"What he brings in terns of his experience, knowledge, his relationships with players, his Xs and Os to the game, his recruiting experience, for us it was a no-brainer for Chris to be here and part of our staff and helping us on a day-to-day basis.""I rely on Chris. He's been a head coach and been through the things that you have to decide on a day-to-day basis, the big picture in what you are looking at for your program. He's had to make those decisions.
"I pick Chris' brain a lot. I constantly ask him questions. I constantly ask him 'Have you been in this situation like this? What are you thinking? What are your thoughts?'
"I talk to Chris a lot and I lean on him because of his experience and because of who he is.""To answer the question 'Why Chris?' One of the most important things (in hiring him) were his values. What he believes in. What he stands for. Who he is as a person. Who he is as a father and a husband. His values are parallel to what we are trying to do here. His values are parallel to Butler University. He fits in a lot of different ways other than just basketball."