Westerlund: Facing Celtics Reminds Thibodeau Of Good Times, Lessons LearnedTom Thibodeau believes it's only a matter of time before Brad Stevens has Boston winning big.
Former Illini Assistant Brandon Miller Named Head Coach At ButlerOn 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.
Stunner: Celtics Pluck Brad Stevens From ButlerAfter turning down numerous college jobs, Stevens bolts for NBA.
Wisch: The Truth About Illinois FootballAnd 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.
Wisch: Illini Coaching Search Has Fans Feeling the ’PaignBut 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.
Stevens Says No To IllinoisButler’s Brad Stevens will not be taking over as Illini basketball coach.
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".
Hoge: Ten Possible Illini Head Coaching CandidatesWith Bruce Weber officially out the door, here are nine possible Illini head coaching candidates.
Wisch: For Illini Hoops, Loyalty Only Goes So FarThis 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.
Thompson: Why I Hope Butler WinsNo matter what happens during Monday night’s NCAA championship game, one school will have a fitting ending to an incredible tournament run.
Bernstein: Butler Has Become AnnoyingIf the Butler Bulldogs win the national title, will they please leave?
Thompson: A Look At The Final Four CoachesThe coaches in the Final Four consist of two seasoned veterans and a pair of young guns who are taking college basketball by storm.