Gene Smith, Ohio State's athletic director, said during the press conference that after the season, the plan was to bring Matta back for the 2017-18 season, but due to some losses on the recruiting trail, Smith did not think that the Buckeyes were recruiting well enough to turn this around.
"Thad and I talked about that, we came to a mutual understanding that it was time for a leadership change in our men's basketball program".
"We weren't winning the battles in recruiting that I thought we might have a chance to win, as he did", Smith said.
Matta inherited a program facing a one-year postseason ban and put together a 20-12 season.
Matta is the winningest coach in Ohio State history and led his team to the national title game in 2007.
Matta previously underwent emergency back surgery in 2007 that left him without a fully functioning right foot due to nerve damage. "But honestly my whole focus right now is trying to get healthy".
Matta was also an assistant coach at Indiana State, Butler, Miami University and Western Carolina. The school paid a $650,000 bonus on April 30 as part of that contract.
"While this may be a surprise to many, it's the right thing for our program at this time", Smith said. Matta had dealt with some health issues for years. "And during that conversation, it became apparent to me, that we probably needed to facilitate a change", Smith said. He took the Ohio State job after head coach Jim O'Brien was sacked in the summer of 2004.
The Buckeyes' head coach is calling it a career in Columbus, per a report.
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BAR beat Team Japan by 13 seconds while the Swedish syndicate crushed the already-eliminated Team France by more than two minutes. Earlier, Barker and Team Japan took an important step towards avoiding extinction, with a comprehensive win over France.
Officers from the Greenville Police Department, the Hunt County Sheriff's Office and Texas State Troopers are all investigating. Fidel was a consummate professional and well respected. "Hard working, dedicated and passionate bounty hunter".
The Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada told reporters that the missile reached an unprecedented altitude of 1,245 miles. Prior to this, the system has carried out successful intercepts in nine out of 17 attempts dating back to 1999.
A government soldier takes up position during a patrol along a deserted street in Marawi City , southern Philippines May 27, 2017. Among the civilians killed, eight were men were believed to have been executed and then thrown into a ravine along a highway.
This makes it not only a competitor to the Echo and Home, but also to home audio systems like those offered by Sonos and Bose. Apple concluded its Worldwide Developers Conference keynote on Monday with a sneak peek of an all-new product: The HomePod .
Showers will persist Monday and Monday night with an 80 chance of rain, and could continue into Tuesday , NWS predicts. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Frederick Gaudreau skated into the high slot with no opposition and pumped a wrister by Murray for his second playoff goal. They outplayed the Penguins in the first two games in Pittsburgh , yet returned home down 2-0 after 5-3 and 4-1 defeats.
For the second time since 2014, Castroneves was denied a fourth Indy win and had to settle for a runner-up finish. He's won five times at Indy - two straight and three of the last four - with other drivers behind the wheel.
Castroneves was disappointed to fall short of the four-time winners club - particularly since it was his third runner-up finish. The tub of the vehicle remained intact and the 2008 champion was able to climb out on his own to a roar from the crowd.