Originally Posted by Hoosier Red
That's definitely true so I'm speaking more hypothetically.
Media criticism in Indianapolis, even of a larger program like Indiana is probably muted compared to Boston where there are numerous media outlets and they're all looking for an edge somewhere/somehow. He'll undoubtedly face more scrutiny and have to "prove something" to the Boston press, whereas in Indianapolis, Butler either gets the benefit of the doubt, or is ignored if they're in a rare off year.
All that being sasid, I think it's more likely that the scenario you proposed will come true. That's likely the case no matter who they hired. The advantage of hiring Stevens, as opposed to say George Karl, is there's a lot less fuss if you fire him after two years.
IMO, the pressure and scrutiny at Kentucky (if the coach is not succeeding) is greater than lots of pro cities. Perhaps not Boston, but it's close.