Tom Crean Archive

Video: Tom Crean on Friday’s game with SIU-Edwardsville

Via IU Athletics on YouTube:

Also, here’s audio from Derek Elston and Jordan Hulls via Osterman:



Kentucky Postgame Video: Tom Crean

Watch Tom Crean’s entire postgame press conference following IU’s 81-62 loss to Kentucky in the embedded media players below:


Kentucky Postgame Audio: Tom Crean

LEXINGTON, KY - DECEMBER 11: Tom Crean the Head Coach of the Indiana Hoosiers gives instructions to his team during the game against the Kentucky Wildcats on December 11, 2010 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Listen to Indiana coach Tom Crean’s comments following IU’s 81-62 loss at Kentucky in the embedded media player below:

Tom Crean talks about Saturday’s game at Kentucky

Transcript – Courtesy of

Opening Statement:

“Well first and foremost, I’m extremely excited along with our coaching staff, to take my team into a game like this. This will be one of the most hostile and enlightening environments our players will see in their time in college basketball. I know our team is excited. It has felt a lot different this week not preparing for numerous games or going from game to game, but it has given us the chance at getting better on both sides of the ball, not only for this game, but also for the season. That is what this week and next week is really all about. There are certain elements about game preparation, but the most important thing for us is to focus on fundamentals. We are not going to have many situations like this the rest of the year where we only have one game a week.

“I think our guys are excited to play. It has been a productive week with one more day of preparation and practice before we go play a team that I think is outstanding. Kentucky’s speed and quickness has not changed. Their players have changed, but they way they attack and get into the lane has not changed. I think they move the ball well and have some very good individual talents who are starting to play much better as a team. So you can see that in a big way as you watch them on tape.”


Savannah State Postgame Audio: Tom Crean

BLOOMINGTON, IN - NOVEMBER 23: Tom Crean the Head Coach of the Indiana Hoosiers gives instructions to his team during the game against the North Carolina Central Eagles at Assembly Hall on November 23, 2010 in Bloomington, Indiana. Indiana won 72-56. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Listen to Indiana head coach Tom Crean’s comments following IU’s 79-57 win over Savannah State in the embedded media player below:

Crean: Michel decision “disappointing”

Sorry, I’m a little late on posting this. We got some time (and I got deservedly mocked for asking a question that got so jumbled up in my brain that I didn’t understand) with Tom Crean today.

The first, and possibly most important, topic we touched on was Guy-Marc Michel. Full audio of Crean’s comments is embedded below, but I wanted to pull out Crean’s comments on Michel, because he was, I thought, honest and firm in his opinions:

“It’s disappointing to say the very least, so, No.1  first and foremost, we want to make sure that Guy has a chance, has a future, and he’s gonna stay with us and basically be a student assistant for us. Then our plan from there will be to help him to become a professional. We would like him to get his degree, certainly. He’s doing an excellent job in school. We’re just continuing to go through the planning stages for him.

But I have trouble seeing any wisdom in the decision. I really do. I have great respect for how we handled it at Indiana. I have great respect for the council we got legally to work with it. It’s an unfortunate situation. It’s just extremely disappointing that there wasn’t any leniency given at all given the situation based on the circumstances. But, you go back to what’s at the top of this, and how do we help him have a better future.


Video: Crean discusses Wednesday’s game at Boston College

Before hitting the road for IU’s first road game of the season, Tom Crean met with the media on Tuesday afternoon to talk about the matchup against Boston College in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. Watch and listen to what Crean had to say in the embedded media player below, courtesy of IU Athletics:

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