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Video: Tom Crean roundtable session at Big Ten media day

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Indiana coach Tom Crean met with the media in a roundtable session earlier today at 2015 Big Ten media day at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare.

Watch and listen to his comments below, in two parts:


Big Ten media day notebook: Defense, Johns Hopkins visit, Bielfeldt’s role


ROSEMONT, Ill. – It’s no secret Indiana must improve on defense in order to become an elite team this season.

So far in practice, Tom Crean has been asking his players to pick up the ball full court and apply more on-ball pressure — both tactics largely missing from Indiana’s defense a season ago.


Video, Transcript: Tom Crean at Big Ten media day

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Indiana coach Tom Crean took the podium on Thursday morning at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare for his annual preseason comments at Big Ten media day.

Here’s the full video of his comments:

Read the transcript of Crean’s comments below.


Getting better all the time: Tom Crean’s culture of player development


As Tom Crean built his first Indiana recruiting classes, he sold his future vision of the program. Winning would be scarce to start. But stick with the hard-working culture and the long hours that come with it, and the on-court success would come.

Within that culture is an attention to detail on all aspects of a basketball player. Add it up year over year and Crean has shown a strong suit for player development. It’s been a major foundation for his program building at Marquette and Indiana.


ESPN’s Fran Fraschilla sees “great effort” as IU opens practice


Indiana didn’t waste any time getting straight to work Friday, the first day of official practice for college basketball programs across the country.

The Hoosiers, who open the regular season six weeks from today, took the floor in Cook Hall for a pair of practices. The first began at 6:30 a.m. this morning and the day wrapped up with a late afternoon session in which Tom and Dick Van Arsdale, who played for IU from 1962 to 1965, observed and spoke to the team afterward.


Notebook: Defense a major focus as practice begins


Indiana officially started its season early Friday morning with a practice at 6:30 a.m. and after weeks of individual workouts, the Hoosiers will finally get a chance to begin working together as a team for 20 hours a week.

It’s an exciting time of year for Tom Crean, who spoke to the media on Thursday afternoon at Cook Hall about his team entering a season in which the Hoosiers should begin ranked in the top 15.


Notes and quotes from Tom Crean’s press conference


As Indiana prepares for its first practice Friday, Tom Crean met with the media Thursday afternoon at Cook Hall to provide updates on a variety of topics.

You can watch the full video of Crean’s comments here, but we’ve also transcribed some of his more notable comments below:


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