In what has been one of the craziest off-season days in Butler Bulldogs History, Barry Collier-the AD of Butler Athletics-is prepared to address the media in response to Brad Stevens taking the head coaching job for the Boston Celtics.
9:30: The announcement is moments away. Khyle Marshall enters the fray and goes straight to the back of the room. Can’t say I blame him. The amount of Media Vets that are around me is nuts. Kravitz, AC, Rakestraw…to name a few. Good thing I didn’t suit up. Thanks for the advice Rob.
9:31: Joe Gentry thanks us for coming.
9:32:President Danko and Barry Collier both give their best wishes to Stevens, but you can definitely tell some uncertainty in their voices. Don’t think an announcement for the new head coach will happen tonight. Search has begun, but nothing to be announced tonight, just confirmed by Barry.
9:35: Collier says Brad is not a “what can I get out of this guy”. Completely agree with this. Went on to say brad is very bright, articulate and a wonderful person who handle this along with everything else very well.
9:50: Collier pulls the rug from under us, kidding that he was going to announce his hire as the head coach….then reassured us that he fired himself as quickly has he thought about the hire.
10:00:The search has begun…that’s all they have to say.
Stay tuned to Bark of Hinkle for all the latest updates including my reaction to the move and the official Brad Stevens departure story.