Former IU basketball coach Tom Crean might not be without a job for much longer. Now that Rick Pitino is out on administrative leave at Louisville, there is speculation that he could end up coaching the Cardinals.
Crean, for those who have a short memory, was 301-166 in nine seasons at Indiana. He took the Hoosiers to four NCAA tournaments and won at least 20 games in four seasons. He also took Marquette to the Final Four in 2003.
Speculation began brewing right away that Crean might be a candidate to fill the vacancy, and people had feelings.
BREAKING NEWS: Rick Pitino OUT at #Louisville. Tom Crean could emerge as interim head coach candidate.— Lisa Kerney (@LisaKerneyESPN) September 27, 2017
How is Tom Crean not the obvious choice at Louisville, at least on an interim basis? Resurrected a blue blood from the ashes once before.— Nathan Baird (@nbairdjc) September 27, 2017
One name that has surfaced as a possible replacement at Louisville for Rick Pitino is...— Not Jerry Tipton (@NotJerryTipton) September 27, 2017
wait for it...
TOM CREAN. pic.twitter.com/mgJ6xX4qx3
when tom crean gets hired by louisville pic.twitter.com/fQTizInuia— Antifa Sarkeesian (@andymoney69) September 27, 2017
I would give all my money for a ticket if Tom Crean was the Louisville head coach when they play at Mackey in November.— Carson Lorts (@CarsonLorts54) September 27, 2017
"Houses in Louisville" - the search engine at Tom Crean's house, probably.— Wags (@wagssid) September 27, 2017
I spent years laughing at Tom Crean he cannot be Louisville’s next coach oh no— James Paul (@jpaul_III) September 27, 2017
God please please please let Tom Crean become the next Louisville coach 🙏🏻🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/ZOQWrhCr8X— Dain Satterwhite (@dainsat) September 27, 2017
You know who's available for the job? pic.twitter.com/6pZiImdpEx— Chris Fastiggi (@boushbo) September 27, 2017
Please make Tom Crean to Louisville happen Basketball Gods... Please. I will never ask for another thing again. #BBN— Preston Willis (@Preston967) September 27, 2017
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