"The amount of professionalism that he has ... there's probably not another guy in the country that would have handled it the same way," Durkin said. "He's not only one of the best coaches in the country, he's one of the best people. He absolutely has the respect of everyone -- coaches and players, alike."
"It's been good for [Cronin]," Beilein said. "I see him being a high school teacher and coaching the varsity team someday. He's so bright about the game. ... What a wonderful kid to be able to handle all this adversity in his life."