Tom Crean somehow gets even creepier

Tom Crean, the head coach of Indiana basketball and beleaguered punching bag of Kentucky fans everywhere, actually managed to get creepier today. I didn’t think it was possible, but thanks to an overly-attached tweet this morning, Crean took a quick left out of “looks-like-a-pervert” and careened his way into “full-on-stalker” territory.

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Crean’s quickly-deleted tweet read,

“I am doing great. I have been thinking about you alot since last weekend. A whole lot. How are you doing?”

It’s a sincere and personal message that clearly wasn’t meant for his live Twitter feed, instead obviously designed as a direct message. Unfortunately the fat-fingered Hoosier sent these powerfully creepy 21 words into the world.

Crean then followed up with the following two comments on his Twitter feed.

“Sorry. That was to a new recruit. Wish I could tell you who. Sent it by mistake. Don’t panic. Lol. My wife and daughter are laughing at my lack of ability to use technology. Sorry purdue fans, it’s not what you want to think.”

I’m willing to give anyone the benefit of the doubt, but even his explanation lacks credibility. If Crean is sending messages to 17 year-old kids that read “I have been thinking about you a lot… a whole lot”, that might be an even bigger indictment than what Purdue (and Kentucky) fans “want to think”. That is just a really strange thing to say, and an incredibly weird way to word a message to a recruit. It reeks of innuendo and takes Crean one step higher on the creep ladder.

I like to give people the benefit of the doubt, but something certainly seems off about this whole ordeal. That said, he can do whatever he likes in his personal life, as long as it distracts him enough to keep losing to Kentucky.

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About the Author: Corey Tincher is a lifelong Kentucky fan and professional writer who couldn't keep the two worlds apart. He is the lead contributor for and literally wrote the book on the 2012 NCAA Tournament Championship run, Big Blue Articles: Kentucky Basketball in the 2012 NCAA Tournament. Follow @Corey_Tincher on Twitter for more Kentucky news and discussion.

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