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RE: Is Tom Crean on the hotseat?
From afar it may look like he should be done but you really don't hear anyone calling for his job. The comment Bluesox made about Crean leaving does hold some merit.

If a job in Michigan came open, he might try to jump. One of the MAC schools perhaps. He is married to Jim Harbaugh's sister so there are family ties.
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02-11-2017 10:42 PM
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RE: Is Tom Crean on the hotseat?
Pretty hot now. He should be calling uga, LSU and Missouri for a landing spot
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02-12-2017 09:59 PM
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RE: Is Tom Crean on the hotseat?
Thad Matta would want the job, but given what has happened the past two seasons in Columbus, I doubt he would be under consideration.
02-13-2017 06:07 AM
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RE: Is Tom Crean on the hotseat?
(02-12-2017 09:59 PM)bluesox Wrote:  Pretty hot now. He should be calling LSU and Missouri for a landind spot

Crean would have Mizzou at least a top 4 team in the SEC every year. Perfect spot for him.
02-13-2017 07:48 AM
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RE: Is Tom Crean on the hotseat?
If Crean is still the coach at IU next season, then the AD is not serious about bringing their program back to national prominence. No program with the history that IU has would accept the mediocrity of the current staff. Crean's been at IU almost a decade, had multiple first round draft picks, won the B1G twice, and yet the furthest he's gone in the tournamant is the Sweet 16. He's made an entire career on one Final 4 appearance thanks to Dwyane Wade.

This would not be acceptable to me if I were and IU fan. I know several, and they all want him gone.
02-13-2017 07:52 AM
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Is Tom Crean on the hotseat?
(02-11-2017 10:42 PM)CardinalJim Wrote:  From afar it may look like he should be done but you really don't hear anyone calling for his job. The comment Bluesox made about Crean leaving does hold some merit.

If a job in Michigan came open, he might try to jump. One of the MAC schools perhaps. He is married to Jim Harbaugh's sister so there are family ties.
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My thought exactly. Crean knows that his tenure at IU has been a disappointment & Harbaugh would have the weight to swing to get him the HC job there before IU is forced to fire him. A former Butler coach wanting to come home could also force the issue but that isn't likely.
02-13-2017 10:12 AM
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RE: Is Tom Crean on the hotseat?
Brad Stevens, IMO, is never coaching in college again. He is one of the very best NBA coaches today, and the Celtics are stacked for a very bright future with all of the Nets' first round draft picks coming up.

(Full disclosure, I really like Tom Crean because of my interactions with him and my experiences at Marquette): Yes, he has been at IU nearly a decade. It is difficult to fault him the first 2-3 years, however, since - when he arrived after Sampson (how he ever got another HC job is unbelievable) - he entered into an absolute mess (which is why I believe he originally received an 8-year deal). He had no scholarship players remaining, had several kids transfer out, kicked several kids off the team, and was able to clean up the program with guys like Oladipo, Zeller, Sheehy, Bryant, Vonleh and Ferrell to reinvigorate the fan base and get things moving in the right direction again. Now, obviously, the Hoosiers aren't winning this year - a year in which they were picked to compete for the B1G title. He has yet to have a team advance past the Sweet 16. At a place like Indiana, no matter what the situation you entered, you will always be on the hot seat if you aren't in the conversation for a deep tournament run. Calipari doing what he has done at Kentucky has only added fuel to the proverbial fire.

As a Marquette student when Crean was there (only my freshman year), I can say that Crean's speciality is energizing a fan base, developing athletic guards and recruiting very well. Where Crean struggles as a coach is his in game adjustments, rarely deviates from game plan - even if it isn't working, his inability to develop and utilize bigs, and have consistent success in March. Had Crean not gone on a Final Four run with Marquette, he likely would not have received consideration for the IU job in 2008, or been reached out to about the Kansas job in 2003 (after his Final Four run).

Personally, Crean belongs in a midwestern/northeastern big city with a strong basketball program (not elite) and one does not have the high demand of a place like Indiana. If a place like DePaul, St. Johns, Cincinnati or Pittsburgh were open, he would do very well in places like those. Maybe a place like Missouri would suit him well, but I know he loves the midwest and playing in the SEC goes against that. If Archie Miller left Dayton this offseason for a better job, Dayton would be a great place for him as well.
02-13-2017 10:32 AM
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RE: Is Tom Crean on the hotseat?
Tom Cream is on the hotseat yes. Cream has struggled for too long with mediocre squads when deep runs in the tournament are expected each year. I see Cream puff being creamed again at the conference tourney leading him to be sh!t canned.
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02-13-2017 11:21 AM
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RE: Is Tom Crean on the hotseat?
(02-13-2017 11:21 AM)billybobby777 Wrote:  Tom Cream is on the hotseat yes. Cream has struggled for too long with mediocre squads when deep runs in the tournament are expected each year. I see Cream puff being creamed again at the conference tourney leading him to be sh!t canned.
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IU has not had a deep run in 15 years, and that was kinda a fluke. In Bob Knight's last 8 seasons they had 1 sweet 16. In the last 25 years 1 Elite 8, and NCAA title game loss with Mike Davis as head coach. It isn't easy making the tourney every year and then advancing. Not that many programs do it every year.
02-13-2017 06:29 PM
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RE: Is Tom Crean on the hotseat?
Ironically Louisville passed IU in all time wins last night to move into the Top 10.
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