Brad Stevens '99 One of 2010's Top 'Newsmakers'
December 29, 2010
December 29, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — "Butler University men’s basketball coach Brad Stevens scored on several levels in 2010," reports the Indianapolis Business Journal, which has named the 1999 DePauw University graduate one of five "2010 Newsmakers." Anthony Schoettle writes, "In April, Stevens, 33, coached the Bulldogs to the NCAA Final Four, where Butler lost to heavy favorite Duke University by two points in the championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium."
The text continues, "Stevens quickly became a hot commodity, making the rounds on national television talk shows in the week following the Final Four, and deflecting rumors that he was a candidate to fill what seemed like every coaching vacancy at major universities. But a week after the championship game, Butler signed Stevens to a lucrative 12-year contract extension that sports business experts valued at $1 million annually."
Read more at IBJ's website.
An economics major and Management Fellow at DePauw, Brad Stevens played basketball for four years for coach Bill Fenlon. Stevens was named one of "Indy's Best and Brightest" for 2010. In June, a half-hour program on FOX Sports Midwest focused on Stevens' success at Butler and included comments from Fenlon. The two coaches were also featured in this recent Sports Illustrated article.
On April 13, 2010, Stevens returned to his alma mater to deliver the Robert C. McDermond Lecture.