Georgia finalizes agreement to hire Tom Crean as head coach

Report: Georgia meeting with Tom Crean

Report: Georgia meeting with Tom Crean

Tom Crean has become the next head coach at the University of Georgia.

"I am honored and humbled to join the University of Georgia family", Crean said.

Incidentally, Indiana fired Crean practically when first opening-round game of the 2017 tournament tipped off. Thamel's report comes exactly one year later on the basketball calendar.

"Make no mistake, this is a basketball program inside of a great university that can compete for championships doing it the right way".

In the wake of being turned down publicly by Thad Matta on Wednesday, Georgia had turned its attention to Crean, a person with knowledge of the discussions told USA TODAY Sports earlier Thursday. He stayed there nine seasons and enjoyed a run to the Final Four with Dwyane Wade. An official announcement was made Thursday night.

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Tom Crean looks to be headed back to the college coaching ranks.

"His teams have consistently been participants in postseason play, and his players have been extremely successful in the classroom", McGarity said. Georgia has always been considered a job with a high ceiling because of the amount of talent in the greater Atlanta area. He guided the Hoosiers to a 166-135 record that was highlighted by trips to the NCAA tournament's Sweet 16 in 2012, 2013 and 2016. Mark Bradley of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported he was interested in the Georgia job after ESPN.com's Jeff Goodman and Jeff Borzello reported the Bulldogs fired Mark Fox.

Crean, who will turn 52 on March 25, will be introduced at a news conference scheduled for Friday.

For his head coaching career, Crean is 356-231.

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