Michigan assistant coach LaVall Jordan will remain in Ann Arbor as Butler chose Brandon Miller to replace Brad Stevens. Jordan reportedly interviewed for the job after Stevens accepted a job as the head coach of the Boston Celtics.
Current Butler assistant Brandon Miller will be the next head coach of the Bulldogs, the school announced Saturday afternoon.
Not surprisingly, Butler stayed within its family to find Stevens’ replacement, and, like its past four coaches, it chose an assistant to take the reins of the program. This will also be Miller’s first head coaching job.
Miller, 34, has lots of ties to Butler. He graduated from the school in 2003 after winning three league championships, reaching the Sweet 16 and scoring more than 1,100 points.
The news is welcome to Michigan fans as Jordan has been a key asset for the Wolverines, helping coach Darius Morris, Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. to the NBA and serving as a lead recruiter for Trevon Bluiett (who is also strongly considering Butler), Jalen Brunson and Jalen Coleman among others.