Mar 14, 2011

Loving Indy

Hello Everyone,

Got pretty lazy with the blog updates! Not sure anyone even looks at this anymore,but in case a few do, a real quick up date!

Morgan and I are back in INDY, and I'm coaching over at Park Tudor! We are playing in Semi-state this coming weekend then hopefully off to the state championship game!

I'm still looking for a college coaching job which hopefully I will get a chance this summer!

Until next time!

Sep 8, 2010

Looking for a Job!

Hello Everyone,

Well The market has not been extremly good to me latley. Like I stated in the last post I am on the job hunt with nothing coming up. I can't say it is linked to lack of trying because I have been sending the resume out every where. I have been trying to get my foot in the door with an entry level DOBO (director of basketball operations) position. As I wait for something to shake loose in the basketball world, I have been spending a lot of time in the Emergency Department.

I have been working with Washington University looking for study participants in the Emergency department. The 8 hours consist of me looking at a computer (the medical board) for older adults who have fallen. I can't say it is my dream job, but it keeps me doing something for the time being.

My Mother, Step-father, and brother visited Morgan and I over Labor day weekend. The trip was really nice even though it did not go as planned. We had tried to go to grant's farm which is where the founders of -Bush lived. The wait to get in was going to be way to long. We did however get to tour the Anheuser-Bush factory which is a nice tour. The famous BBQ place I wanted to take them to also had a very long wait to it. We had to settle for a local brewery restaurant.

That's the update and if anyone has any job leads for me please let me know!!!

Until next time

This is BC gone for now

Aug 11, 2010

I guess the honeymoon is comming to an end?!

Hello Everyone,

It has been a very interesting and unbelievable summer. I would have to categorize this as one of the best ever. I’m not even sure how to type about everything.
I guess I could start with my bachelor party in Vegas. Where 14 of us stayed in a $9,000 a night Penthouse (just so happened to be the same one Mariah Carey stayed in the week before.) It came complete with a pool table, 4 flat screen tv’s, and a hot tub on the balcony (only the 58th floor). I guess I should add that everyone only paid $200 total for two nights! Some of you might find this a little boring so I will move on.

I followed that trip up with my first visit to Wrigley Field. A former teammate of mine at Butler University was getting married in June and had his bachelor party in Chicago.10 hotdogs and who knows how many beers later, I was about to have the night to forget or remember depending on how you look at it. After watching the Cubs get killed by the cardinals from our rooftop tickets I Preceded to lose my credit card, my sunglasses, and had the biggest Margarita bowl I had ever seen for my birthday that was still 3 weeks away. Follow all that with a 2 AM cab ride where the taxi driver decided to show me every part of Chi town except the part where I was staying. Those two trips together made me lay pretty low until my wedding.

I wish I could tell you some unbelievable details or stories from my wedding, but it all when by so fast. I must say I had an unbelievable time visiting with friends and family. Everyone seemed to love the all you could eat pizza, sliders, and Paradise CafĂ© cookies. That is everyone except for me since I maybe got one each. Many commented on the relax atmosphere and us not having many traditional wedding things (like a CAKE). Of course you can’t have a wedding without a honeymoon.

We went to Hermitage Bay Antigua for our honeymoon. It was an amazing resort that was part jungle part beach. My man Carlton hooked us up for the 7 days with plenty of good food and drinks. Our room was on the side of the mountain with our own infinity pool overlooking the ocean. The downside to the resort was it was almost too relaxing, I needed a little more action. The bugs weren’t the best either.

Now that you are pretty much caught up on my summer of a lifetime I will give you the current dirt. I have a couple more weddings to attend before the summer is completely over, one being my oldest brother Loren’s. I have been working on the best man speech and I hope it turns out alright.

I have been working two part time jobs in St. Louis with Washington University. I have been trying to nab a job in the sports field, mainly looking for coaching jobs. The market for that is about as bad as the market for a versatile swing player. I have not had many looks to play again overseas. I’m kind of at a crossroads where I’m ready to give up playing, but nothing is on the other side of that yet.
Hopefully this quick recap gives you enough to naw on for the time being. The next report will hopefully have me back overseas with a good job or in the USA coaching some young kids on the game of basketball!

I almost forgot to tell you about the new edition to the newly formed Crone family. That is our lovely Great dane puppy RIZZO! who gets bigger by the day!
Until next time,
This is BC gone for now

Apr 19, 2010

Finally settling down!!

Hello Everyone,

Well I have finally had a chance to sit down and finally write a little bit. It has been pretty crazy couple of weeks with, the quick exit of the kings from playoffs, Butler playing for the national championship, trying to visit with all the family and friends, and moving to St. Louis.

I guess I need to touch on the playoff loss in Sweden. The season ended so quickly. We won the first game of playoffs in Solna pretty decisively and then we never won another game. We ran up against a team that was playing and shooting unbelievably. They had a lot of veterans and they used their experience and we just didn’t have enough fire power to stay with them. We played one bad game, but we had trouble scoring all series. It was a little weird sitting in the locker room after the last loss realizing it was all over. We had hopes of going farther especially riding the 8 game win streak into playoffs, and then it was all over! I really only had 2 good games out of four! Ironically the first and the last which were both also on TV! I really didn’t shoot well all series, but was somewhat effective in other areas. I defiantly wish we had a better series and a different ending (with us winning), but it did open up another opportunity for me to experience another unique and unbelievable event.

