Last season, the Bulldogs went 18-15 before firing head coach Mark Fox.
Tom Crean appears poised to return to coaching.
IN hired Crean in 2008, but he never advanced past the Sweet 16 in nine years with the proud basketball school. Bringing Crean to Georgia demonstrates that the program is serious about competing in basketball and the coach himself validates that mission.
"His teams have consistently been participants in postseason play, and his players have been extremely successful in the classroom", McGarity said in a statement. He's going to be a great fit for the University of Georgia.
While Crean served as an ESPN analyst during the 2017-18 college basketball season, he remained a marquee name to fill potential openings.
"I've never lost the drive to coach, but I haven't (been) consumed with the fact I'm not coaching", Crean said, per Shannon Ryan of the Chicago Tribune.
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"I'm extremely excited to have him leading Georgia basketball into the future". Other coaches will have to wait seeing that they're in the NCAA tournament.
Crean rebuilt the IN program from the scandal-ridden dust Kelvin Sampson left behind.
Sources told CBS Sports that a search firm working on behalf of Georgia initially inquired about Xavier's Chris Mack and Texas' Shaka Smart, both of whom respectfully declined.
Georgia reportedly tried to hire former Ohio State coach Thad Matta, but Matta turned the Bulldogs down.
But an 18-16 record in 2016-17, with a first-round loss in the NIT, doomed Crean and he was sacked. Crean made four NCAA Tournaments and won two Big Ten titles, but also missed five NCAA Tournaments and finished unranked six times.