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Mike Brown Considered Candidate For Ohio State Job

Jun 8, 2017 12:35 PM

Ohio State is considering pursuing Mike Brown for their head coaching vacancy.

The Buckeyes parted ways with Thad Matta this week and appeared close to hiring Greg McDermott but he has decided to remain at Creighton.

Fred Hoiberg has also been linked to the job.

No contact has been made yet with Brown.

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Ohio State Parts Ways With Thad Matta

Jun 5, 2017 2:05 PM

Ohio State has parted ways with Thad Matta as head coach.

Matta, whose tenure spanned 13 seasons (2005-2017) is the all-time leader in wins (337) and games coached (460) in Ohio State history.

A national search for the next Ohio State head coach will begin immediately. 

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Greg Oden Done Playing Basketball, Returns To Ohio State As Student-Coach

Oct 28, 2016 9:06 AM

Greg Oden has returned to Ohio State as a student-coach.

Oden played in China last season after dealing with a number of injuries in the NBA. Oden underwent multiple microfracture knee surgeries and other issues. Oden last played in the NBA during the 13-14 season with the Miami Heat.

"I wanted to stay around basketball and coach gave me a lifeline to be here," Oden told the Indianapolis Star on Thursday. "To give me something to do with my afternoons.

"I'm still trying to figure out my life. Since I've been in fourth grade, all I've known was basketball. I'm just trying to better myself and work on my degree and set something up for the future of my family."

Oden is now 28 and acknowledges his playing career is over.

"I wish," Oden told the Star. "It's over."

Oden was the first overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft, leaving Ohio State after his freshman season. Oden is now a sophomore in college and majoring in the sports industry.

"I wouldn't say I regret anything," Oden said. "I would say I just wish I did things better."

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