Thad Matta: Ohio State and coach splitting up after 13 seasons

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Thad Matta will no longer coach the Ohio State Buckeyes basketball team. AD Gene Smith noted in the press conference that they will conduct a thorough national search, so that should be getting underway immediately - if it hasn't already. He won five Big Ten regular-season titles and four Big Ten tournament titles.

Matta inherited a program facing a one-year postseason ban and put together a 20-12 season.

Matta spent 13 seasons as the head man in Columbus, and overall, his tenure was rather successful. It culminated in a 17-15 year in 2016-17 and, since the season has ended, the Buckeyes have lost JaQuan Lyle to a transfer, Trevor Thompson to the professional ranks and saw their prized 2018 recruit, Darius Bazley, decommit.

Matta, who just completed his 13th season with the Buckeyes, is 337-123. Here are nine reasons why Mack should resist the Buckeyes job and stay exactly where he is, should Ohio State come calling.

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Matta's been plagued by health issues, including back surgery that led to issues with his right foot.

"This has been probably the greatest 13 years of my life", Matta said.

But in recent years, Ohio State has fallen from the Big Ten elite.

"We weren't winning the battles in recruiting that I thought we might have a chance to win, as he did", Smith said.

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But the Buckeyes hit a rough patch the past two seasons.

Ohio State is still deeply involved with a handful of five-star prospects in the 2018 recruiting class, but five-star offensive tackle Jackson Carman of Fairfield, Ohio is the most important one.

Matta held back tears as he said he was leaving.

Ohio State will now move on and try to find a quality replacement for Matta. "And that to me is something I'm going to hang my hat on, that this program was run the right way". "Besides wins and losses, he (Matta) has set a standard with culture and how we do things the right way".

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