I agree with him that his program was at "zero." He will struggle to win games this year, about like Georgia did in Felton's second year.
But Crean is building it. He's starting with the fundamentals. Going to class. Playing hard. Indiana will be back.
And they might even make the NCAA's before too long. Not this year. Not next. But soon enough, based on what Crean had to work with when he arrived.
The good thing about Crean's situation is that he has a 10-year deal, the unwaivering support of his school's administration, and he is not hampered by annual scholarship limits. Besides that, Indiana has great basketball tradition, which will help in recruiting.