IU fires head baskball coach Tom Crean after nine years

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Tom Crean has been fired as the Indiana University men’s basketball coach, Indiana University Athletic Director Fred Glass announced Thursday afternoon.

The announcement comes after a tumultuous, inconsistent season for the Hoosiers who beat NCAA tournament number one seeds Kansas and North Carolina and were at one time ranked number three in the nation. However, their season began a downward spiral after losing to Fort Wayne on November 22. They proceeded to lose five games in a row during Big Ten conference season play. They lost in the first round of the NIT tournament after failing to make it into the NCAA tournament and ended the season with an 18-16 record.

Glass released the following statement…

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