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Brad Stevens loves Butler’s Hinkle Fieldhouse ... enough to stay?

Butler Coach Brad Stevens reacts during a game against Marquette on Saturday.
(John Bazemore / Associated Press)

Brad Stevens sounds like he’s staying at Butler.

Or …

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Stevens is trying to calm Butler recruits and fans.

With UCLA fans -- and reporters -- looking for any indication that he’s made a decision, Stevens posted a comment on Twitter on Friday morning that requires an investigative team.

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“Love walking thru Hinkle [Fieldhouse] in the morning… Anxious to get started on our spring workouts next week.”

So he’s staying … or he isn’t.

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UCLA officials targeted Stevens and Virginia Commonwealth’s Shaka Smart as their top candidates after firing Ben Howland last week. Smart wasn’t interested and re-upped with VCU.

Stevens and UCLA representatives have talked, according to a person familiar with the situation who was not authorized to speak on the matter.

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But a posting by Stevens is rare. He has sent only 289 posts since first appearing on twitter.com in August 2009.

So it’s a message …

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… or it’s not.

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