The Tom Crean experiment at Georgia is over, coming to a crashing end in the SEC Tournament after 4 disappointing seasons.

In the SEC Tournament opener, Crean’s Bulldogs were blown out by Vanderbilt 86-51, a 35-point loss in disappointing fashion. That dropped Georgia to 6-26 on the season, setting the SEC record for losses in a single campaign.

Crean fell to 47-75 over 4 seasons in Athens and the Bulldogs never made the NCAA Tournament under his watch. Georgia was quick to announce Crean’s firing Thursday evening.


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“I would like to sincerely thank Coach Crean and his family for their commitment to Georgia Basketball,” Georgia athletic director Josh Brooks said in a statement. “Tom Crean demonstrated unquestionable effort and enthusiasm in what he has attempted to accomplish at Georgia. That said, our expectation is to compete for post-season success in all 21 sports. We believe a leadership change in men’s basketball is needed to achieve our goals.”

For now, it will be interesting to see if Crean finds a spot to coach again after a horrific stretch in the SEC.