Butler has depth to replace Hopkins

Updated: September 13, 2012, 3:03 PM ET
By Andy Katz

Butler's Brad Stevens has coached within minutes of winning two national championship games, but he hasn't had to dismiss one player during his five-year career as a head coach.

Until now.

The decision to dump starting guard Chrishawn Hopkins this week didn't come easily. But according to Stevens it was a necessity because Hopkins violated an unspecified team rule.

"People refer to all the celebrations and good times in coaching but these are the ...

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