Tom Crean has not had a very good year at Indiana, leading the basketball team to a 19-11 record that is good for seventh in the Big Ten.
Tom Crean has not had a great year at Indiana, leading the basketball team to a 19-11 record that is good for seventh in the Big Ten.
The struggles of this season combined with Crean only making the NCAA tournament in two of his six seasons have fans looking for a coaching change, leading someone to create TomCreanBuyout.com, which counts down until the next decrease in the coaches contract buyout payment.
According to the clock, it would cost the Hoosiers $12 million to fire Crean today, but after July 1 of this year, the number will drop to $7.5 million, and it will fall to just $4 million the following July.
The website is largely minimalist, with some clever links to the Wilson Phillips hit "Hold On" and to the Wikipedia page of Celtics coach Brad Stevens, who previously coached at Butler University in Indiana.
- Brendan Maloy