(BLOOMINGTON, IN) - After nine seasons the Indiana Hoosiers have parted ways with head coach Tom Crean.
Athletic director Fred Glass announced the decision on Thursday and said it was a decision that wasn't easy.
"I've decided to make a change to our men's basketball program. Tom Crean brought us through one of the toughest periods in IU basketball history, led his players to many successes in the classroom and on the court and represented our university with class and integrity."
Crean signed a contract extension in 2012 that would have kept him in Bloomington until 2020 but had four seasons of at least 16 losses and finished with the second-worst winning percentage (.551) among Hoosiers head coaches with at least 100 games.
As for what he looks for in the next coach, Glass said, "The expectations for Indiana 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. We will identify and recruit a coach who will meet these expectations."
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