Originally Posted by Hoosier Red
You're right, the personality quirks were brought up by Bucksfan who's never seen the coach of a big time program run up and down the sidelines like Crean does.
I'm not trying to minimize anything. The stuff after the Michigan game was a bad moment, no doubt. But when he privately and publicly apologizes, it seems a bit silly to continue rail on it.
Anyways the specific incidents you are bringing up are all basically personal disagreements between Crean and the other coaches that should not be handled in public, but were and the most recent episode he apologized for. The "allegations about Matta and his assistants" was nothing more than speculation about a semi-cryptic tweet from two years ago. *If you have more details about the story than I do, please share.*
Now, do I like the coach getting in these petty arguments? No, of course not. But does that make him offensive and dangerous? No.
But to be perfectly clear, I'm not defending Crean because he's winning in this situation. I am defending him from the accusation of being offensive and dangerous because each issue is basically a personal disagreement with some specific coaches and I don't know enough about the details to say that he's in the wrong.
Maybe I just don't know enough so feel free to educate me.
I'm just making a prediction based on years of watching behavioral patterns, and he seems to be a firecracker--shooting up real fast, bursts into lots of pretty colors, implodes shortly thereafter and is next found coaching Middle Tennessee State.