By mid-January, Chris Holtmann will likely either be named the Butler head coach for the remainder of the season or he will return to his former status as an assistant coach with the Bulldogs.
A man who this week led his team to wins over No. 5 North Carolina and Big East heavyweight Georgetown could be an assistant coach by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
“Obviously, your’e human and you wonder [about the future] but I’ve tried not to focus too much on it,” Holtmann, a former head coach at Gardner-Webb who was elevated to interim head coach at Butler when Brandon Miller took a medical leave of absence, told SNY.tv by phone from the Bahamas after the Bulldogs beat Georgetown, 64-58 Friday in the Battle 4 Atlantis to improve to 5-1 on the season.
(When the AP poll came out on Monday, the Bulldogs were ranked No. 23 nationally.)