Brad Stevens talks about Butler’s loss to UConn, plans for future
Butler coach Brad Stevens joined the show to talk about the tough loss to UConn in the national title game.
Stevens said he was proud of his team, but that’s not the way he wanted to end the season. “It was hard,” Stevens said. “Our guys wanted to shoot the ball better.”
Steven explained one of the main reasons they struggled. “Their length and aggressiveness had a lot to do with that,” Stevens said. “As far as defending for 40 minutes, that’s the best team we’ve played in the last two seasons.”
Stevens said that if he could do it over again, he might try to work the ball and get another ball reversal or two to get better shots. He said they probably did start to force it a bit.
Stevens relayed what he said to his team about senior Matt Howard: “There’s not enough time and there’s not enough words to say what you mean not only to our team, but to Butler University.
Stevens said he found it remarkable how Howard gave it all for every game all season. “To me he’s a poster boy for what this should be all about,” Stevens said of Howard.
Dan asked Stevens if he’s fielded any offers from other schools lately. “Nobody’s called,” Stevens said. “Nobody’s talking. I’ve turned my cell phone off most of the time. Anything else is speculation. I know no one has talked to me or talked to my wife.”