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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyrie Irving yearns to build player/coach relationship like Gordon Hayward and Brad Stevens have from their past at Butler. Said Irving: "They have an unspoken language already between one another."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Brad Stevens on coaching Gordon Hayward again: "Yeah, it's fun. It's fun to coach all these guys. I mean he's gotten really good. It's fun to be back out there with him and see all the things he's improved on."


Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics newcomer Gordon Hayward on watching Brad Stevens draw up plays again: "It was a little weird ... I remember that like it was yesterday."

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 100 Miller Kopp hosted Butler's entire staff for an in-home visit today. Kopp takes his official visit to Northwestern this weekend.

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106dMyron Medcalf

Most challenging jobs in every state: Indiana

Butler has made two of the most memorable Final Four runs in recent history and is coming off a Sweet 16 appearance, which sets the bar high for LaVall Jordan.

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Jordan aims to keep Butler legacy intact

LaVall Jordan helped Butler rise to prominence as a player. As the school's new head coach, he plans to keep the legacy intact.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Butler's last two coaching searches began on July 3 and June 9, and took a combined six days. Efficient.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Butler has agreed to deal in principle with Milwaukee head coach LaVall Jordan, source told ESPN.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Butler has targeted Milwaukee coach LaVall Jordan, source told ESPN. No offer has been made .:. yet, source said.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Butler's statement on Chris Holtmann's departure:

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Would expect Boston Celtics assistant coach Micah Shrewsberry to be among the main names at Butler. Milwaukee's LaVall Jordan, too.

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129dJeff Goodman

Ohio State names Holtmann new head coach

Chris Holtmann, who took Butler to the NCAA tournament in all three seasons as head coach, will replace Thad Matta as the basketball coach at Ohio State.

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130dJeff Goodman and Jeff Borzello

Sources: Holtmann tops Ohio State search

Butler's Chris Holtmann has emerged as the front-runner to take the vacant coaching job at Ohio State, sources say.

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133dJeff Goodman

Would Chris Holtmann leave for Ohio State?

The Butler head coach has done a marvelous job with a program that went 14-17 in the year before his promotion. Would he consider an offer from Ohio State?

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138dJeff Goodman

16-team PK80 event honoring Knight unveiled

The PK80, a two-tournament event that will honor Nike co-founder Phil Knight, could feature a matchup between potential preseason No. 1 Michigan State and defending national champion North Carolina in one of the title games.

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144dMyron Medcalf

Post NBA draft deadline Way-Too-Early Top 25: Butler

The Bulldogs take a step back, as four vital members of their Sweet 16 rotation are gone. Chris Holtmann still has the pieces to compete in the Big East next season, though.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 60 junior Jalen Smith said that Duke reached out to him recently, as did Butler. Also visited Villanova last week.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 60 guard Elijah Weaver said he wants to potentially visit Virginia, Butler, Florida, Georgia Tech, UCLA, USC. Also listed Villanova.

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171dESPN.com news services

Butler extends Holtmann through 2024-25

Butler University has extended the contract of coach Chris Holtmann, who led the Bulldogs back to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2011.

Team Stats

Points Per Game76.3105th
Rebounds Per Game32.0328th
Assists Per Game13.3189th
Points Allowed68.987th

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Tournament History

Final Fours2
Tournament Record21-14
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances14