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Thursday, July 06, 2017 8:50 pm

Crean writes letter of appreciation to IU community

CHRIS GOFF | The Journal Gazette

Tom Crean has kept himself busy since being let go by Indiana in March. On Thursday, IU's former coach used his Twitter account to publish a letter of appreciation to the Hoosiers' fans and staff as well as the city of Bloomington.

Below is the text of Crean's note, which was signed also in the name of his wife, Joani, and their three children:

Bloomington and Hoosier Nation,

We want to thank you all for being a part of our last 9 years. We have been blessed to have spent 18 years at 2 tremendous schools and fan bases. We have raised our kids in Milwaukee and Bloomington. We want to thank all the support we have received the past 3 1/2 months via texts, letters, notes, emails and kind words wherever we have been! Thank you to all the fans of Hoosier Nation who have supported Indiana basketball through your passion and commitment to your team. Thank you to our school families, church families, sports families and community friends! Thank you to our neighbors for your friendship and support. And a special thanks to all the players, parents, coaches, staff and our IU basketball family. We look forward to following you all as you continue your journey!

Tom, Joani, Megan, Riley and Ainsley Crean