Butler announced that Thad Matta would be men's basketball coach Sunday, April 3. His first order of business was meeting the remaining players. He had little idea what to expect, Matta said on the Field of 68 podcast. "I remember I was coming to meet with the team on a...
INDIANAPOLIS — Thad Matta walked out of Hinkle Fieldhouse his head hanging, his bag slung over his shoulder, his mind swirling. He took off toward his dorm room in Ross Hall. It was 1987 and Matta was a transfer to Butler basketball from Southern Illinois. The campus was hopping that day. Students were laughing on...
Greg Oden and Jon Diebler join Thad Matta at Butler, and what we know about Ohio State's defense | Locked On Buckeyes
Greg Oden and Jon Diebler told Thad Matta they'd join their former coach at Butler. That and more on Locked On Buckeyes.
It’s an Ohio State reunion party at Butler. Thad Matta, the Buckeyes’ former head coach, is hiring two former OSU stars to his staff. Matta is reportedly bringing on Greg Oden and Jon Diebler at Butler. It’s currently unclear what role each will have on his staff.
INDIANAPOLIS – Connor Turnbull is sticking with the Butler Bulldogs. The 6-10 center, who had been the lone player in Butler’s 2022 basketball signing class, announced Wednesday on social media he was re-committing to the program. He had reopened his recruitment after coach LaVall Jordan was fired and succeeded by Thad Matta. ...
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Thad Matta recently returned to coaching for the first time since he was coaching the Ohio State basketball team back in the 2016-17 season. He is now at Butler where he previously coached for one season. He is filling out his new coaching staff quickly. Two former Ohio State basketball...
After stepping away from the head coaching ranks for five years, Thad Matta is ready to get back on the sidelines. The former Buckeyes leader recently took the job at Butler, a gig he had for one season before moving on to Xavier and, eventually, Ohio State. Matta stepped down...
Butler head men's basketball coach Thad Matta is hiring Greg Oden to the Bulldogs’ support staff, according to a report Tuesday by David Woods of the IndyStar. Matta coached Oden — a Lawrenceville, Indiana, native — at Ohio State during the 2006-07 season. Matta is also bringing aboard Jon Diebler, according to the report.
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Thad Matta adds former NBA No. 1 overall pick Greg Oden, Jon Diebler to Butler basketball support staff
Greg Oden and Jon Diebler, both former Ohio State players under coach Thad Matta, are joining Matta’s staff at Butler.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Thad Matta’s new staff at Butler will have a significant Ohio State basketball presence. IndyStar’s David Woods reported Tuesday that Matta has hired former Buckeye stars Greg Oden and Jon Diebler to his support staff. Both played on Final Four teams under Matta during his tenure as the Buckeyes’ all-time winningest coach.
Thad Matta is back in college basketball, and a couple of his former Buckeye players are joining him. The former Ohio State coach is bringing some Buckeye flavor to his new staff as Ohio State greats Greg Oden and Jon Diebler are set to join Matta’s staff at Butler.
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Former No. 1 overall NBA Draft pick Greg Oden is getting back in the game. On Tuesday, News 8 confirmed Oden will join Thad Matta’s basketball staff at Butler University in a role that will likely center on recruiting. The official position is expected to be confirmed later this offseason.
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis-to-Ohio State-to-Indianapolis connection continues for Butler basketball. Greg Oden and Jon Diebler, both former Ohio State players under coach Thad Matta, are joining Matta’s Butler staff, sources confirmed to IndyStar. Oden, 34, a former national player of the year and IndyStar Mr. Basketball at Lawrence...