Georgia finalizing deal with basketball coach Tom Crean, reports say


According to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Crean is finalizing a deal to become the next head coach at the University of Georgia.

His 2003 Marquette squad advanced to the Final Four.

Georgia picked up the hottest coaching free agent in college basketball, putting Crean back in the driver's seat after a year away from coaching. He coached the Hoosiers and Marquette for nine seasons each, totaling 356 victories with nine total NCAA tournament appearances.

"I'm extremely excited to have him leading Georgia basketball into the future". The Bulldogs have a vacancy after firing Mark Fox, who struggled to live up to expectations in his nine seasons on the job.

"Make no mistake, this is a basketball program inside of a great university that can compete for championships doing it the right way", Crean said.

"I am honored and humbled to join the University of Georgia family", Crean said Thursday night in a release.

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Tom Crean was sacked by the University of IN on March 16, 2017.

Georgia extended an offer to former Ohio State coach Thad Matta, but Matta announced Wednesday that he was turning down the job.

The desire to coach didn't leave Crean while he was working as an ESPN analyst either.

Crean won the Big Ten in 2013 and 2016.

He has also reportedly drawn interest from Pittsburgh, who recently parted ways with second-year head coach Kevin Stallings after going winless in ACC play this season.

Incidentally, Indiana fired Crean practically when first opening-round game of the 2017 tournament tipped off. Thamel's report comes exactly one year later on the basketball calendar.