Audio: Tom Crean press conference

Indiana announced Tom Crean as its new head coach this morning at a press conference in the Hoosier Room. Crean and IU have agreed to an eight-year, $18.24 million deal that will pay him an average of $2.3 million annually. We’ve got the press conference audio for you below, in its entirety:

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Your reactions on what Crean had to say in his first public comments as the IU coach are welcome in the comments.

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  • flahoosier

    1) I think both will be back, though I'm in the minority and think Ellis is actually more important. Crawford can play Pt Guard, but you need an athletic 3 who can guard and play the wing…plus with Holloway who I think will come to IU that lessens the need for Bassett
    2) Ebanks is a lost cause I think at this point, he is looking for a one year shot at a championship before he goes pro and IU is not that school, at least not next year. I say Holloway will be back
    3) Hopefully, he dumps the entire staff except for maybe McCallum, and I tell Greenspan to send Dakich packing, tell him thanks for the memories and he can go to TT and be an assistant for Pat Knight. Obviously, there is something the players don't like about him, and he doesn't need to be anywhere near the program fostering the bad feelings from this year. I'm not saying its his fault but he did nothing at BG and did nothing at IU. Go back to being an alum and remembered for “stopping” Jordan instead of remembered for this. I do hope Crean adds one former Hoosier as a coach…possibly Keith Smart though I doubt he would leave IU

  • cooper

    1) I think both will be back, though I'm in the minority and think Ellis is actually more important. Crawford can play Pt Guard, but you need an athletic 3 who can guard and play the wing…plus with Holloway who I think will come to IU that lessens the need for Bassett
    2) Ebanks is a lost cause I think at this point, he is looking for a one year shot at a championship before he goes pro and IU is not that school, at least not next year. I say Holloway will be back
    3) Hopefully, he dumps the entire staff except for maybe McCallum, and I tell Greenspan to send Dakich packing, tell him thanks for the memories and he can go to TT and be an assistant for Pat Knight. Obviously, there is something the players don't like about him, and he doesn't need to be anywhere near the program fostering the bad feelings from this year. I'm not saying its his fault but he did nothing at BG and did nothing at IU. Go back to being an alum and remembered for “stopping” Jordan instead of remembered for this. I do hope Crean adds one former Hoosier as a coach…possibly Keith Smart though I doubt he would leave IU

  • cooper

    1) I think both will be back, though I'm in the minority and think Ellis is actually more important. Crawford can play Pt Guard, but you need an athletic 3 who can guard and play the wing…plus with Holloway who I think will come to IU that lessens the need for Bassett
    2) Ebanks is a lost cause I think at this point, he is looking for a one year shot at a championship before he goes pro and IU is not that school, at least not next year. I say Holloway will be back
    3) Hopefully, he dumps the entire staff except for maybe McCallum, and I tell Greenspan to send Dakich packing, tell him thanks for the memories and he can go to TT and be an assistant for Pat Knight. Obviously, there is something the players don't like about him, and he doesn't need to be anywhere near the program fostering the bad feelings from this year. I'm not saying its his fault but he did nothing at BG and did nothing at IU. Go back to being an alum and remembered for “stopping” Jordan instead of remembered for this. I do hope Crean adds one former Hoosier as a coach…possibly Keith Smart though I doubt he would leave IU

  • cooper

    1) I think both will be back, though I'm in the minority and think Ellis is actually more important. Crawford can play Pt Guard, but you need an athletic 3 who can guard and play the wing…plus with Holloway who I think will come to IU that lessens the need for Bassett
    2) Ebanks is a lost cause I think at this point, he is looking for a one year shot at a championship before he goes pro and IU is not that school, at least not next year. I say Holloway will be back
    3) Hopefully, he dumps the entire staff except for maybe McCallum, and I tell Greenspan to send Dakich packing, tell him thanks for the memories and he can go to TT and be an assistant for Pat Knight. Obviously, there is something the players don't like about him, and he doesn't need to be anywhere near the program fostering the bad feelings from this year. I'm not saying its his fault but he did nothing at BG and did nothing at IU. Go back to being an alum and remembered for “stopping” Jordan instead of remembered for this. I do hope Crean adds one former Hoosier as a coach…possibly Keith Smart though I doubt he would leave IU

  • hoosierfan27

    I've gone to school and been friends with fink for 8 years hes a solid ball player and definitely should see some pt

  • hoosierfan27

    I've gone to school and been friends with fink for 8 years hes a solid ball player and definitely should see some pt

  • hoosierfan27

    I've gone to school and been friends with fink for 8 years hes a solid ball player and definitely should see some pt

  • hoosierfan27

    I've gone to school and been friends with fink for 8 years hes a solid ball player and definitely should see some pt

  • hoosierfan27

    Holloway plays much more of a pure point guard position which would help Basset get more open looks

  • hoosierfan27

    Holloway plays much more of a pure point guard position which would help Basset get more open looks

  • hoosierfan27

    Holloway plays much more of a pure point guard position which would help Basset get more open looks

  • hoosierfan27

    Holloway plays much more of a pure point guard position which would help Basset get more open looks

  • kgork

    There's no precedent for them to give us a port-season ban. Recruiting restrictions, sure, but no ban. All previous post-season bans have come from more severe things like paying players, buying them cars, etc.

