Thad Matta has been offered the head coaching job at Georgia, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein. Matta, the former Ohio State basketball head coach, reportedly began talks with the Bulldogs shortly after the job opened up over the weekend.
Matta is expected to make a decision within 24 hours, according to Rothstein.
Thad Matta reportedly offered Georgia basketball job
Georgia has offered its head coaching vacancy to former Ohio State head coach Thad Matta, per multiple sources. Decision expected in the next 24 hours.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) March 13, 2018
Matta and Ohio State parted ways in June 2017 after the coach spent 13 seasons on the Buckeyes’ sideline. Matta made nine NCAA Tournaments with the Buckeyes, won or tied for five Big Ten regular-season titles and went to the 2012 Final Four. Matta, however, failed to take Ohio State to the NCAA Tournament in either of his final two seasons.
Georgia’s job is open after the school fired coach Mark Fox on Saturday. The Bulldogs finished the 2017-18 season with an 18-15 record, and the program has made the NCAA Tournament just once in the last seven seasons.
Matta, 50, also reportedly met with Ole Miss officials about the coaching opening in Oxford, Miss.