INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - It didn't take long for Brad Stevens and the Butler University name to trend on Twitter Wednesday.
Within minutes of the university announcing Stevens was hired by the Boston Celtics, "Brad Stevens" and the Butler hashtag were trending nationally on Twitter.
The opinions came from the Butler basketball fan base and from well-known people. Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard was among those talking about the big news on Twitter.
Best of luck to Brad Stevens. @Celtics borrow another Hoosier basketball legend.— Mayor Greg Ballard (@MayorBallard) July 3, 2013
IndyCar driver Ed Carpenter, who attended Butler, also chimed in.
BREAKING NEWS: I am officially a Boston Celtics fan! Still love @Pacers too— Ed Carpenter (@edcarpenter20) July 3, 2013
I am happy and sad all at the same time. #butlerway will roll on and the Celtics just got a lot better!— Ed Carpenter (@edcarpenter20) July 3, 2013
According to Sports Illustrated, Stevens becomes the youngest head coach in the NBA.
Many tweets indicated shock by fans. Others, though, said they knew Stevens's talents would take him elsewhere.
If you Butler fans really thought Brad Stevens was staying forever, you were kidding yourselves.— Tilly In Bloomington (@BigLiciousT) July 3, 2013
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