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Report: Crean is out at UGA
Georgia men’s basketball head coach Tom Crean has been relieved of his duties, per report multiple reports.
Jordan D. Hill of Dawgs247 confirmed the report on Thursday afternoon.
The Bulldogs’ 2021-22 season ended on Wednesday in the play-in round of the SEC Tournament. No. 11-seed Vanderbilt defeated No. 14-seed Georgia, 86-51, at Amalie Arena in Tampa. Fl. That loss marked the Bulldogs’ 26th of the season, which is a program record.
Crean deflected questions on Wednesday about his future at UGA in his postgame press conference.
“Anything with my situation, it has to go to the athletic department,” he said. “I just coach my team every day, that’s where my focus is.”
Crean departs from Georgia with an overall record of 47-75, which isn’t the worst in program history. Regardless, he also posted a 15-57 mark in league play over the past four seasons. Crean also never led the Bulldogs to finish above .500 in a full regular season.
The closest time that occurred was during his second season in 2019-20 as the Bulldogs finished with a 16-16 overall record after defeating Ole Miss in the first round of the SEC Tournament. However, it was cut short due to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
There will be more to come.