Dick Vitale: ‘There’s no doubt in my mind’ Tom Crean will be Georgia’s next coach

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Tom Crean is next on Georgia's list after Thad Matta declined the basketball coaching job.

A day after former Ohio State basketball coach Thad Matta declined Georgia’s offer to lead its basketball program, another former Big Ten coach appears to be the leader for the job.

Georgia has reached out to former Marquette and Indiana coach Tom Crean about its opening, and longtime ESPN analyst and broadcaster Dick Vitale, who is close with Crean, thinks that the Bulldogs hiring him is now only a matter of when, not if.

“I think they need new life there,” Vitale said. “You hook up Tom Crean with Kirby Smart: Are you kidding me? They would be a dynamic duo in terms of energy and enthusiasm.”

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