Bob Knight Praises Fellow Basketball Coach Brad Stevens '99

Bob Knight Praises Fellow Basketball Coach Brad Stevens '99

September 15, 2011

102778September 15, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — Legendary college basketball coach Bob Knight had kind words for Brad Stevens, head men's basketball coach at Butler University and 1999 graduate of DePauw University, at an event last night.  Knight delivered a speech at Butler last night, where he was introduced by Stevens. "Let me tell you, I've never seen a better coaching job than this young guy did and his staff to getting Butler to the position they were in by the end of the season,'' Knight told the audience in Clowes Hall. (photo: Rob Goebel/Indianapolis Star)

Stevens has led the Bulldogs to the NCAA national championship game for two consecutive years. 

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Stevens was named Butler's head coach on April 5, 2007. He's compiled a 117-25 record over four seasons, which represents the best start to a career in terms of wins in the history of NCAA Division I.101674

An economics major and Management Fellow at DePauw, Brad Stevens played basketball for four years for coach Bill Fenlon. In June 2010, a half-hour program on FOX Sports Midwest focused on Stevens' success at Butler and included comments from Fenlon.

On April 13, 2010, Stevens returned to his alma mater to deliver the Robert C. McDermond Lecture.

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