Originally Posted by Hoosier Red
So tell me what you're referring to specifically? How is he representing the university poorly?
I mean seriously, so far you've mentioned his "antics" but haven't said anything other than walking too far outside the coaching box and coming unglued at an opposing coach at a bad time.
The former was an act he apologized for, and the latter is what I'd describe as a personality tic. It would be like criticizing Thad Matta for chewing gum.
In general, Crean has represented the university quite well. While I can understand why he rubs some people the wrong way, that's a far cry from poorly representing the university.
Winning trumps everything. If you a winning coach who acts like an idiot you can overlook that if he is winning. I can't remember a coach of a big name program who runs up and down the sidelines the way Crean does. Someone may want to tell him that he is coaching IU not some Mid Major who he needs to get excited.
At IU it should be about hanging National Championship Banners, not B1G title banners. If Miami gets excited about their first ACC Basketball Championship I don't have a problem with that, when a blue blood program gets that excited about a conference championship it doesn't seem right.
Crean is starting to remind me a lot of his brother in law Jim. Good coach, overly excitable, but it can rub people the wrong way.