After 13 years of coaching basketball at Ohio State, Thad Matta was officially relived of his duties as the Buckeyes head basketball coach yesterday. News of this possibility broke yesterday afternoon by a very highly unlikely source.
BREAKING - Thad Matta will be stepping down as OSU basketball coach today per sources (please credit PMT if we're right) pic.twitter.com/z2rPZfTkW5
— Pardon My Take (@PardonMyTake) June 5, 2017
Let's see what the rest of the world was saying about this unexpected news.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 5, 2017
Thad Matta has resigned effective immediately. His greatest accomplishment was keeping Greg Oden healthy for an entire season.
— The Fake ESPN (@TheFakeESPN) June 5, 2017
Thad Matta is a coaches coach. He did it the right way & won at the highest level. Respected by both his peers & players. @OhioStateHoops
— Seth Greenberg (@SethOnHoops) June 5, 2017
Thad Matta was always accessible, genuine and a gentleman. He's been so brave, dealing with immense pain while coaching @OhioStateHoops
— Andy Katz (@TheAndyKatz) June 5, 2017
Say what you want about Thad Matta but this speaks for itself pic.twitter.com/91im46yDPy
— Zach Fleer (@ZachFleer270) June 5, 2017
Thad Matta raised the bar for Buckeye basketball-one of the best that has ever done it!! Now, Barabara has a honey dew list for you!!!
— Jim Jackson (@jimjackson419) June 5, 2017
Remember when Indiana hired Archie Miller back in April but Ohio State waited until June to push Thad Matta out? Good times.
— Andrew Lind (@AndrewMLind) June 5, 2017
"This has been the greatest 13 years of my life..." -Thad Matta
— Ohio State Buckeyes (@OhioStAthletics) June 5, 2017
Last couple years have been rough but we can't forget what Thad Matta accomplished before that. Best of luck to him in the future!
— tOSURecruiting (@tOSURecruiting) June 5, 2017
A waste of time thinking Sean Miller / Shaka Smart r interested in Buckeyes job / get real go after @TomCrean https://t.co/gtHG3jcAXZ
— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) June 6, 2017
Thad Matta is out as #OhioState's basketball coach..effectively immediately. Wow.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) June 5, 2017
Thad Matta and Tom Izzo each won 337 games since the beginning of Matta's tenure at Ohio State in 2004. Matta lost seven less games.
— Zach Fleer (@ZachFleer270) June 6, 2017
Matta was 337-123 and took the Buckeyes to two Final Four appearances during his 13 year tenure at Ohio State. Because of his health issues it is not apparent if Matta will coach again somewhere else. Although he is still only 49 years old.