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Seems to be growing a rep in the Big 10 as a big time douche.. The best part about him being at the games though is at least then he can't cheat on his wife.
Geez, its not like Crean didn't understand what he was inheriting. Hell, he wouldn't even have the job if Sampson and his crew hadn't screwed up so bad. Crean should have given the guy a thank you card for screwing up enough that Crean got the IU job
Thank you, Denicos.
If only we had a former Hoosier on our staff who would have a go at it with his alma mater....as we are only 1-3 against them since Fife was hired I think similar actions would go a long way in proving his loyalty
I couldn't believe they called the foul, and I don't think the fact that they still ended up winning should take away from the criticism. I only say this as an objective fan and if this same thing would have happened against MSU we would have been pissed. That being said, it should have not have been raised immediately after the game, let alone the first thing to come out of his mouth since he does come off as an ungrateful whiner
This post was edited by fallenangle 13 months ago
"If you have the right to be offended I have the right to offend you." - Ricky Gervais
I loved this. The guy was fucking everyone that worked hard and invested in the IU program. Crean wears his heart on his sleeve, no doubt, but is a stand up guy and if you are a good person he will go to the ends of the earth to help you. I am a little upset/disappointed to be honest that this thread is +50. If MSU got fucked like IU and Crean was at MSU you guys would love him.
Michigan State University is the university of Michigan
Crean is just immortalizing himself with the Indiana faithful.
Picture this, MSU has a coach that commits NCAA violations that destroy the program, and then Michigan hires one of the assistants that participated in said violations. Then our new coach calls the Michigan assistant out for cheating and what it did to our program and attempts to shed light on the fact that Michigan hired yet another NCAA rule breaker. I would think that type of action would receive a standing ovation from the MSU faithful.
Crean has displayed time and again what kind of a sleaze-ball he is. IF you want to go to the ends of the Earth to defend him, have at it.
A spade is a spade.
first you accuse him of cheating on his wife now of being dirty. Did he run over your dog or something? Got something on him you want to share?
He and Izzo are extremely close. In fact, it was Izzo who convince him to leave Marquette for the IU job and he spoke to Izzo about not leaving for Cleveland. 5 years after being hit with some of the most crippling NCAA sanctions ever and having only 1 returning player on his first roster, a walk-on who averaged 1.2 points a game IU is Big Ten champs. have to give him props for that.
People sure seem to be so upset that he got into a confrontation with a Michigan assistant.
This post was edited by Enrico Palazzo 13 months ago
Just as long as nobody calls Cutler a spade it's all good...
The guy is basically Tom Izzo without the class.
Who cares. Fuck Michigan.
Let Crean disrespect Michigan all day, every day.
Boom. Exactly what I thought of as I started reading this abortion of a thread. Substitute MSU for IU in the story and everyone would love what Crean did.
Boys, I may not know much, but I know chicken shit from chicken salad. -- Lyndon Johnson
He was a bit intense at MSU too.
I don't like how he shows his underperforming kids the door after over signing with higher ranked kids. Hope that catches up with him someday.
I would hope the MSU coach, if he felt that passionately about it, wouldn't take 4 years to call him out at the very first moment he wins something. I would also hope the MSU coach wouldn't have his kids fake flagrant fouls and then rant on the sidelines as part of the act.
Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance
Meh, no point in coddling grown men.
he's had 4 transfers in his time at IU - one who followed him from Marquette (Williams) and one who was going to commit to Marquette then followed him to IU (Capobionco). He definitely could have run Maurice Creek off since he couldn't stay healthy but did not.
And sometimes kids see the writing on the wall and made the decision to transfer as they see better guys coming in and their minutes decreasing. I do know he ran some guys at Marquette but had damn good reasons to do it (off the court and attitude issues).
Four players who once suited up for IU since Tom Crean came to town are now
playing elsewhere, while another four are one-time IU commits who never
hit Branch McCracken Court in cream and crimson. So what has become of
this group of one-time and almost-Hoosiers?
You're right, maybe accusing him of cheating is a bit overboard. Even though judging by his twitter actions its most likely true....
About 10 other schools/fanbases in the Big 10 despise the guy. Over half on tRCMB seem to as well, with some hanger ons that like him due to his ties here in the past. It's not hard to figure out, the guy either comes off very wrong and doesn't know it, or he is a straight up douche bag.
Who cares that Izzo is friends with him. Izzo isn't perfect, nor do I expect him to be.
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Really? I never knew that. They should tell you that on the broadcasts
This post was edited by Touchdown 13 months ago
I loved Crean as as assistant at State. . . and followed his teams after he left State. I wanted him to be successful and be Tom's successor whenever that time came. That being said his intensity level clearly can generate less than classy outcomes. I'm trying to understand the comments toward the Michigan assistant coach, and I guess one has to remember IU and Crean went through some terrible times. . . playing tough schedules with less than Division 1 rosters as a result of the probation.
He's a very good Division 1 Coach, and just a so so human being. And he's clearly no Tom Izzo or Jud Heathcote
This post was edited by whittierspartan 13 months ago
There is only one Tom Izzo and I am glad that he is the coach of the Spartans. Tom Izzo is friends with him and he helps the Spartans out all the time..so I am not going to hate on Crean for calling out a cheating bastard who now coaches at a school that is known for the dirtiest basketball history ever. I applaud him for having the guts to go to someone's face and tell it like it is. Lot of people don't do that.
Broke my rule of not fighting with stupid Walverines on facebook over this topic.
Some clown basically said "since he comes from the Izzo coaching tree, he's obviously classless since we all know Izzo has no class." I always sit back and read/watch the dumpster fire, but I had to step in on that one. Of course, they all think Izzo is classless because they're a bunch of brainwashed downriver Walmarters...shoulda stuck to my rule.
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