Indiana Hoosiers fans aren’t going to let their dreams of hiring Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens slip away.
On Monday, Indiana fired head coach Archie Miller after four seasons and never made the NCAA tournament in his tenure. Stevens, of Zionsville, Indiana, led Butler to two Final Fours before becoming the Celtics’ coach.
With the 2021 NCAA tournament in the Indianapolis area, the IU Assembly Hall is being used as one of the gaming sites, and a sanctuary has appeared for Stevens.
Despite this Stevens shrine in Bloomington, Indiana, he reiterated Friday that he is not considering working with the Hoosiers.
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“I said it the other day: I’m not [considering it]”Stevens said.” And I tried to say it as clearly as I could and also make sure people understand that this place is special to me. Because I don’t want it to look like it isn’t. But, as I said the other day, I am very grateful to this organization and to the people [in Boston]and for everything they have done for us. … we are going through a difficult season, and I think it’s not my job not to go through it. It’s not my job not to make sure that I’m doing everything I can to help find a better version of ourselves this year. “