It’s Crean!

The search for the next coach of Indiana Men’s Basketball may be over. Tuesday featured wide ranging coaching rumors for the Hoosiers from Brad Brownell of Wright State to an aging Lon Kruger of UNLV. It appears that Indiana’s embattled AD Rick Greenspan has decided on 42 year old Tom Crean, coach of the Marquette Golden Eagles of the Big East Conference.

Base on early fan reaction Crean’s hiring may pull off the difficult feat of uniting a fractured fanbase in Bloomington. Crean has coached for nine seasons at Marquette, overseeing their impressive ascent from Conference USA to the Big East in 2005. In that span of time he uncovered a hidden gem in Dwyane Wade and nabbed Richmond’s Dominic James. His teams have qualified for five NCAA tournaments highlighted by a Final Four appearance in 2003.

Sorry Purdue fans, it looks like your time on top will be oh so short-lived.

More on this as it develops. . .

DZ COMMENTS: Considering the Lon Krueger rumors earlier today…

I couldn’t be happier.

But wait, are we sure Dakich isn’t still available?