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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Now that's class...

Ok, if you are not interested in NCAA men's basketball, sorry. I promise not to turn this into a basketball blog, but we (my family and I) are just so dang excited and proud to have our Butler Bulldogs headed to the Final Four -- in our hometown!

The Bulldogs' head coach is a guy named Brad Stevens. He's 33 years old. He was working in marketing for Eli Lilly and Company, a pharma giant and one of the biggest employers in Indiana, and left his job to become a volunteer member of the Butler men's basketball team. Think about how that conversation might have gone with his wife, though I don't know if he was married then.

"Honey, I think I'm gonna quit my (probably) $50,000/year job and volunteer for a small college basketball team."

I'm pretty sure my reaction would not have been positive. Turned out to be a great decision. (If you're interested, you can read about his rise here.) This guy has such class. Watch his post-game comments from last night's win over Kansas State (63-56) below: