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Friday, June 01, 2007

Crean: "I'm happy at Marquette"

While just yesterday, when Florida's Billy Donovan was headed for a job in the NBA and Tom Crean's name was linked to the UF opening, it would appear he's taken his name out of the running.

From ESPN:

Earlier at the NBA pre-draft camp in Orlando, Memphis coach John Calipari and Marquette coach Tom Crean both said they are not candidates for the position. If Florida were to go outside of the family, meaning not VCU's Anthony Grant, then Villanova's Jay Wright is expected to be on the radar.
From Gainseville.com:
"I'm happy at Marquette," Crean said Thursday. "They gave me a job eight years ago and I've enjoyed every minute of it."
This is amazing. So many other openings through the years, the Warrior faithful have had to endure days or weeks of waiting for colored smoke to come out of the Al Center chimney to see what Crean will do.

This time, hours after his name is linked to the opening, he says those 4 magic words:

"I'm happy at Marquette."


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