The Boston Celtics have hired Butler's Brad Stevens as their coach. Here are some prominent college coaches who moved directly to the NBA:
Brad Stevens - Butler to Boston (2013)
Mike Montgomery - Stanford to Golden State (2004)
Leonard Hamilton - Miami to Washington (2000)
Lon Kruger - Illinois to Atlanta (2000)
Tim Floyd - Iowa State to Chicago (1998)
John Calipari - UMass to New Jersey (1996)
P.J. Carlesimo - Seton Hall to Portland (1994)
Rick Pitino - Providence to N.Y. Knicks (1987); Kentucky to Boston (1997)
Larry Brown - UCLA to New Jersey (1981); Kansas to San Antonio (1988)
Lou Carnesecca - St. John's to N.Y. Nets (1970)
Bill Fitch - Minnesota to Cleveland (1970)
Butch Van Breda Kolff - Princeton to L.A. Lakers (1967)
Joe Lapchick - St. John's to N.Y. Knicks (1947)
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