Tom Crean is back to coaching college basketball as the new head man at the University of Georgia. Crean’s new job brings him back into contention with Kentucky and his old friend, John Calipari, who, when asked about Crean on Friday, joked about canceling the UK-Georgia series.
“I told him I’m taking Georgia off the schedule,” Calipari told reporters, mocking the cancelation of UK’s series with Indiana while Crean was in Bloomington in 2012. “He laughed and said, We’re playing you twice. I said, Not in Athens. No, I’m just kidding. We’re playing in Athens.”
Calipari also said he couldn’t be happier for Crean and called him a terrific coach. “One of the best. He’s into basketball. He loves it. He’s about getting kids better. He’s always done it. We’ve had some good games.”