Former Ohio State basketball coach Thad Matta could have a new home soon, according to reports.
CBS Sports’ John Rothstein said Matta was a “serious candidate” for the vacant Georgia job and that talks could begin as early as Sunday.
Former Ohio State HC Thad Matta is a serious candidate for the vacancy at Georgia, per multiple sources. Discussions between both sides could begin as early as today.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) March 11, 2018
The school and former head coach Mark Fox decided to part ways on Saturday and the Bulldogs are already on the hunt for a new leader.
Matta last coached with the Buckeyes in 2016/17 and went 17-15 overall and 7-11 in conference, leading to the coach retiring after the season. Before that though, since starting in 2004, he took the school to the NCAA Tournament nine times including getting into the Sweet Sixteen or farther five times.
Former Louisville coach Rick Pitino was also linked to the job.
Been hearing Rick Pitino’s name a lot from trusted sources regarding the Georgia job.
— Jay Williams (@RealJayWilliams) March 11, 2018