Alford played at IN from 1983-87 and left as the school's all-time leading scorer, steals and 3-point shooting. Marshall has taken the Shockers just about as high as they can go - to the Final Four, to an undefeated regular season.
Crean enjoyed the fourth-longest coaching stint and third-most wins in program history.
As for what he looks for in the next coach, Glass said, "The expectations for in basketball are to perennially contend for and win multiple Big Ten championships, regularly go deep in the NCAA Tournament, and win our next national championship-and more after that". "That stuff to me, no matter what's on a contract, I'm going to coach the same way whether I've got one year or whether I've got 10 years". In two of his nine seasons, Crean won big in the Big Ten. "He'll land on his feet".
Crean missed the NCAA Tournament in five of his nine seasons in Bloomington, and while the first three can be excused after he inherited a mess from Kelvin Sampson, the Hoosiers have been unable to sustain success. IN is in a much better place than it was nine years ago and Crean is responsible for that.
In many ways, it was. It's not necessarily easy to fit in at a place like in without immediate, consistent success, and the university chose to move on when it become clear that the fit was unlikely to ever be as ideal as hoped. The Hoosiers later ran off five straight single-year ideal April scores of 1,000 under Crean. Not a big fan of the team, Pugh says he doesn't mind their now-former coach.
That alone makes IN a great job to recruit from.
Glass lauded much of that, and Crean never committed any known NCAA violations. There will definitely be a game or two in the tournament when the new rules really stand out, and it'll be interesting to see how it plays out. "To me, IU ties (in a candidate) is a double-check plus".
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Donovan has no links to IN, either the state or the university.
Glass said school president Michael McRobbie and the Board of Trustees have given Glass full authority to choose, although Glass said he would seek input from former IU players and even local AAU and high school coaches.
So who fits the bill, and do they meet those criteria?
"Basketball is big in IN, so they'll come back", says Pugh.
"Jim Harbaugh looks at Crean's IN tenure and says, 'much like my situation IN San Francisco, the people that are doing the micromanaging ... when it comes to building a ball team, what they know could not blow up a small balloon".
By midday Thursday, the world learned Crean wouldn't get that chance, and IU launched a search that Glass promised would spare no expense.