UPDATE 3/10: Georgia has officially announced the firing of Tom Crean after four seasons.
“I would like to sincerely thank Coach Crean and his family for their commitment to Georgia Basketball,” AD Josh Brooks said in a release. “Tom Crean demonstrated unquestionable effort and enthusiasm in what he has attempted to accomplish at Georgia. That said, our expectation is to compete for post-season success in all 21 sports. We believe a leadership change in men’s basketball is needed to achieve our goals.”
See our list of potential candidates for Georgia right here.
ORIGINAL POST FROM 3/8:
Reports Tuesday indicate that Georgia will be parting ways with head men’s basketball coach Tom Crean. In four seasons at the helm, Crean is just 47-74 overall and is coming off his worst season yet in Athens. The Bulldogs enter the SEC Tournament on Wednesday as the bottom seed after winning just one league game all year.
It was reported last month that Georgia was looking into firing Crean with cause after he failed to report a physical altercation between members of his staff, which would constitute a breach of contract. His buyout is not particularly high, but it would save the University a decent amount of money.
We have had Crean on our Hot Seat Report all season, as his time at UGA has been rough to put it lightly. Successfully recruiting eventual number one pick Anthony Edwards has been the lone bright spot, but the team that Edwards was on went just 16-16 (5-13 SEC) and would have missed the NCAA Tournament.
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