With the shocking news (to some) that Brad Stevens left Butler to coach the Boston Celtics, it reminded me of former USC coach Tim Floyd telling me how he left Iowa State for the Chicago Bulls.
Floyd’s move surprised some because the Bulls’ roster had been gutted by retirements or departures, similar to the current Celtics. Floyd had also been the first Iowa State coach to win 20-or-more gamess three straight years.
“I was going to make in four years with the Bulls what I would make in 10 with Iowa State,” he said.
As the saying goes, money talks.