Tom Crean, the embattled Indiana coach who missed the NCAA Tournament this year, was fired by the Hoosiers in gangster fashion – the school announced it one minute after the tournament began.
BREAKING: Indiana has fired head basketball coach Tom Crean after nine seasons. pic.twitter.com/AB9ckcLHtd
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 16, 2017
Literally one minute into Notre Dame-Princeton, Indiana put out a release firing Crean. It’s not a big surprise, but the timing is funny.
Simply put, he underachieved at Indiana. Reaching the Sweet 16 three times looks good on paper, but two of those teams were expected to make deep runs as high seeds. He had three lottery picks in 2013 and 2014 – Cody Zeller, Victor Oladipo and Noah Vonleh – and both years suffered a harsh March loss.