Tom Crean hasn’t coached college basketball since the 2016-17 season. However, there’s a chance that that may soon change.
According to a report by ESPN’s Jeff Borzello on Wednesday, the former Indiana coach met with Pittsburgh regarding the team’s current coaching vacancy. On March 8, Pitt fired previous coach Kevin Stallings after he spent just two seasons with the program, going 24-42 in that span.
The report notes that Pitt hired Fogler Consulting to help with its coaching search.
Crean, 51, coached at Indiana for nine seasons from 2008-2017, going 166–135 overall in that time. In his time in Bloomington, the Hoosiers made it to four NCAA Tournaments, where they made the Sweet 16 three times (2012, 2013 and 2016).
Prior to joining Indiana in 2008, Crean spent nine seasons at Marquette. In those nine seasons, the Golden Eagles went 190–96 and made five appearances in the NCAA Tournament. In addition, Marquette made the Final Four in 2003.
Crean served as an assistant coach at Pitt for the 1994-95 season under coach Ralph Willard.