Tom Crean the head coach had many faults. Tom Crean the person, however, was a beloved person.
You need not look further than Assembly Hall to see the impact Crean left on those remaining at IU. After knocking off Ball State in their opening women’s NIT game, Hoosiers head coach Teri Moren gave an emotional and impassioned backing of Crean.
Teri Moren tearing up when asked about Tom Crean: "It's been an interesting time...Tom is a friend of mine." #iuwbb— Sam Beishuizen (@Sam_Beishuizen) March 17, 2017
Teri Moren literally crying talking about Tom Crean postgame. Clearly moved by this firing. #iuwbb— Sam Beishuizen (@Sam_Beishuizen) March 17, 2017
Pair that reaction along with standout guard Tyra Buss’ and you can see the impact Crean had on a program he wasn’t even directly apart of.
Thankful for everything you did for @IndianaMBB program! You will be missed CTC! ✊ Best wishes wherever you end up!— Tyra Buss (@tbuss3) March 17, 2017
There will certainly be more of this reaction coming out in the coming days and weeks around Bloomington and further show the impact Crean had off the court around campus.