Now, he'll be able to tell kids he has coached the best players in the world at one of the most storied franchises in sport and how he has personal knowledge of what it takes to get kids to succeed in the NBA. It will be a help to his recruiting pitch, something that has lagged at Butler. Butler wouldn't be a realistic top 15 team in the next several seasons. The roster is pretty bare with a glaring spot at PG.
He's only 36, it really is no-lose for him. And the 6-year contract is a nice safety net.