtics Pluck Brad Stevens From Butler

After turning down numerous college jobs, Stevens bolts for NBA.

CBS Chicago–07/03/2013

Nathan Scheelhaase

Wisch: The Truth About Illinois Football

And this deeper dilemma affecting U. of I. athletics is so discouraging that after reading this column, you very well may be driven to drink yourself.

CBS Chicago–09/25/2012

Brad Stevens and Shaka Smart both turned down opportunities to coach at Illinois. (Photos by Kevin C. Cox and Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Wisch: Illini Coaching Search Has Fans Feeling the ’Paign

But because Thomas went after coaches that he – as well as the vast majority of other ADs in the country – couldn’t get, he ended up badly embarrassing Illinois. Twice. And, in turn, Thomas, along with more than a little help from the Illinois trustees and administration, has succeeded in making a very good coaching job look like a radioactive one.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2012

Brad Stevens

Stevens Says No To Illinois

Butler’s Brad Stevens will not be taking over as Illini basketball coach.

CBS Chicago–03/26/2012

Brad Stevens

Report: Illini Reach Out To Brad Stevens

Illinois has reportedly reached out to Brad Stevens about its head coaching vacancy and its interest in the Butler head coach is “high”.

CBS Chicago–03/23/2012

VCU head coach Shaka Smart. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Hoge: Ten Possible Illini Head Coaching Candidates

With Bruce Weber officially out the door, here are nine possible Illini head coaching candidates.

CBS Chicago–03/09/2012

Bruce Weber. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Wisch: For Illini Hoops, Loyalty Only Goes So Far

This month, when it comes time for Mike Thomas to hire Illinois’ next basketball coach, I expect that he’ll choose the hottest rising one that’s available to him. And he should hire that guy – even if there’s a threat he may one day go elsewhere.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2012

Matt Howard and Shawn Vanzant

Thompson: Why I Hope Butler Wins

No matter what happens during Monday night’s NCAA championship game, one school will have a fitting ending to an incredible tournament run.

04/04/2011

Butler Bulldogs

Bernstein: Butler Has Become Annoying

If the Butler Bulldogs win the national title, will they please leave?

670 The Score–04/04/2011

John Calipari

Thompson: A Look At The Final Four Coaches

The coaches in the Final Four consist of two seasoned veterans and a pair of young guns who are taking college basketball by storm.

03/31/2011

Bruce Weber

Bernstein: Weber To Oklahoma Would Make Sense

Today’s story involves whether Bruce Weber is going to leave Illinois for Oklahoma.

670 The Score–03/31/2011

Brad Stevens

Wisch: Could Duke Be In Brad Stevens’ Future?

We know where Brad Stevens has been. We know where he’s at right now. And we know where he might be next Monday night.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2011

Brad Stevens

Thompson: Butler Advances To The Final Four, Again

It seems VCU has stolen the show in this year’s NCAA Tournament. The Rams improbable, yet dominant run has been unbelievable, but what’s more amazing is Butler’s return to the Final Four.

670 The Score–03/28/2011