Georgia officially parts ways with Tom Crean
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.
“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.”
Georgia has now officially announced the news: pic.twitter.com/bq9DMy5zlK
— Seth Emerson (@SethWEmerson) March 10, 2022
For now, it will be interesting to see if Crean finds a spot to coach again after a horrific stretch in the SEC.