A decision by his college coach, made for the greater good of the team, drastically alters Brad Stevens’s college basketball career during his senior year. Though painful, it ultimately will guide him toward his career in coaching. But first, Stevens detours, joining a global pharmaceutical company after graduating. His analytic skills help him thrive there. A multibillion-dollar corporation views him as one of its brightest stars. His future seems set. But Stevens misses the game, so he faces another life-altering decision: Do I love basketball enough to abandon a promising future in this field? He joins a talented staff at Butler and studies under a man obsessed with details. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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