Crean, Creek on practice

3 comments by   |   Friday, October 12, 2012 - 11:08 pm EDT

The Indiana athletics department posted some comments from coach Tom Crean and guard Maurice Creek about Friday’s season opening practice on iuhoosiers.com. Here’s what they said.

Tom Crean

On the overall impressions of the practice:
“I thought our guys, the anticipation of getting here, were phenomenal and sometimes when you have that you lose your wind or you lose your intensity at some point and time early in the practice and that never happened. Our fatigue level is something our guys really worked hard to get over today, I thought we went extremely hard, but I thought we also were very competitive more importantly. There was a lot of efficiency inside the practice, the good news is there is a lot of room for growth and the players are good enough to reach it and that is exciting.”

On getting the opportunity to show a practice to a national audience:
“I think it’s great for our fans, I think it’s great for recruiting. It’s an honor. ESPN is about ratings and they wouldn’t be in a situation where they would come to a school that wasn’t going to draw some ratings. I think it was phenomenal. It was an absolute honor to have ESPNU here, to have Dan, Jay and Bram here and their whole crew and I thought our players never reacted or did anything where they played to the camera. They’re used to big crowds and they are used to attention.”

Maurice Creek

On being able to come back full go for a practice for the first time in 20 months:
“It felt pretty good to be able to come out with the guys and get a feel of the game again. I feel like we went long and hard and I’m ready to give my body an ice bath and relax a little bit.

On your strong shooting performance:
“I knew I had to have a quick release with the athletes we have on this team and with the tempo that we play. I focused on that and it felt really good today.

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3 comments:
#1
IUMIKE1
Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 10:48 AM EDT

I know there are 101 other things that are more important than what their shoes and socks look like….but IMHO those are some butt ugly ones plus they look like O$U’s colors to me. I also know that as long as the players and recruits like them and they do what they’re supposed to do what I think of them doesn’t matter.

With much better defense probably being the biggest thing keeping us from hanging banner #6, maybe Adidas told CTC that they guaranteed it would make our D better. lol If that is true than I can learn to love them.

 
#2
Geoff
Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 8:40 PM EDT

Defense will be better because we graduated our biggest liability (VJ3), kept our 2 best defenders (Dipo and Cody), and added quickness and size… But my guess is you won’t mind the shoes when we’re beating teams by 60 early in the season.

 
#3
Chet
Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 9:05 PM EDT

It may be that Adidas plays more of a role in picking out the colors than any of would like to know about.

I hope not.

We should be a pretty sound defensive team. Time will tell. I sure any shortfalls will be because Tom Crean is the worst coach ever and saw his first basketball early last week and learned everything he knows about basketball from Paul Westhead during his Loyola Marymount days(look it up).

 


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