STATE OF TEXAS )
COUNTY OF DALLAS )
POWER OF ATTORNEY
Know all men by these presents, that I, EDWARD R. MCMURPHY, a Director of CROWN GROUP, INC., a
Texas corporation, do constitute and appoint MARK D. SLUSSER my true and lawful attorney-in-fact, with full
power of substitution, for me in any and all capacities, to sign, pursuant to the requirements of the Securities and
Exchange Act of 1934, the Annual Report on Form 10-K for CROWN GROUP, INC. for the fiscal year ended
April 30, 2000 and to file the same with the Securities and Exchange Commission and National Association of
Securities Dealers, Inc., together with all exhibits thereto and other documents in connection therewith, and to
sign on my behalf and in my stead, in any and all capacities, any amendments to said Annual Report,
incorporating such changes as said attorney-in-fact deems appropriate, hereby ratifying and confirming all that
said attorney-in-fact, or his substitute or substitutes may do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 18th day of July, 2000.
Before me this 18th day of July, 2000, came EDWARD R. MCMURPHY, personally known to me, who in my
presence did sign and seal the above and foregoing Power of Attorney and acknowledged the same as his true
act and deed.
/s/ Edward R. McMurphy
EDWARD R. MCMURPHY
/s/ Jeanna Couch