Ohio State has made an offer to Creighton basketball coach Greg McDermott to become the next head coach of the Buckeyes men’s basketball team, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.
Ohio State has offered job to Creighton’s Greg McDermott, source told ESPN. Two sides met tonight.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) June 8, 2017
It was previously reported by Goodman that Ohio State had expressed interest in McDermott and planned to meet with him Wednesday night. The Ohio State coaching job has been vacant since June 5, when former head coach Thad Matta was fired after 13 years in Columbus.
McDermott, who has coached at Creighton since signing a 10-year deal in 2010, has led the Bluejays to the NCAA Tournament four times since arriving in Omaha. McDermott owns a 445-276 all-time record in his 23-year career as a head coach, with previous stints at Iowa State, Northern Iowa, and several other schools.
Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg had also sparked interest from the Buckeyes, but told the Chicago Tribune Wednesday that he has “no intention of leaving” Chicago.