Growing pains will help Butler basketball program in long run

The basketball team Brad Stevens coaches is 16 games under .500 with 28 regular-season games remaining. Scarcely more than an afterthought in the weakest division in professional sports.

Never has the Zionsville native looked so brilliant.

The unforgettable ride Stevens engineered for Butler University, its fan base and local bandwagon-jumpers everywhere — you know who you are — elevated him to hoops legend in a state where first names are immediately recognized.

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