Report: Two more years added to Crean’s contract

  • 07/28/2008 6:44 pm in

crean233444.jpgAlthough it’s not finalized, the scuttlebutt according to The Indianapolis Star is this: Indiana coach Tom Crean will have two additional years added to his not yet finalized contract. The agreement between Indiana and Crean will keep him in Bloomington through the 2017-2018 season.

Crean would not talk specifically about the addendum to his deal, but offered this in a statement released Monday:

“As soon as the long-form contract is done and finalized, it will be released. To date, I’m comfortable with the progress and look forward to its completion.”

You should interpret the two additional years as added security for Crean from the IU brass since the man who brought him to Bloomington, Athletic Director Rick Greenspan, will be gone come 2009.

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  • woodpecker

    Fantastic news, It is refreashing to know the progam has stability now! This thing is going to happen in Bloomington it is just a matter of when.

  • student

    Isn't this a little bit premature? I love what TC has done in the few months he's been here, but he's only been here a few months. IU will be paying a FORTUNE if the program decides to go in a different direction.

  • ScottyFrickenV

    This may be a signal that the NCAA is about to Nail IU… 🙁 although I'm very happy to lock in Crean.

  • pacino

    Nice pic.

  • I think it's more of a sign that Crean wanted additional security now that Greenspan is leaving town.

  • hoosier07

    im happy with this — as long as the stipulation remains that he has to pay a million + to leave, this is VERY good for our program — i look forward to a very stable program that will only excel from this!!

  • xxBHxx

    I beg to differ Big A and tend to take the side of scotty on this one. I believe this extension is in direct corelation with the ncaa sanctions that are going to be dealt out. Wouldn't be shocked to hear that we have a 2-year postseason ban. =/

  • pacino

    Nice pic.

  • I think it's more of a sign that Crean wanted additional security now that Greenspan is leaving town.

  • hoosier07

    im happy with this — as long as the stipulation remains that he has to pay a million + to leave, this is VERY good for our program — i look forward to a very stable program that will only excel from this!!

  • xxBHxx

    I beg to differ Big A and tend to take the side of scotty on this one. I believe this extension is in direct corelation with the ncaa sanctions that are going to be dealt out. Wouldn't be shocked to hear that we have a 2-year postseason ban. =/