President Obama Makes Call to Brad Stevens '99 and His Team

President Obama Makes Call to Brad Stevens '99 and His Team

April 6, 2010

Brad Stevens 2010is.jpgApril 6, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — Hours after Butler University lost college basketball's national championship game to Duke University in a 61-59 thriller, "President Barack Obama called coach Brad Stevens this afternoon and spoke to the players by speakerphone," reports the Indianapolis Star. "Obama told the Bulldogs they played a great game and he hopes to shoot hoops with them sometime, according to White House spokesman Robert Gibbs."

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Stevens, a 1999 graduate of DePauw University, also appeared tonight on CBS' Late Show with David Letterman.  Here's a short clip: Video Link [Download Video: "Brad Stevens '99 Chats with David Letterman" - 2103kb]. bradstevens-lett-apr2010.jpgAccess the complete segment by clicking here.

Coach Stevens led Butler to a 33-5 record this season and took a 25 game winning streak into the title contest. His overall record is 89-15 over three seasons.

As announced late today, Brad Stevens will return to the DePauw campus next Tuesday, April 13, to deliver a free lecture.  The program, which is presented by the Management Fellows program and is supported by the Timothy and Sharon Ubben Lecture Series, will begin at 11:30 a.m. in Kresge Auditorium of the Green Center for the Performing Arts (605 S. College Avenue).  Admission is free and seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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