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Report: Tom Crean Finalizing Deal To Be Georgia Head Coach

Tom Crean during ESPN segment.

Tom Crean looks to be headed back to the college coaching ranks. This time, he'll be in the SEC.

Crean is finalizing an agreement to become the next coach at Georgia, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. He'll be taking over for Mark Fox.

Georgia reportedly tried to hire former Ohio State coach Thad Matta, but Matta turned the Bulldogs down. Now, they've set their sights on Crean.

Crean spent the last year working as an analyst with ESPN after being dismissed from Indiana. He was also the head coach at Marquette from 1999-2008.

Crean will take over a Georgia program that went 18-15 this season. Fox took the Bulldogs to the NCAA Tournament twice in nine seasons, last in 2015.

For his head coaching career, Crean is 356-231. He reached the Final Four with Marquette in 2003 and went to three Sweet Sixteen's at Indiana.

Crean also won two outright Big Ten regular season titles with the Hoosiers, in 2013 and 2016. He was let go following an 18-16 season and first-round NIT loss last year.

It will be interesting to see how Crean fares in the SEC. He can coach, but is very much a Midwesterner now thrown into the South.