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Stars on the bench, if not on the court

Originally Published: June 5, 2012
By Jason King | ESPN.com

Like any longtime head coach, Indiana's Tom Crean rarely takes it personally when a recruit shuns his program for another school.

But on one occasion, he couldn't help himself.

More than 10 years ago, when Crean was at Marquette, a prospect informed the coach that he would be signing elsewhere because he wanted to learn from someone "who had actually played the game."

Crean's on-court career didn't extend past high school.

"I took it as a slight," ...

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