    Like the law, when looking at cases you refer back to what has been established as precedent, and it has been set and we should be in the clear.

  • kgork

    There's no precedent for them to give us a port-season ban. Recruiting restrictions, sure, but no ban. All previous post-season bans have come from more severe things like paying players, buying them cars, etc.

    Like the law, when looking at cases you refer back to what has been established as precedent, and it has been set and we should be in the clear.

  • kgork

    There's no precedent for them to give us a port-season ban. Recruiting restrictions, sure, but no ban. All previous post-season bans have come from more severe things like paying players, buying them cars, etc.

    Like the law, when looking at cases you refer back to what has been established as precedent, and it has been set and we should be in the clear.

  • kgork

    There's no precedent for them to give us a port-season ban. Recruiting restrictions, sure, but no ban. All previous post-season bans have come from more severe things like paying players, buying them cars, etc.

    Like the law, when looking at cases you refer back to what has been established as precedent, and it has been set and we should be in the clear.

  • easy

    Considering how much of a chucker and poor decision maker Crawford already is, I wouldn't want to see him at the PG spot. He is a SG through and through to me.

  • easy

    Considering how much of a chucker and poor decision maker Crawford already is, I wouldn't want to see him at the PG spot. He is a SG through and through to me.

  • easy

    Considering how much of a chucker and poor decision maker Crawford already is, I wouldn't want to see him at the PG spot. He is a SG through and through to me.

  • easy

    Considering how much of a chucker and poor decision maker Crawford already is, I wouldn't want to see him at the PG spot. He is a SG through and through to me.

  • flahoosier

    Agreed, I just think of the two positions, Crawford can step in to the 2 guard spot, but we have no one to play small forward on the roster. Don't get me wrong, Bassett is the better player, I just think Ellis is more important as far as the team is currently made up.

  • cooper

    Agreed, I just think of the two positions, Crawford can step in to the 2 guard spot, but we have no one to play small forward on the roster. Don't get me wrong, Bassett is the better player, I just think Ellis is more important as far as the team is currently made up.

  • cooper

    Agreed, I just think of the two positions, Crawford can step in to the 2 guard spot, but we have no one to play small forward on the roster. Don't get me wrong, Bassett is the better player, I just think Ellis is more important as far as the team is currently made up.

  • cooper

    Agreed, I just think of the two positions, Crawford can step in to the 2 guard spot, but we have no one to play small forward on the roster. Don't get me wrong, Bassett is the better player, I just think Ellis is more important as far as the team is currently made up.

  • http://matthewjenks.blogspot.com/ Matt_J

    Hopefully, Crawford will become a little more disciplined with a coach who is a stickler for working hard and doing things the right way.

    Oh, hey! Convenient!

  • http://matthewjenks.blogspot.com/ Matt_J

    Hopefully, Crawford will become a little more disciplined with a coach who is a stickler for working hard and doing things the right way.

    Oh, hey! Convenient!

  • http://matthewjenks.blogspot.com/ Matt_J

    Hopefully, Crawford will become a little more disciplined with a coach who is a stickler for working hard and doing things the right way.

    Oh, hey! Convenient!

  • http://matthewjenks.blogspot.com/ Matt_J

    Hopefully, Crawford will become a little more disciplined with a coach who is a stickler for working hard and doing things the right way.

    Oh, hey! Convenient!

  • JerryCT

    When it comes to players I think the most important thing Crean said was how important he thinks PLAYER DEVELOPMENT is . He defined it beyond basketball terms and stated that it is his RESPONSIBILITY completely and personally.

    As such I believe ALL players who WANT to develop will be back. Any player who hesitates to committ to that will be made an example of and be gone ……………..to the team's improvement I might add.

    Frankly I could care less about Ebanks and Holloway. They are not TC's recruits and since he is our coach he deserves the chance to get his kind of guys. For all I know he has better arrows in his quiver. If Ebanks is “one and done” I would think twice anyway

  • JerryCT

    When it comes to players I think the most important thing Crean said was how important he thinks PLAYER DEVELOPMENT is . He defined it beyond basketball terms and stated that it is his RESPONSIBILITY completely and personally.

    As such I believe ALL players who WANT to develop will be back. Any player who hesitates to committ to that will be made an example of and be gone ……………..to the team's improvement I might add.

    Frankly I could care less about Ebanks and Holloway. They are not TC's recruits and since he is our coach he deserves the chance to get his kind of guys. For all I know he has better arrows in his quiver. If Ebanks is “one and done” I would think twice anyway

  • JerryCT

    When it comes to players I think the most important thing Crean said was how important he thinks PLAYER DEVELOPMENT is . He defined it beyond basketball terms and stated that it is his RESPONSIBILITY completely and personally.

    As such I believe ALL players who WANT to develop will be back. Any player who hesitates to committ to that will be made an example of and be gone ……………..to the team's improvement I might add.

