Best of Tom Crean: Quotes from Huber

Indiana coach Tom Crean met with the media on Wednesday night as part of IU's Tailgate Tour stop at Huber Winery in Starlight, Ind. Here's a compilation of his best quotes from the night.

Indiana coach Tom Crean addressed the media before Wednesday night's Tailgate Tour stop at Huber Winery in Starlight, Ind. Read his most newsworthy quotes from the night below.

1. On players who decided to return to school: “One thing that’s going to differentiate them is if they win, and win big. If you win big, all of a sudden you’re in a different realm. That’s got to be as much of a driving force as anything else.”

2. On progress of hiring an assistant coach and strength and conditioning coach: “We’ll have an announcement very soon on that.”

3. On whether he plans to fill the team's open scholarship for next year: “If there’s a player that fits it. ... We’ve toyed with the possibility of taking a transfer that would have to sit out, but didn’t really see many that made a lot of sense for us. ...There’s no rush. We have nothing in the works, so to speak. But that could change tonight. Recruiting is so fluid. It’s never-ending.”

4. On his players: “I’m really interested in a group of guys that are more interested in making the All-Defensive team, being one of the best defenders in this league and the country, than where they sit on the scoring fence or where they sit in the All-League balloting. That stuff is irrelevant.” Top Stories