Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 8/3/12

Tom Crean sent an awkward tweet on Friday that he claims was a message intended for a recruit. The note was extremely personal and can look really bad if viewed in the wrong context.

A screenshot of the tweet (since deleted) is below, along with two follow-up tweets he sent soon after to clarify:

If you place that tweet in the context of Crean responding to a recruit interested in the Indiana basketball program, then it makes plenty of sense. But if you view it in the context of people involved in athletics cheating/flirting with other women — which is not uncommon these days — then it looks terrible.

Crean has always come across to me as a high character coach. I believe him when he says that note was intended for a recruit, and he does strike me as the type of coach who would tell a recruit he’s been thinking about them a lot.

H/T The Big Lead, screenshot via Deadspin

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