Crean was joined by long-time Indiana fan Brian Jones as he addressed the media. Crean said he met Jones in a hospice earlier this year and wanted to bring him to a game.
After speaking with Jones at the hospice, Crean said he was inspired by his perseverance.
"I was as inspired walking out of there seeing him as maybe he would have been to see me," Crean said. "Probably by 10 times more I was inspired walking out of there."
- Paul Palladino