Video: Tom Crean at “Coaches Raising the Bar for Kids”

  • 06/15/2010 11:00 pm in

Indiana head coach Tom Crean appeared Tuesday night in Jeffersonville (IN) at a fund raising event for the Greater Clark County Schools.

The event, “Coaches Raising the Bar for Kids,” also featured former Louisville head coach Denny Crum and current Louisville women’s coach Jeff Walz and raised over $36,000 that will go towards helping students prepare to take the ACT.

A couple of quick highlights:

– During the Q & A portion of the event, Crum told Crean he’d love to come watch a game at Assembly Hall. Crean countered that he’d let him sit in his seat since he rarely uses it during the game. Crum then said, “I’ve noticed,” which drew a smile from Crean and a few laughs from the crowd. No word yet on whether the Hall of Fame coach will take in a game at Assembly Hall.

– Crean re-iterated that he consumes news on conference expansion and re-alignment just as the fans do: television, the Internet and the newspaper. He also stated that he hopes those in decision-making positions will do what’s best for the schools and the conferences involved.

– Crean said he is open to a series with Louisville in the future.

Here’s video of Crean speaking to the media prior to the event:

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  • Seems like the reporters didn’t watch his video diary the other day….lot of the same content. Nonetheless, great to hear from Coach Crean again during offseason.

  • ChiTownHoosier

    Good interview. The only thing I'm still waiting for in these interviews is some kind of specific question about guys like Watford, Elston, Creek, and all the players really getting a lot stronger and putting on some significant weight. I think this is probably one of the most important things for this team right now and I'm kind of surprised that specific question hasn't really been asked lately…

  • Gary Cannon

    Please Please schedule Louisville!! It would be great for the fans in Southern Indiana!

  • GFDave

    Being from northern Indiana originally, I wasn't a fan of the southern Indiana reporter's question. A Hoosier is a Hoosier and there's no need to start drawing distinctions.

  • garycannon

    Please oh please sign a new series with Louisville. It can be tuff being a Hoosier fan in southern Indiana with all the Louisville and Kentucky fans around!!

  • garycannon

    I'd disagree. We sometimes get forgotten in Jeffersonville and New Albany. We are so close to Louisville that people basically consider us part of Kentucky. Hell we even have billboards on I-65 that state…”Welcome to Southern Indiana…Home of the Louisvlle Cardinals” WTF is that all about!!!

  • marcusgresham

    I'm with you Gary—I'd love to see those billboards go the way of the I-75 Jesus. Nauseates me every time I see them. My 10-year old daughter went ballistic the other day when she saw it, too, so I know I'm raising her right.

  • marcusgresham

    Agreed again. It's a natural geographic rivalry. It would also (if I could score tickets,) give me a chance to check out that new arena I have to drive past a couple of times a week, because I don't want to have to just go see U of L to get in there, and I'm pretty sure I can't afford Eagles' tickets, either, which will be the first event there.

  • BaseballBuc

    There is an interesting article in the star that Bob Kravitz wrote about recruiting indiana kids. I disagree with the article wholeheartedly. I find myself not reading the star as much as I used to because of the incompetent purdue trolls that post there. Thats why I love this site. Unlike the star and other sites, this site is filled with very knowledgeable people that know what they are talking about. It's like a breath of fresh air.

  • IUfanPurduePhD

    Living in Lafayette for the past 5 years has been a lot less annoying than growing up in southern Indiana and dealing with UK fans (I generally ignored U of L fans since U of L isn't on the same historic level as IU/UK). Purdue fans are annoying, to be sure, but nothing like UK fans… and nothing is worse than a UK fan that was born and raised in southern Indiana (“What is wrong with you?!!”).

  • i actually like the cards and root them on except for when they are playing the Hoosiers, then i hate them more than purdue. i miss playing them. (calbert posterizing dwane morton was one of the happiest moments of my life) notice the pattern of the southern indiana uk fan: short, fat, white, never has even dribbled a ball, but loves to talk trash so he picks the team with the most banners.

  • eph521

    Thanks for invoking the name of Calbert C. The sweetest mid-range shot I can remember for an IU player. Gary, what's up with the pic? 🙂

  • hoosierfan2

    I agree,that Kravitz article is a joke, the class of 2010 wasn't that strong in Indiana and IU is better off without those Purdue and Butler recruits (save Johnson). I agree that Crean needs to get some Indiana kids, but really the only player he needs to land from Indiana in 2011 is Zeller. Davis would be OK, but Thomas is arguably a better player and he sure as hell likes and respects the IU program a lot more.

    The class of 2012 is another story as Coach Crean must land some of the top kids from Indiana, atleast 2 of them, preferably DSR, Patterson, or Harris and land Perea and Jurkin. Landing Indiana kids is great, but just because there from Indiana doesn't mean there better players.

  • marcusgresham

    Damn, it's Lionel Richie. I thought it was the unholy love-child of Ron Jeremy and John Oates.

  • marcusgresham

    First off, he completely contradicts himself by saying Crean isn't getting any of these current all-stars because he didn't get an early jump on them but he had a great recruiting class (with two in-state players–Hulls & Elston,) the previous year.
    Second, if Donnie Hale is your measuring stick for success, you're using the metric system and that doesn't fly in America. I'll be stunned if he so much as sniffs anything close to an All-Big 10/12/whateveritsgoingtobecalled award by the time he's done in West Lafayette (if he even ends up playing there after he goes to a prep school this year.) Terone Johnson will be solid, DeShaun Thomas will be a stud. I don't see any others in that list that moisten my undies.
    Crean's doing fine. It'll take time. Lenny's cooler than Bob.

  • it's to let the ladies know, i'm serious business.

  • from what i've seen. i'll take our preferred walk-on Jeff Howard over hale any day.

  • Outoftheloop

    You are right, Thomas (Rivals #22), Johnson (#51), and Hopkins (#124) were the only IN kids ranked in the top 150. Kentucky had none. The class of 2011 is good and the class of 2012 is great!

  • Outoftheloop

    I like the old classic in Indy or Louisville, IU v Kentucky at 1 PM, Louisville at Purdue at 7 PM, on a Saturday in early December. It is tough to play both KY and Louisville and the pre-season and holiday tourneys and the ACC Challenge and make it to the NCAA's.

  • IUfanPurduePhD

    Thanks for that! It's been a long time since I've seen film of Calbert and company… his mid-range game is outstanding (are you taking notes Jeremiah Rivers?!!).

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  • Southern_Indianas_Finest

    Pitino will fear the candy stripes more than his crazy blonde mistresses

  • runelord

    That song is freaking hilarious…never heard it before and my secretary was wondering what the heck was going on.

  • Uncle Kerfuffle

    Living just to the north of New Albany, I have seen that sign and it bothered me for a long time until it dawned on me that it was targeted at U of L fans who cross the river to work in Indiana. That is quite a large number of people. Those of you who live north of I-70 may not realize it but employers in Southern Indiana must hire Kentuckians in pairs; one knows the way to work and the other one knows the way home.

  • IUfanPurduePhD

    Check out Flight of the Conchords' season 1. It's on DVD. You can Netflix it, but I say find it for $15 on Amazon and buy it… totally worth it.