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Thad Matta is done at Ohio State


The Thad Matta era at Ohio State is over. After 13 seasons, the Buckeyes just announced they are parting ways with Matta, effective immediately. In a press conference, Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith insisted this was his decision, and Matta agreed to it. Even though Matta is only 49, he’s battled health issues for several years following a botched back surgery. He’s the winningest coach in Ohio State basketball history, reaching two Final Fours and five Sweet 16s, but the Buckeyes have stalled in recent years, missing the last two NCAA Tournaments.

So…who can Ohio State get this late in the game? Can they pry Chris Mack from Xavier? Snag Gregg Marshall from Wichita State? Or will they have to resort to, dare I say it…



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9 Comments for Thad Matta is done at Ohio State

  1. Shagaris Sock Puppet
    2:41 pm June 5, 2017 Permalink

    They have never really turned it on since the 2011 tourney game when Jorts tattoed spalding on Sullinger. Never really like Matta and dont even have a reason, guess OSU being OSU. Good luck to him in the future because the guy can definitely recruit and back problems are no bueno!

  2. bigtaters6957
    2:43 pm June 5, 2017 Permalink

    Odd timing. At this point they would be smarter to just have an interim coach for the year and look to make a hire after next season. Mack has a better team at Xavier next year, as does Marshall at WS, and no one else is worth the multiyear deal right now.

  3. nicky
    2:43 pm June 5, 2017 Permalink

    Probably a victim of his own sucess

  4. nicky
    2:44 pm June 5, 2017 Permalink

    Success of course

  5. JTHinton
    2:49 pm June 5, 2017 Permalink

    Best OSU Coach but a change was needed, after the 2012 final four when they blew their lead vs Kansas they haven’t been the same

  6. ArtSmass
    2:50 pm June 5, 2017 Permalink

    That guy is 49!!!??? For some reason I was thinking he was in his 60s.

    If they ever make a movie about Karl Malden, Matta would have to get a serious look for the part.

  7. kuhlkat
    2:55 pm June 5, 2017 Permalink

    Me too…49???
    Holy hell

    3:02 pm June 5, 2017 Permalink

    Thanks Thad for a making this 49 year -old look 30 by comparison.