OK, I will buy your point that Stevens was an unknown. I missed that when I posted.I see reading comprehension isn’t your strong suit. I said”at the time”. In 2008/2009 Crean absolutely had the better resume. Stevens was an unknown. He was an assistant for years. You must’ve had a crystal ball. They literally got hired 1 year apart.
However, I believe that you may be disregarding the other part of my post. The 'baggage' that Crean brought to IU that made him not a good fit. I believe that that is also part of his resume...just not his won/loss record.
But while discussing your post...I don't think that I have reading comprehension problems. I think that IU settled on Crean because of the problem IU had getting qualified head coaches to take us seriously after botching transitions for a decade.