Coach Matta speaks and Ohio State fans smile

Ohio State basketball coach Thad Matta finally decided to respond to the media on the speculation of him leaving OSU to coach at Indiana University. Coach Matta explained how satisfied he is with the Buckeyes and his intention on making this one of the top basketball programs in the country.

Matta, who grew up in Indiana, was mentioned numerous times as a successor to Mike Davis, the current Indiana coach, after Davis announced his intention to leave at the end of the season. Ohio State and Matta did respond to the rumors, citing the coach’s current contract. The contract doesn’t allow Matta to comment on other coaching opportunities.

The University and Buckeye fans should be happy to hear this news. Thad Matta is a welcomed addition to a program that always seemed to find trouble. The current players and recruits admire Matta’s open and honest answers when discussing their futures at Ohio State. Thad Matta was a steal for Ohio State and we should soon be reading about a contract extension in the near future.

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