After nine years, Georgia will be looking for a new basketball coach to replace Mark Fox, who was dismissed on Saturday.
There is one experienced coach who is intrigued by the job opening, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Mark Bradley.
Am told by someone close to Tom Crean that he would have keen interest in the Georgia job.
— Mark Bradley (@MarkBradleyAJC) March 11, 2018
Former Indiana and Marquette coach Tom Crean was out of coaching this past season and spent time as a college basketball analyst on ESPN. He would come to Athens with a history of both major success and a little failure, taking Marquette to the 2003 Final Four and then moving to Indiana in 2008 in an attempt to resurrect the Hoosiers’ proud program.
While Crean had his moments in Bloomington, including four NCAA Tournament appearances and three trips to the NCAA Sweet 16, he was never able to get Indiana over the hump and was fired after the Hoosiers finished 18-16 with an NIT appearance in 2017.
Georgia also could look at former Ohio State coach Thad Matta as Fox’s replacement. Matta resigned last year because of health issues but seems to be willing to come back to coaching.
Fox led Georgia to two NCAA Tournament appearances during his nine-year stint.