Statement From Brad Stevens

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. -- A growing number of speculative news reports concerning the future of Butler men’s basketball coach Brad Stevens has led to the Bulldogs’ coach releasing the following statement:

“I am happy and extremely grateful to be the head coach at Butler University, and I am already looking forward to next season and the start of our postseason workouts in April.”

Stevens recently completed his fifth season as head coach of the Bulldogs, leading a young Butler team to a 22-15 record and into the semifinals of the 2012 College Basketball Invitational.  He boosted his career record to 139-40 and claimed the top spot on the NCAA Division I list for Best Career Starts By Wins, 5 Seasons.  Stevens guided the Bulldogs to back-to-back appearances in the NCAA Division I national championship game in 2010 and 2011.

The Butler coach will have no further comments relating to this matter.