Crean is late 40's.
"This is really important to be here," Lewan said. "I'm here to give back and help out my teammate."
Crean is late 40's.
I don't want to speculate too much, but I'd very much like for a reporter to ask Nik what he was hearing from the IU bench leading up to that. Because I think there's probably a good back-story on that.
Crean had to be restrained after running around the floor like Jimmy V. Meyer would've ripped him up.
did crean just skip the handshake and meyer confront him about it?
It sounds like it was because of the way Crean conducted himself throughout the game which is a little weird considering this is normal for Crean. It's an every game event.
It really sucks to lose to people like that.
Brian Snow a Scout bball recruiting analyst tweeted a lot of it has to do with recruiting. Didn't say who or what specifically though.
T1. Bo Ryan
Yeah, Crean is now as bad as Bo Ryan in my eyes..
I dislike Matta just because the way he looks bothers me and he whines a bit, but I dislike Izzo more.
I dislike Matta cause of his looks as well, shallow I know. But I respect him as a coach more this year for some reason. Can't stand crean and izzo whatsoever.
Izzo is right behind Crean for me. Where does all the Bo Ryan hate come from? I'm not disagreeing with it but just curious. I get that he has an annoying coaching style/system but is he a douche on the level of Izzo or Crean to warrant the rankings. Also want to say that I don't mind Matta besides him being the coach of OSU and looking like a goblin. He just wins a lot but I've heard mutterings on the board about him cheating but I don't remember there being evidence of him being a part of it.
I would like to add to that list the coach of the 4th grade girls' basketball team we played over the weekend. His team beat us 28 - 2. Yet, he pushed his team to press our team (only half court press is allowed in our league) until the clock went to 0.00, with a smile on his face the entire time, humiliating our 10 year old girls in their last game. So, it isn't just Big Ten coaches who can be classless dicks.
I don't know if you should hate a guy like this. You should feel sorry for hiim because he obviously has issues. Maybe his wife treats him like a fourth grade girl and this behavior is his compensatory mechanism for his lack of self-esteem.
Wendy, that is terrible! My 4th grader played this weekend, and she felt ill and the other team's coach gave us their time outs. That was nice.
But my son's team had a real jerk in baseball once that had his kid steal home to Mercy us!! Some parents are the worst, it's amazing. I just want to yell, "more math, less sports! Your kid isn't going pro!!"
I don't hate Bo Ryan, don't see any reason to aside from his teams playing shitty basketball.
Don't hate Izzo, at all. Met him once, and he's pure class and not a single person I know who has met him has a single bad thing to say about him. And it's hard not to respect how good of a coach he is. I guess the only bad thing about him is that he coaches MSU and tries to argue/yell about calls, but which coach (aside from Beillein) doesn't do that?
Honestly, don't hate Crean either. He seems like a guy who wears his heart on his sleeve and his players seem to adore him. He yelled at one of our coaches for 'trying to ruin the program'. To me, that actually kind of shows how much passion he has for his team.
Matta? Aside from the fact he looks like the son of Satan and Gene Hackman, he's a really good coach who handles himself with class publically.
I know my opinion isn't very popular here but the word 'hate' gets thrown around this board too much. I really can't think of any coach (in any sport) who makes me want to waste my energy hating. Dantonio, Jim Harbaugh, SAF? Meh, mild dislike Yeah, I hate OSU, MSU, and ND but I can't help but respect a lot of the coaches in the conference.
I've been on mgoblog a long time but one of the few things that bothers me about the boards is the general lack of respect for any team and anyone associated with any team that is not Michigan. I mean, I love my alma mater but why do we have to shit on everybody here?
If murder were legal Tom Crean would be one of my first targets.
Think you need to sit the next few plays out, chief
I was not being serious. He'd be farther down the list.
...I wouldn't be afraid of dropping the soap in the shower.
Someone on Twitter mentioned this whole thing was about an egg... Can someone shed some light onto that?
