Crean a Lickliter fan

January 4, 2009

    Count Indiana Coach Tom Crean as one of many who think Iowa hired the right coach two years ago.
    Crean, whose team lost 65-60 at Iowa on Saturday, called Iowa “extremely well coached” and touted the Hawkeyes’ on-court spacing.
    “I’ve always been a fan of way Todd Lickliter coaches,” said Crean, a first-year coach at Indiana after leading Marquette to a Final Four during his nine seasons. “You can’t be in college basketball and not feel really good about what he did at Butler. He’s going to do the same thing at Iowa.
    “He’s in the process, there’s no question about it.”