The Georgia Bulldogs are finally, FINALLY, tired of being mired in mediocrity.
The Dawgs aspire to have their basketball program match their football team's success one day, and that goal certainly would not have been achieved with Mark Fox in charge.
Fox failed to get the Bulldogs back to the NCAA tournament this season, and the 5-star recruits that had weighted him down in Athens flipped to better programs. So, it was time to cut bait.
Georgia is expected to part ways with Mark Fox, source told ESPN.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) March 10, 2018
Thankfully for Georgia, given the number of scandals around college hoops at the moment, it shouldn't be hard for them to find a capable replacement. One name that's surfaced of late is Tom Crean.
Crean, who currently works at ESPN, has an itch to get back into coaching after a season in the broadcast booth. The former Indiana coach has a proven track record, and despite a rough ending in Bloomington, deserves another chance to build a program from the ground up.
Tom Crean headlines the list of potential candidates for the Georgia men’s basketball job: https://t.co/dPygRpvmGE— Jason Butt (@JasonHButt) March 10, 2018
Crean would do wonder for the Georgia basketball program, and could perhaps tamper the max exodus that typically occurs nowadays during coaching turnover.
It's far from a done deal, but Crean is a name to watch in Athens.