Decided to do a little research on the career record of Matt Painter at Purdue without the Baby Boilers vs Crean's record at IU without Zeller. What I found is interesting.
Matt Painters career record in seasons without the Baby Boilers at Purdue:
61-59 1 NCAA appearance. 1-1 in NCAA tournament.
Tom Crean's career record in seasons without Cody Zeller while at IU:
42-75. 0 tournament appearances. Inevitable loss of job after end of next year.
I understand as a Purdue homer I'm a bit biased, but is there a worse coach in the conference than Tom Crean?
all comfortably ahead of him
all appear to be better in game coaches with less talent already.
Maybe he is better than Groce?