Georgia hires former Indiana coach Tom Crean to replace Fox

Indiana head coach Tom Crean signals to his team as they play against Maryland in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Conference tournament in Chicago, Friday, March 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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Georgia has hired former Indiana coach Tom Crean as its coach, capping a fast-paced search that began when Mark Fox was fired on Saturday.

Crean was hired one day after former Ohio State coach Thad Matta withdrew from consideration. Georgia announced the hire Thursday night.

Crean was 356-231 record in 18 seasons at Marquette and Indiana from 1999-2017. He led teams to nine NCAA appearances, four Sweet 16s and the 2003 Final Four with Marquette.

Fox was fired after earning two NCAA Tournament bids in nine seasons.

Georgia has scheduled a Friday news conference to introduce Crean.


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