Thad Matta out as basketball coach at Ohio State

  • Thad Matta out as basketball coach at Ohio State

Thad Matta out as basketball coach at Ohio State

Creighton head coach Greg McDermott is meeting with Ohio State on Wednesday to discuss its vacancy after Thad Matta's departure.

ESPN's Jeff Goodman was first to report the news.

This is the second straight year that Williams has been rumored to leave Blacksburg to lead another program, after many considered Buzz to be a leading candidate for the Oklahoma State job last offseason.

The 52-year-old Creighton head coach is 165-81 (.671) in seven seasons with the Bluejays.

The Ohio State basketball program is working quickly to replace Thad Matta as its head coach.

Greg McDermott did not fly back to Columbus with Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith. He won five Big Ten regular-season titles and four Big Ten tournament titles. "As we started talking about it Friday, the flow of the conversation took me to the realization as I said to him, 'This might be the time to make a leadership change, ' and he agreed".

It remains unclear exactly where or when Ohio State's coaching search will end. "But I'm coach of the Bulls and have no intention of leaving". The Jays finished 25-10 this past sdeason and lost to Rhode Island in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. The Bluejays have made the NCAA Tournament four of the past six seasons.