To show just how far-reaching and moving the Butler story was, President Obama and David Letterman were among those reaching out to coach Brad Stevens even after a loss in the national championship game to Duke.
Obama spoke to Stevens and the Bulldogs by speakerphone earlier today, and Stevens will appear on Letterman tonight via satellite. In the preview video, the Indianapolis native Letterman jokes tries unsuccessfully to get Stevens to break from his nice-guy character.
"You have nothing to be ashamed about," he told Stevens. "You took it to those goons."
According to the Associated Press:
Letterman finished the interview by joking about Stevens' baby-faced look: "OK. Well, my best to your team, to the University and to your family. Go get yourself some chocolate milk, coach."