Crean leaves for Seattle this morning

Tom Crean is in the Indianapolis Airport waiting for a flight to Seattle this morning. He said he’ll be at IU’s table at the meeting with the NCAA Committee on Infractions hearing on Friday, but he isn’t sure what his role will be.

“That’s what I’m trying to figure out,” he said.

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  • Kenny_G #1

    Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 8:25 AM EST

    DON’T LET HIM SPEAK! If he has the same effect on the committee that he’s had on players, they’ll walk out of the room and give IU the death penalty.

  • DD #2

    Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 8:36 AM EST

    Um… what?

  • RGH #3

    Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 8:49 AM EST

    Or one of the investigators will start to throw potted plants! :)

  • Caleb #4

    Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 9:06 AM EST

    Was that sarcasm Kenny? I encourage you to read my post on the “In the dark” story.

    Hoping that was sarcasm….

  • Steve O #5

    Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 10:23 AM EST

    I don’t get how some people are so anti-Crean. He hasn’t done anything except get rid of the garbage and recruited a top 30 class.

  • IU Jimmy #6

    Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 11:26 AM EST

    I see Kenny G is as insightful as usual.

  • Old Hoosier Fan #7

    Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 12:09 PM EST

    Yeah, like Coach Crean got IU in this mess. I think he is trying to support IU through the Sampson mess. That would be the Sampson that screwed IU out of $750K and now has a NBA assistant job. Now that is the way I would like to be treated for breaking the rules!

  • ChronicHoosier #8

    Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 2:20 PM EST

    Unfortunately, Crean will be the only man of integrity sitting across from the committee. I think his job will simply be to demonstrate that not all in our athletics dept. will sacrifice anything and everything for wins. What are the chances that Greenspan and Co. are sent packing if the penalties are greater than those already self-imposed? Are we more likely to see added penalties by virtue of the fact that our athletics administration hasn’t suffered the same exodus (forced and/or voluntary) as our basketball team?

  • ww #9

    Friday, June 13, 2008 - 7:17 AM EST

    Forgive me if this has already been said (typed)… but I wonder if the mass exit of Sampson players is a benefit to the IU program when all is said and done in Seattle?

    i.e. is this related to Creans role? Will he simply say….hey! I got rid of all of them and we are starting clean. (no pun intended) I read this morning that CTC will testify to the state of health of the program. I gotta believe that the health is related to the number of Sampson-gaters still around the program. Not counting the walk-ons, there are zip, nada, none. Will the NCAA’s then say……….well, um, ah……OK.

    Just a thought that hit me this morn. Hope I am not repeating previous posts. I have not been reading lately, as I was taking the summer off from IU hoops.

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