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Butler coach takes medical leave of absence

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Oct 8, 2014.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Brandon Miller was Brad Stevens's replacement:


    I've heard - and the Indy Star Q-and-A seems to hint - that it could be an Urban Meyer-type situation, i.e. the stress of the job affecting his overall well-being.
  2. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Bob Kravitz was already aware of this. He had some long
    held suspicions about Miller.
  3. HackyMcHack

    HackyMcHack Member

    A few years ago Miller stepped away from an assistant's job at Ohio State for what was supposed to be a non-basketball position. I was surprised to see him back in the game, and then take the Butler job.

    Got to know him and his dad a bit several years ago. Good people. Hope for the best ... whether or not he returns to coaching.
  4. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    Hardly surprising if the pressure's getting to him. Not only following the the miracle worker in Stevens, but inheriting a program that for nearly two decades has been overachieving well above what should be its capability level in terms of size and resources.

    Stepped into a classic no-win situation--no way he can exceed (or even match) his predecessors, and the program was overdue to come crashing back to earth eventually.
  5. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    Urban Meyer situation: All of his players are getting arrested and the AD blackmails him to make him stay an extra season? :D
  6. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    And in way of epilogue Roger Goodell recently met with Meyer's former
    DC and now head coach of Texas Charlie Strong for advise on how to discipline
    and deal with todays players.
  7. franticscribe

    franticscribe Well-Known Member

    Finally resolved with Miller's FMLA time running out and Chris Holtmann having the interim tag removed. Pretty amazing the continuity Butler has maintained through two ill-timed coaching changes in the last 18 months.
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