McClain hired as third assistant

Steve McClain

Former Colorado assistant coach and Wyoming head coach Steve McClain has been hired as an assistant coach at Indiana to replace the departed Roshown McLeod, Indiana coach Tom Crean confirmed Wednesday.

Preliminary plans are for McClain to be introduced at a press conference Friday.

McClain has been an assistant coach at Colorado for the last three years. He was a favorite for the head coaching position left vacant by Jeff Bzdelik, who went to Wake Forest, but became available when Colorado hired Tad Boyle.

More information to come.

23 comments

  1. Congratulations and welcome, Steve.

    This seems like an intelligent and well-thought-out hire. It’ll be good to have another high energy coach on the bench whose views and philosophies more closely alighn with our head coach’s.

    I’m excited to see how he helps us.

  2. I am admittedly not up on my Colorado basketball knowledge. Anyone know what kind of system they ran? Type of players they had at each position?

    Just trying to get a better feel what this guy truly brings besides the generic stats that get thrown out like record and he was top assistant. What does he enjoy coaching/whats his group of choice to work with?

  3. ▲ Way to welcome a new guy to Indiana…You do a
    world of good for Hoosier hospitality.

  4. This looks to be a great hire. I like the experience. Don’t know how bringing recruits affects the scholly situation…any thoughts?

  5. Welcome Coach McClain to IU and Bloomington. You will love it here! The goal is to win 20 in 2010-11. We have some very good talent. But now we have to DO IT!

  6. Welcome to Coach McClain. Unlike the vast minority, the rest of us are anxious to let you get to work and help IU get back to where we belong.

    Head coaching experience. Winning record. Worked under a guy with NBA experience who’s going to the ACC. Reportedly has high energy. Kids wanted him to take the vacated job opening. What’s not to like?

  7. I guess that was supposed to be the breaking news.
    What a joke.I was hoping that IU would fire the taned one crean.IU will never win with this guy,Hire someone with indiana ties.

  8. 4guards:

    Did you know that other programs have won games?

    A lot of games?

    Without any “Indiana ties?”

    You can look it up.

  9. Larry,
    Most of these comments , including the one you are complaining about did not come from me. More of the posts under 4guards come from somebody else than they do me.
    Go find Moe and Curley.

  10. Hoagland, all I can say I’ve heard about Colorado is Bzdelik ran a Princeton sytle offense. But, their best player was Alec Burks…Big 12 Freshman of the Year and Freshman All American (17 ppg, 5 rpg, 2 apg) and I’ve read that he wanted McClain to be promoted to the head job and is considering transferring. Of course, there was inference that he would follow Coach McClain. No idea how much of that is true.

  11. It really hurts me to think that IU did something right…I am going to keep quiet until something bad happens, then I will be here 24/7 to remind everyone how I knew it would happen and I am always right…

  12. Again, not me…just my 11 year old impostor. And for the record, Tan Cream the sausage has done nothing right here. This guy is a loser.

  13. I almost forgot Chet. For those that can’t remember…Chet provided the ladies for a day of escape from the Scoop asylum.

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