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Old coaching assumptions are fading

Successful mid-major coaches no longer jumping ship at the first opportunity they get

Originally Published: April 14, 2011
By Dana O'Neil | ESPN.com

Asked for the umpteenth time during the NCAA tournament if he would entertain other job offers after his repeat Cinderella run ended, Brad Stevens patiently tried to explain why he probably wouldn't.

"Here's the point," the Butler coach said from the dais in Houston, "I think people always look at their job, and you hear people say this all the time, that the grass is greener somewhere else. Well, I think we recognize the grass is very green at Butler."

And the media, ever cynical ...

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