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Roth repeated that at no time did he feel he wasn't in communication with Crean and the basketball staff about his situation. He said answers he gave to questions about whether he spoke with Crean at one specific point in time were misconstrued as a comment on the overall situation in some recent articles.
"There were conversations," Roth said. "They did a great job. They tried in every way to make it possible for me to return. I knew it would take a lot of things that nobody could control. I can't say enough about the way they helped me in job pursuits. I know behind the scenes, they've done a lot of great things to help me in the interview process. They've really been there and helped me as I've tried to find a job, and they've helped me try to find a job in the location where my fiance and I want to be as we start our lives."
"[After the season], I had several talks with the coaches," Roth said. "I was very aware there were several things that would have to happen for a scholarship to open up with the recruiting success IU is having and the return of IU basketball to where it should be. I was well aware of all that. They did everything in their power. There were a lot of things they could not control. I was well aware of that."