Report: Tom Crean contacted by LSU for head coaching position
It didn’t take long for the recently fired Tom Crean to hear from another school regarding its head coaching position.
Last week, Crean was relieved of his duties by Indiana, where he had been since 2008. After going 27-8 last season, and advancing to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament, the Hoosiers were just 18-16 this season. They finished 7-11 in Big Ten Conference play.
Earlier this month, after an also disappointing season, LSU fired head coach Johnny Jones and has not yet found a replacement. As Gary Parrish of CBS Sports reports, the Tigers have reached out to Crean to gauge his interest in the vacation position.
LSU, via a third party, has contacted Tom Crean to gauge his possible interest in coaching the Tigers, a source told CBS Sports.
— Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) March 19, 2017
In nine seasons at Indiana, Crean compiled a 166-135 record and led the Hoosiers to two Big Ten regular season championships. Indiana also advanced to the NCAA Tournament four times, reaching the Sweet 16 three times. LSU went 10-21 this season and managed just two wins in the SEC.