Are you sure it wasn't ego? As in, Tom Crean has an enormous ego, and as a result, is one of the largest assbags in NCAA history?
Here you go:
Basically our pregame speech before the game at Assembly Hall consisted of comparing IU to an egg. They think they're solid, but they're soft once you crack them. Didn't really go over too well once they got wind of it.
Crean is a grade A douche. Problem is, he and Indiana are going to be very good for quite a while. I will be shocked if the Big 10 doesn't bring some national titles home over the next few years.
Well, if it's not us, I hope it's Northwestern... :)
They might be very good for a while, they might not. It's too early to tell. Crean is 33-57 at Indiana in conference play. He's had one good year with two lottery picks.
To say that would be equal to saying Beilein doesn't have this program on the upswing.
They both clearly do, take a closer look. Crean started with absolutely nothing (half the players were walk-ons). They couldn't win in a situation like that.
He's built the program up from there brick by brick, and now is pulling blue-chip recruits like Yogi Ferrell and Cody Zeller each year.
Indiana is a basketball-mad state and program...and much like Notre Dame football, they were in the dumps for years. When they're on, they're a blue-blood like Duke, UCLA, Kansas and Kentucky.
Crean has built the program up brick-by-brick? It's Indiana. Their program has been built up for decades. I'm not saying you're wrong, but to conclude that they will be very good for a long time under Crean is premature.
Fair enough. I'm inclined to think that they will keep winning, though.
Maybe, but if so, it will be because of talent, not Crean. He's a pretty mediocre in-game coach, and I thought Beilein put on a clinic today against him with the exception of using the timeout too early.
Hulz and Watford are Srs, Oladipo is a Jr and likely gone to NBA, Zeller as a So might go NBA as he is ready, and Sheehy is a Jr so only 1 year.
They beat us with a very experienced group and their best team in ages. Crean is also a shaky in-game coach, and I'm speaking from his years at Marquette with loads of talent and even this team.
I wouldn't really say he had loads of talent at Marquette. He had Dwayne.
He also didn't do that well at Marquette.
Well, he won 70% of his games, went to a Final Four, and went to the tourney 5 out 9 years he was there. He did pretty good, considering Marquette was struggling a bit before he got there.
Which year are you counting as not good, this year or last year?
Take a guess.
This all go back to Meyer being an assistant for that cheating bastard Kelvin Sampson while at Indiana?
Pretty harsh words for Mr. Crean. I think he has done an ubelievable job. I am not an Indiana fan but where they came from and where they are right now, well, no one can talk down about Tom Crean. I was at the game, Crean shook hands w/Michigan. He got into a heated exchange about recruiting with Jeff Meyer (goes back a bit with them). Crean handled himself professionally, with class the whole game as did Belein. Two of the classier coaches in the league. Izzo, and others are a joke. Michigan will be back on top of the big ten this year and will also win the big ten championship next week. Quit taking shots at Crean and those who said he was saying "shutup" to the Michigan bench are just being ridiculous. I was right there, he never said a dang thing people. He was shouting instructions to his players the whole game and never said one bad thing about anyone and that goes for Belein as well. The only person I heard cussing was Jeff Meyer. And by the way and for the record. Tom Crean does not cuss at all. He never has and never will Total class.
you know the rest
"I am not an Indiana fan"
So how are you related to Tom Crean?
Jim Harbaugh uses MGoBlog?
grade A douche , really. He supports charities, is a loving father and husband. Does plenty for the school he coaches and has a lot of respect for EVERY other team in the BIGTEN to include coaches and assistants. Calling him a douche really shows your ignorance, age, and your maturity.
Every coach supports charities. That comes with the job. Why did you join just to post these two comments. Are you related to Coach Crean?
your board is a joke.
Great, he's not a villain in all walks of life. Doesn't change the fact that during basketball games he's a total jackass. But then, that's just what IU fans seem to go for.
And a douche..
Simple fact of the matter is - our boys hit their free throws they win the game. They didn't. No excuse for that. All the posts on here sound like sour grapes. Go blue.