May 19, 2011
Butler’s Brad Stevens: actions, not words
I just finished watching the Thunder come back and even the series against the Mavericks. This has been the best NBA Playoffs I can remember, and it’s probably because the excitement of most of the series remind me of March Madness.
There really is nothing like NCAA men’s basketball. And the past two years that has meant rooting for the Butler Bulldogs in two national championship games against basketball programs I loathe.
The coach of the Butler Bulldogs is the babyfaced Brad Stevens, who has perspective on his Christian faith that I share. It also reminds me of a slogan the college roommates had a Vegas a few years ago:
“Don’t talk about it. Be about it.”
That’s also probably a perspective Stevens has for his team on the hardwood, especially after that 18-percent shooting performance against UConn. Rather than preach his faith, Stevens tries to live it. And the Indy Star has a fascinating feature about it:
The story goes on to talk about how the media missed Stevens’ faith but saw in him some they liked. Read the rest here.