Thad Matta out as basketball coach at Ohio State

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Thad Matta said on a Monday, June 5 news conference, that he is out as Ohio State’s basketball coach after 13 seasons.

He said it was a “mutually agreed” decision.

Matta coached the Buckeyes to two Final Fours while he was there from 2005 to 2017. Ohio State finished 21-14 this year.

Matta has been troubled by back pain following surgery complications and walks with a limp. He mentioned “trying to get healthy” as a reason for leaving the job.

His teams won at least 20 games in 12 consecutive seasons. Matta is the school’s career leader in wins and games. He won five regular-season Big Ten titles and four league tournaments, the most championships of any league coach over the last 13 seasons.

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