Ladies and gentlemen, prepare your questions for Tom Crean

  • 09/24/2008 4:19 pm in

In what should be viewed as a breath of fresh air for the Indiana basketball program, Tom Crean will address the student body on October 6th and then participate in a Q & A session. Here is an excerpt from the release sent out earlier today by IU media relations:

Bloomington, IN – On Wednesday, the Indiana Memorial Union Board announced that Coach Tom Crean will give his first public address to the Indiana University student body on Monday, October 6 at 7 pm at the IU Auditorium. The lecture will be free to the public and will conclude with an extended question and answer session.

“For years, Union Board invited the men’s basketball coach to speak to students and preview the upcoming season,” Andrew Dahlen, Union Board Lectures Director, said. “Union Board is proud to revive this tradition as Coach Crean begins a new era in IU Men’s Basketball. The lecture will give Coach Crean the opportunity to address the team’s most passionate fan base. Students will get direct answers about where he wants to take the program and how he plans to rebuild it.”

In his remarks, Crean will discuss his vision for the IU Men’s Basketball program, recruiting highlights, his expectations for the upcoming season, and transitioning into his new position. He will also give his thoughts on leadership and what it means to be a Hoosier. At the end of his prepared remarks, Crean will take questions from students in attendance.

So rather than a tyrant who regularly berated the media or a man who refused to answer tough questions posed by student reporters (I’m pointing at you, Kelvin), Tom Crean is diving into his opportunity as basketball coach at Indiana and spreading positive energy around the program at every chance he gets.

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  • hoosier07

    he only gets better and better each week ….

  • dale11

    this is off topic but have the plans for midnight madness been announced yet?

  • TomCoverdaleIUHero

    good question i wanna know too

  • Nothing yet that I'm aware of, but we'll be sure to pass along details as soon as we get them.

  • HoosierSmitty

    I'm ready for the basketball season. It's been slow around ITH lately. Can't wait for midnight madness so I can finally see a few of these guys in action…as a team.

  • HoosierSmitty

    I obviously missed something. When did you guys drop your blog names and go with those creepy real ones?

  • JerryCT

    I guess my question of him would be:

    ” Based only his own realistic expectations , not those of fans or admin, when do you think we can consistently compete for the B10 title” ?

  • JerryCT

    I read where Braswell and Cheek are going to be at IU this weekend. Hopefully they too get the Muniru treatment

  • wolfer

    GUys here is a question I'd like you to ask TC… can Jobe contribute offensively by learning the classic hook shot? I think this is the best way to keep a player like him involved offensively. Here is why. 1. The hook allows him to move a few feet either direction. 2. The hook keeps him near the basket and ready for rebounds. 3. The hook is a difficult shot to stop meaning Jobe can force the opponent to foul him thus putting pressure on the other team. 4. The hook shot is an easy, but highly effective shot to learn, especially for a player with limited offensive tools.

  • jgongora86

    we just got bawa. yeah.

  • jgongora86

    we just got bawa. yeah.