"I wasn't going to leave anyway."
Brad Stevens says he wasn’t close to leaving the Boston Celtics for the coaching job at Indiana University. ESPN reported earlier this week that Indiana was prepared to offer the 44-year-old Stevens a seven-year contract worth $70 million. A native of Indiana who took Butler to back-to-back NCAA championship game appearances in 2010 and 2011, Stevens was a top candidate for the Hoosiers job after Archie Miller was fired last month.
The Bulls have a difficult road to travel if they want to secure a spot in the playoffs. Nikola Vucevic had 29 points and nine rebounds, and the Chicago held off the Boston Celtics 102-96 on Monday night. Coby White added 19 points and seven assists to help the Bulls snap Boston’s season-high six-game winning streak.