Men’s Basketball: Coaches continue moving

Sources have reported that former Butler associate head coach Matthew Graves will be adding two former Bulldogs to his staff at South Alabama.

The Indianapolis Star, WISH-TV and Fox 59 have reported that former Bulldogs guard Ronald Nored and coordinator of basketball operations Darnell Archey will be joining Graves at South Alabama.

Former Butler guard Brandon Miller will also reportedly be rejoining Stevens’ coaching staff.

Miller played for Butler from 2001 to 2003 after transferring from Southwest Missouri State in 1999 when he helped lead the Bears to the Sweet 16.

After sitting out the 1999-2000 season, Miller scored 1,121 points in his three seasons with the Bulldogs that culminated with a stellar senior season.

Archey and Miller were seniors on the 2003 Butler squad that advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

Miller served as a special assistant to Illinois University coach John Groce this season after having previously worked under former Butler coach Thad Matta at Xavier and Ohio State.

Miller previously worked with Stevens as an assistant coach at Butler during the 2007-08 season.

Nored, a Homewood, Ala., native, served as Brownsburg High School’s boys basketball coach this season.

Meanwhile, Butler fans can breathe easy, as Stevens is not leaving Butler.

It had been rumored last week that UCLA had Stevens at the top of its list of coaches to replace the fired Ben Howland.

Howland was let go last Monday after a 10-season run with the Bruins that included three consecutive Final Four appearances from 2006 to 2008.

UCLA instead named University of New Mexico coach Steve Alford to the position Saturday.


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