If you didn’t know by now that my alma-matter Butler University played for the National Championship in basketball. Since we lost my coach and team made an unbelievable effort to get me home for it. Since they made that effort and got me home I didn’t have a chance to give proper goodbyes or thank you to many of the people involved with the club. So I guess if any of them read this I would like to THANK YOU. I have had two really good seasons in Sodertalje and have met some really good people. The thing above all else is I also got paid (HAHA).

Man I’m not even sure I can put in words how awesome it was for Butler to play in our hometown of Indianapolis for the CHAMPIONSHIP. So many people have come through the program giving time and effort along with sweat and tears. To see all that accumulate into playing for the title was just surreal. I was able to visit and hang out with many former players during the whole weekend. The Butler University program is such a small family and full of such good people that it made this event even more enjoyable. They had a brunch for alumni which were free for past players. The food was excellent and my former coach Todd Lickliter gave a very good speech. They had all former players go down and talk with the team before they played MSU. It was a surprise for all. We took a group photo and Coach Stevens gave a quick speech.

One of the coolest moments for me was that both my mother and father got to attend the event as well. My mom went to Saturday’s game while my father went to the national championship game. Although I wish the result for the game was different here as well, but the pathway that this group Butler Bulldogs players just opened up is remarkable.

I have moved to St. Louis with my fiancee before our wedding in June. I am hoping to meet with some of the college coaches here and possibly opening up a position of some kind even if it is volunteer. Morgan has a job that she loves until at least September. So I have a couple of months to see what happens here in St. Louis. We have a nice 2 bedroom apartment about 5 minutes of downtown and right by forest park. It is in a great location if only it could be Indianapolis!!!

I Guess this is the last blog update until after the honeymoon!!! Going to be a great summer with Kentucky derby, Las Vegas, cubs rooftop tickets, couple of other weddings to attend, plus my OWN WEDDING (AND HONEYMOON)!!

Until next time!

This is BC gone for now

Apr 5, 2010

Crazy Time

It has been a very crazy time with Butler in the national championship and the bad end to the season in Sweden! I will be touching on all these areas next week when i get a minute to stop and put all the thoughts and experiences down!!

Mar 21, 2010

Going for GOLD!

Hello Everyone,

We finished off the season right with another 2 wins, running our current win streak to 8 games. We also secured 5th place for the playoffs which should set up a nice matchup for us in the playoffs.I had two more strong games and am going into the playoffs with a lot of confidence. Playoffs start on Tuesday for us in Stockholm against Solna. I must say I’m pretty excited as this will be my first playoff series as a professional. The first year I got injured 3 weeks before them and last year of course we left early due to the money situation.

The solna series will not be an easy one as they have two really good guards that can hit shots from anywhere at any time, and they also have two big guys that try and control the boards. It is a best of five series rotating away-home every game. Hopefully we can get off to a great start and steal the first one on Tuesday.

Until next time

This is BC gone for now

Mar 14, 2010

We will have the six pack please.... OF WINS!

Hello Everyone,

It has been a nice couple of weeks. Of course 6 wins in a row will help that out, but the sun has been shining a lot. Spring fever is creeping in on me. I have been told that it has hit the 60’s a couple times at home. We have not been that lucky yet, but we have hit 41 degrees. Even with about 7 days of straight sunshine we still have 3 or 4 inches of snow left on the ground. I guess it is more like ice now as it melts during the day and refreezes at night. The walk to the gym has become about 100 times more dangerous with all the black ice.

Both games were on the road this week, one in Stockholm and the other in Sundsvall. 08 which is the team name in Stockholm was a big game for us not because of the standings, but because how bad they embarrassed us on national TV and at home the last time (Minus Will, Boka, and myself). It was more of a pride game where we really wanted to beat them, but not act like jackasses in the process. The game was back and forth and we really did not play all that well in the first half and we broke it open in the second half after a big play. I would say it was probably my best defensive play of the year. I knocked the ball away from the guy and as we were both chasing after it he had a step on me and was blocking me off. So I dove under him and was able to come up with the ball after it rolled to the corner on our offensive end, I then passed it to our center who scored and got an and 1! After that they received a technical foul and it ended up being about a 7 point swing. I finished the game with 17 points,6 boards, and 4 steals along with a couple more dives!!! The win knocked them out of having a chance of making the playoffs which I cannot say that I am to sad about. I received player of the game which came with 6 coupons for a free sub at subway. The only problem is they would not accept them in the subway in Sodertalje. Might have to bring them back to the states and try them since they are in English!

The second game was in Sundsvall which was about a 3 in a half hour train ride. When we arrived in Sundsvall we ate at the railway saloon right next to the train station. It was an old western theme restaurant that had American and Texas flags hanging up all over. Budweiser boxes and animal heads also lined the walls. For a minute it felt like I had just walked into a Texas roadhouse back at home. The food was really good, but the game was even better.

The game was similar to the 08 where it was back and forth in the first half and we were down 3 at half. I had my best half of the season scoring 20 in the first half. We picked up the pressure in the second really playing good defense and causing them to have a ton of turnovers. I finished the game with 25 and 4 assists. We got a very big road win which keeps us in the running for fifth place. They have a player on their team that played with me last time I was here, so we went and visited with him and his family after the game.

We finish the season this week with one home game and one away game. The home game is against Gothia which will determine 5th and 6th place. The other one is in jamtland which may not have a lot riding on the game so some of us may not sit. We will be gearing up for playoffs the following week.

Until Next Time!

This is BC gone for now