Tim Buckley will likely be top assistant to Crean

  • 04/08/2008 10:10 pm in

The buzz this evening is that former Ball State head coach Tim Buckley will follow Tom Crean to Indiana and become the top assistant to the new head coach. Buckley was originally on Crean’s staff at Marquette before coaching at Ball State for six seasons. Buckley then went to Iowa as an assistant to Steve Alford before returning to Marquette.

Buckley’s most notable moment as a head coach came in 2001 when he led Ball State to wins over Kansas and UCLA in the Maui Invitational. As an assistant coach at Marquette, he played a big part in bringing Dwyane Wade to Milwaukee. His strong mid-western ties should bode well for recruiting the Big Ten.

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  • Kelin Blab

    It is absolutely amazing ALLLLL the consequences IU continues to pay with the hiring of KS. No Ebanks or Holloway…….the problems continue and when will it end? Again another reason to fire Greeny

  • sierracoach

    Harrellson at this point appears more likely to end up at UK–maybe Purdue or Illinois as well–than at IU. Ben-Eze just injured a knee and may not be physically ready by October anyway. Add to that the fact that Crean doesn't even know how many scholarships he'll have to work with after NCAA's August/Sept findings, and he's in a huge hole to climb out of. I'd really like to know which trustees were acting with former Pres. Herbert in promoting Sampson's hiring 2 years ago. They've done untold damage to this basketball program.