Nice to see the mutts imploding

The Jacket

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Love to see it. I was honestly afraid Crean would do well there but he is a disaster.

That article has since been deleted, either over the fact that it did not credit that guy or the fact that the writing itself is just crap. I found it on the wayback machine and fixed all the ööööed up formatting errors, etc.

This Tom Crean story from a student manager is absolutely wild
By Joe Vitale April 27, 2021 10:00 am

Tom Crean, the Georgia men’s basketball head coach who previously led the Marquette and Indiana programs, has been to talk of the town lately in Athens.

Entering his fourth season as coach of the Bulldogs, Crean has slightly improved the team’s overall record each year, but failed to meet the most basic expectations.

Crean still has not reached a postseason and likely would have missed the NIT and NCAA’s in 2019 with No. 1 overall draft pick Anthony Edwards.

Now, the longtime basketball coach is struggling to find even three or four-star recruits to join him in Athens, as several players exit the program.
At this point, who could blame them? Just Monday, UGA Wire reported on the text Crean sent Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell when he picked Louisville over Crean’s Hoosiers.

In addition, Crean has had his fair share of outbursts while at Georgia.

Now, UGA Wire has learned that Crean reportedly cussed out a student manager in practice for not opening the diet Coke brought to him on the court.

Another student manager called Crean “the worst person you could ever work for” …

With all the stories that have been uncovered on Crean over the years, it makes perfect sense why no basketball recruit would want to come to Georgia right now.

The challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic have hurt the Dawgs in being able to show recruits the campus of Georgia and in the transfer portal. It is a chaotic time in college basketball, but even with all the excuses Crean has in his book, Georgia can do better.

Just last week, Crean stated the reason for Sahvir Wheeler leaving the program stemmed from his desire to play closer to home.
Wheeler announced his ‘Top 10’ on Monday, with the vast majority of his schools being twice as far from home as Athens was.
Tom Crean is running this program into the ground faster than a Mecole Hardman kickoff return. If Georgia wants to have any hope of competing in men’s basketball ever again, the time is now to end this atrocious era.
When Tom Crean inked his 2019 recruiting class, it looked foundational. Now?
– Anthony Edwards: NBA Draft
– Christian Brown: Transfer
– Jaykwon Walton: Transfer
– Toumani Camara: Transfer
– Sahvir Wheeler: Draft/Transfer
– Mike Peake: Transfer
– Rodney Howard: Transfer
— Matt Harris (@MattJHarris85) April 20, 2021
To make matters worse, it appears every former star in the program cannot stand the guy.
This is just embarrassing for Georgia at this point.
This new fella came in and completely trashed everything we had accomplished.. told us we didn't do anything, we weren't good enough to play SEC basketball.. looking real funny in the light.
— Juwan Parker (@wans_world3)
April 20, 2021
I didn't know USA Today had its own Bleacher Report-style septic tank.
 

gtfan088

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The dwags might as well have hired Hewitt. He's been to a Final Four more recently than Crean has.
 

79tech

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I love to watch him pace the sideline. It's like watching a caged animal.
 

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Soooo... jts1207...

For GT basketball coach, who do you prefer... Pastner or Crean....

No waffling. One or the other. "Neither" shows you as weak. No other choices.
 

savbandjacket

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Soooo... jts1207...

For GT basketball coach, who do you prefer... Pastner or Crean....

No waffling. One or the other. "Neither" shows you as weak. No other choices.
I’ll admit that I thought we would be left behind when they hired Crean. I thought at the time it was an indication they were making a move to be serious admit basketball while we were hiring a Memphis retread.

Much rather have Pastner now.
 

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I’ll admit that I thought we would be left behind when they hired Crean. I thought at the time it was an indication they were making a move to be serious admit basketball while we were hiring a Memphis retread.

Much rather have Pastner now.
Georgia can get as serious as they want about basketball, all it'll mean is that they're still the worst program in the history of college basketball and they're now serious about it. The sooner they fold their athletic program, the better the world will be.
 

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I’ll admit that I thought we would be left behind when they hired Crean. I thought at the time it was an indication they were making a move to be serious admit basketball while we were hiring a Memphis retread.

Much rather have Pastner now.
I'll admit to having real doubts about Pastner and being wrong. However I never did think Crean was the answer - he coudn't win at Indiana so sure as heck not going to win at UGA. I also thought he was very stange. When you can't do anything with the #1 player in the draft then you have issues. He reminds me of an old caoch in junior high that made the whole team nervous because he was so high strung. I think that is Crean.
 

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I'll admit to having real doubts about Pastner and being wrong. However I never did think Crean was the answer - he coudn't win at Indiana so sure as heck not going to win at UGA. I also thought he was very stange. When you can't do anything with the #1 player in the draft then you have issues. He reminds me of an old caoch in junior high that made the whole team nervous because he was so high strung. I think that is Crean.
He did OK recruiting.
 

gtfan088

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I'll admit to having real doubts about Pastner and being wrong. However I never did think Crean was the answer - he coudn't win at Indiana so sure as heck not going to win at UGA. I also thought he was very stange. When you can't do anything with the #1 player in the draft then you have issues. He reminds me of an old caoch in junior high that made the whole team nervous because he was so high strung. I think that is Crean.
And wasn't his final game at Indiana the NIT loss to Pastner? Dude has been riding Dwayne Wade's coattails for two decades.
 
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