    Frankly I could care less about Ebanks and Holloway. They are not TC's recruits and since he is our coach he deserves the chance to get his kind of guys. For all I know he has better arrows in his quiver. If Ebanks is “one and done” I would think twice anyway

  • JerryCT

    When it comes to players I think the most important thing Crean said was how important he thinks PLAYER DEVELOPMENT is . He defined it beyond basketball terms and stated that it is his RESPONSIBILITY completely and personally.

    As such I believe ALL players who WANT to develop will be back. Any player who hesitates to committ to that will be made an example of and be gone ……………..to the team's improvement I might add.

    Frankly I could care less about Ebanks and Holloway. They are not TC's recruits and since he is our coach he deserves the chance to get his kind of guys. For all I know he has better arrows in his quiver. If Ebanks is “one and done” I would think twice anyway

  • B_MD

    It's much easier to find a suitable small forward somewhere, but point guards are hard to find.

    I think keeping Bassett has to be the priority of the two, and with point guard being so vital, I'd hate to throw Holloway (if he comes) right into the fire. Plus having Bassett and Holloway gives us two ball handlers.

  • BGleas

    It's much easier to find a suitable small forward somewhere, but point guards are hard to find.

    I think keeping Bassett has to be the priority of the two, and with point guard being so vital, I'd hate to throw Holloway (if he comes) right into the fire. Plus having Bassett and Holloway gives us two ball handlers.

  • BGleas

    It's much easier to find a suitable small forward somewhere, but point guards are hard to find.

    I think keeping Bassett has to be the priority of the two, and with point guard being so vital, I'd hate to throw Holloway (if he comes) right into the fire. Plus having Bassett and Holloway gives us two ball handlers.

  • BGleas

    It's much easier to find a suitable small forward somewhere, but point guards are hard to find.

    I think keeping Bassett has to be the priority of the two, and with point guard being so vital, I'd hate to throw Holloway (if he comes) right into the fire. Plus having Bassett and Holloway gives us two ball handlers.

  • jgongora86

    I believe Crean and IU need each other. Crean has already shown that he can recruit young unknown talent and getting the best out of them ( aka Dominic James and Dwayne Wade). However nothing against Crean and Marquette but they could never a bring a big name recruit right out of high school. Now that Crean is coming to IU I think he will get those one or two studs that and open up the offesive side of the court. I think the resources that IU will bring will help Crean evolve to a better overall coach. But it helps Indiana that he helped make Dwayne Wade such a star, it gives other recurits the thought that he knows how to make them great players and that as long as they fit into his system they can make deep tourney runs. Lets hope for the best and lets kick some ass.

  • jgongora86

    I believe Crean and IU need each other. Crean has already shown that he can recruit young unknown talent and getting the best out of them ( aka Dominic James and Dwayne Wade). However nothing against Crean and Marquette but they could never a bring a big name recruit right out of high school. Now that Crean is coming to IU I think he will get those one or two studs that and open up the offesive side of the court. I think the resources that IU will bring will help Crean evolve to a better overall coach. But it helps Indiana that he helped make Dwayne Wade such a star, it gives other recurits the thought that he knows how to make them great players and that as long as they fit into his system they can make deep tourney runs. Lets hope for the best and lets kick some ass.

  • jgongora86

    I believe Crean and IU need each other. Crean has already shown that he can recruit young unknown talent and getting the best out of them ( aka Dominic James and Dwayne Wade). However nothing against Crean and Marquette but they could never a bring a big name recruit right out of high school. Now that Crean is coming to IU I think he will get those one or two studs that and open up the offesive side of the court. I think the resources that IU will bring will help Crean evolve to a better overall coach. But it helps Indiana that he helped make Dwayne Wade such a star, it gives other recurits the thought that he knows how to make them great players and that as long as they fit into his system they can make deep tourney runs. Lets hope for the best and lets kick some ass.

  • jgongora86

    I believe Crean and IU need each other. Crean has already shown that he can recruit young unknown talent and getting the best out of them ( aka Dominic James and Dwayne Wade). However nothing against Crean and Marquette but they could never a bring a big name recruit right out of high school. Now that Crean is coming to IU I think he will get those one or two studs that and open up the offesive side of the court. I think the resources that IU will bring will help Crean evolve to a better overall coach. But it helps Indiana that he helped make Dwayne Wade such a star, it gives other recurits the thought that he knows how to make them great players and that as long as they fit into his system they can make deep tourney runs. Lets hope for the best and lets kick some ass.

  • TomCoverdaleIUHero

    Just ordered my Crean and Crimson t-shirt hoefully it gets to me by friday

  • TomCoverdaleIUHero

    Just ordered my Crean and Crimson t-shirt hoefully it gets to me by friday

  • TomCoverdaleIUHero

    Just ordered my Crean and Crimson t-shirt hoefully it gets to me by friday

  • TomCoverdaleIUHero

    Just ordered my Crean and Crimson t-shirt hoefully it gets to me by friday

  • http://www.saint-statues.com/servlet/the-template/saintstatues_c/Page catholic statues

    Its unbelieveable what the player earn in the US for doing sport. WOW :-). Here in Germany they dream of, hehe.

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