Tom Crean brought a special guest with him to Indiana’s press conference after a win over Minnesota on Sunday night.
That’s Brian Jones, a die-hard Hoosier fan who is battling ALS.
“I met Brian in a hospice a few weeks ago,” Crean said. “I visited with him and his family. I learned a little bit about him before I went there. I know Brian is an absolute diehard Indiana fan for a long time, as his family has been.”
“This is something I’ve had planned. He didn’t know it. But when he would be able to get here, we’re going to do this press conference together.”