Tom Crean Keeps Them Waiting

By Jason Priestas on March 6, 2013 at 11:29a

Just another example of Tom Crean being Tom Crean, really:

Indiana coach Tom Crean and his players "celebrated" Senior Night after their loss to Ohio State, and the ceremony did not end until about 12:15 a.m. As a result, the players did not arrive in the media interview room until 1:20 a.m., and Crean not until about 1:40.

Fine. Have your celebration. But making assembled media wait another 90 minutes is kind of ridiculous.

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BuckeyeChief's picture

Come on man! People like this are basically why I stopped pursing sports journalism and stood in the Navy.

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bcarp87's picture

Wish I could one up you

BuckeyeChief's picture

Well, that and the fact that my wife said I am gone too much as it is, and I don't need to get out/ retire and continue to leave.

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BuckeyeVet's picture

Gotcha covered!

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Jurmah12's picture

Not surprising

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tennbuckeye19's picture

Rumor is he was late cause he had to fix his hair before he could appear before the media following their post-game senior and B1G championship festivities.

Hovenaut's picture first thought was that it had to be hair related.

I guess to be positive I'm sure happy they enjoyed their celebration.

MattyBeingMatty's picture

Maybe, just maybe... He had to do a scene on his hit TV show.

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703Buckeye's picture

This dude fits right in with his Harbaugh brother in-law's... did anyone notice the extremely brisk handshake he gave Matta at the end of the game?

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Idaho Helga's picture

I gotta be honest.  Given the circumstances, I would have done the same thing on the handshake.  It was polite, thats all you're gonna get.  The guy did NOT expect to be upset at home on senior night.
Making everybody wait an eternity, keeping your players up half the night, cutting down nets when you tie/win the regular season after a loss, those are all stupid and somewhat selfish things.

GoBucksToledo's picture

Probably the only net they'll be cutting down this season.  Unless they wait for everyone to leave the tourney venue they lose at next.

jeremytwoface's picture

Bahahaha I find this really comical.
THEY CUT DOWN THE NETS!!!!! Bahaha hahaha
Lose by your biggest defecate on senior night with a chance to win the B1G championship outright...
and then celebrate.

And when we win the game, we'll buy a keg of boooooooooze!! And we'll drink to old Ohio 'till we wobble in our shoes.

Dougger's picture

you meant to say 'defecate' right?

I like football

jeremytwoface's picture

Haha no... It was supposed to be 'deficit' but I had a stupid moment.
I guess it actually fits though.

And when we win the game, we'll buy a keg of boooooooooze!! And we'll drink to old Ohio 'till we wobble in our shoes.

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GoBucks713's picture

Can someone photoshop him onto a poster for Waiting for Guffman?

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tennbuckeye19's picture

Do you think Tom Crean went home to bite his pillow? 

Sean N's picture

He hates Thad Matta and his ass-face.

Leanenaud's picture

I got the Waiting for Guffman reference.

AndyVance's picture

In all seriousness, if he keeps doing this nonsense, the reporters need to get up and walk out. You only wait 15 minutes for college professors, right? It's bad form and disrespectful to the professional journalists who cover the Hoosiers. His AD for communications needs to put a stop to this crap.

Hovenaut's picture

Agreed. Those folks have their jobs to do, deadlines to meet etc, etc. Though at times dismissive to the edge of being disrespectful, at least The General would show up (he liked the podium, yeah).

But I guess the reigning ESPN COY can do that...stay classy Creanster.

Menexenus's picture

Hold on, these "student"-athletes did not arrive in the interview room until 1:20 am on a Tuesday in the middle of spring semester?
If the NCAA isn't going to prevent something like this from happening, then what is the point of continuing to pretend that these guys are students at all?

Real fans stay for Carmen.

bucknasty13's picture

Agreed.  But doesn't the basketball season start off with 24+ hours of games.

Unky Buck's picture

I'm pretty sure we can all agree that this is what Crean really is...

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Poison nuts's picture

Ton Crean, the douchiest of all bags.

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RedStorm45's picture

Hard to blame him.  They cut down the nets for clinching a share of the Big Ten Title.  They did Senior Night festivities after the game, and there were 3 seniors who gave speeches and whatnot.  So it's not like he stayed in the locker room for awhile.

awwwwwwop's picture

I don't mean to be a dick, but you should really read the article before commenting.  The article clearly shows that Crean did not show up fro 1 hour and 25 minutes AFTER the conclusion of the festivities. 

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Idaho Helga's picture

Might like a poll here on 11W:  Would Bobby Knight have gone ahead with the cutting down of the net?  I might think he might have gone on with Senior night speech, but no, NO, net would have come down. Thoughts?

BuckeyeChief's picture

Bobby Knight just threw a chair at me because I though about what he would've done if asked.

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NW Buckeye's picture

Ah, festivities concluded at 12:15.  He did not show up until 1:40.   I can understand a little of what he was doing, letting the seniors have their "press" moment, but really, not showing up until 1:40???  The game concluded at about 11.  Coaches are supposed to be available within 15 to 20 minutes of the conclusion of the activities.  I guess stretching that another hour and 15 mins is no big deal! 
However, I think I know what he was up to.  He took that precious 1 hour 35 mins to carefully instruct his team how to do a flop and get a foul called.  He had to be furious when they tried it in the last minute and it did not work out for them.  Nothing like coaching the finer points of basketball.  You need to take every opportunity to make sure your players get it right...... 
What a douche!

Dr. House's picture

my guess he was trying to make sure his presser would miss the deadlines so his comments would be pushed to thursdays paper.

gobucks96's picture

He should give one of those nets to the OSU players.. They deserved it more than IU...

bigbadbuck's picture

I've never seen any coach be so disrespectful to folks as this  douche is........I'm rooting really hard now for Missagain to whoop up on the some Hoosier butt on Sunday...I'm thinking if its Senior day in Ann Arbor that they could cut down the nets there as well and maybe douchebag will show up for the presser sometime after breakfast on Monday

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CowCat's picture

I hate this dude as much as the Michigan football team.
I don't hate the Michigan basketball team nearly as much.
Less hate = Go Not Crean Team!

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Jhesse17's picture

Dude is a walking bag of scum.

Doc's picture

Douche is as douche does.  First class feminine hygiene product for sure. 

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Johnny Ginter's picture

i go off on this exact topic at length in the dubcast. tom crean is a total clown