Crean on style of play
Crean opened up on what style of play IU fans can expect.
Offensively, he borrows from mentor Tom Izzo. Crean was an assistant for Izzo’s Michigan State teams for four years.
“I would like to see us be able to have an outstanding fast break, a team that runs not only on misses, but makes,” Crean said. “That was something that being with Tom Izzo at the years at Michigan State, that’s something they do an outstanding job of and something I took from him.
“We’re a team that’s going to get up and down the floor, drive in space, do our best to get the ball inside-out, score points in the lane. Some of our best post-up players at Marquette have been our guards.”
Defensively, he stressed an aggressive approach.
“Defensive end, we are going to guard the three, I want to have an outstanding half-court defense,” he said. “There is room to pick up full-court. You have to have guys who are going to make great decisions, guys who can execute under pressure and rebound.
-- By LaMond Pope, The Journal Gazette