Tag Archives: Tom Crean

IU AD Fred Glass is going to hire the right guy – to him if for no one else
March 24, 2017

“You see, you can’t please everyone, so you’ve got to please yourself,” Rick Nelson, Garden Party. Indiana University athletic director Fred Glass has a decision to make – assuming it hasn’t already been made – and the only person worth pleasing is Fred Glass. Consensus building is unnecessary in the hiring of a basketball coach – […]

Indiana going to the NIT, and fans dazed by decade and a half of mediocrity
March 11, 2017

So now Indiana fans look ahead to Selection Sunday to find out where the Hoosiers will play in the NIT. After the false promise built on the spindly legs of early season victories against Kansas and North Carolina, the Hoosiers backtracked into a season where on-court confusion was such a consistent presence, it appeared to […]

Indiana Basketball – How does Tom Crean measure up in Big 10 & among past IU coaches?
February 28, 2017

Is Indiana’s mediocrity this season because of injuries or incompetence? Is it an inability to recruit Indiana high school stars or an inability of current players to invest in the process? Is it Tom Crean as a coach, Tom Crean as a recruiter, or a series of unpleasant and unlucky circumstances? All good questions that can be […]

Indiana Basketball – Is Tom Crean the right coach for Indiana in 2017-2018?
February 16, 2017

When I evaluate the work of others, my first step is to break the production of the employee into component parts.  By measuring contributions in individual silos, I tend to be more objective and through that objectivity discover whether my visceral gut feeling is accurate. Let’s do that as well as we can from 35,000 […]

Indiana Basketball – Don’t shovel dirt on 2017 Hoosiers grave just yet
February 10, 2017

Indiana is not dead yet. Last night’s loss to Purdue will not help the Hoosiers case with the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee, but it was not the last nail in their coffin. Indiana is 5-7 in the Big Ten, losers of four of their last five after bowing out 69-64 to the Boilermakers at Simon […]

“Call out screens” sign correctly mocked by IU fans after loss to Northwestern
January 30, 2017

When talking about Indiana University Basketball, I try to be fair. Leading or playing for the Hoosiers is tough.  IU fans are demanding in a way that makes affiliation with the program a good news/bad news dilemma.  Indiana coaches and players are adored and mocked in equal proportion. There is no level of success, minus a […]

Yes, IU sucked against Michigan, but it only counts as one loss
January 27, 2017

It happens to most teams – that night where a road team’s indifference meets a home team’s urgency. It happened to Indiana last night.  The Hoosiers were terrible from tip to buzzer as Michigan rolled to a 30-point win. IU’s defense was as horrific as ESPN’s Jim Calhoun’s analysis was indecipherable.  The Wolverines made more […]