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Georgia has hired former Indiana coach Tom Crean to a six-year contract worth $3.2 million annually, according to CBS Sports.

Crean will replace Mark Fox who was fired last week. Per GeorgiaDogs.com:
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"I am honored an humbled to join the University of Georgia family," Crean said. "I am sincerely grateful to President (Jere W.) Morehead and Greg McGarity for an incredible opportunity. Make no mistake, this is a basketball program inside of a great university that can compete for championships doing it the right way. We will work diligently and with great energy to make everyone associated with the University of Georgia very proud of our efforts. We're going to need everyone in the Bulldog Nation to help us to create the energy and excitement that will take Georgia to the highest levels of success."

Crean compiled a 356-231 record in 18 seasons at Marquette and Indiana from 1999-2017. His teams have reached postseason play during 13 of those campaigns, with nine NCAA appearances and four NIT bids. Crean led Marquette to the 2003 NCAA Final Four and has reached four Sweet 16s at Marquette and Indiana. All told, Crean's teams have been ranked in the Associated Press and/or USA Today polls during 12 seasons, including top-10 finishes in 2003 and 2013.


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I’m purchasing season tickets once again. I held season tickets up until the last couple of years of Fox’s tenure. This was the 1st season I’m over 15 years I didn’t attend even one game. I was disgusted with the product. Listening to Crean speak today... he could sell ice sickles to a family of Eskimos.
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Only showing up when things are looking good. That's the mark of a true fan. What a damn good dawg
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I'm drinking the crean tea- looking forward to competing for the conference championship! Go dawgs!
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Good hire dawgs
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It will be interesting to see how well Crean can recruit our state.
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Good Hire, would be nice to see the SEC return to the days of "colorful" coaches and Crean has potential.
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That's a good hire.
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Crean is a good hire. I hope he pans out for Georgia but I have doubts. He has had some incredibly frustrating teams at IU. High potential but underperforming. Good luck Dawgs he'll be better than Fox!
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