Enjoy some of our favorite Thad Matta moments

Enjoy some of our favorite Thad Matta moments

Ohio State announced Monday afternoon that Thad Matta is out as the men’s basketball coach.

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Matta, who arrived in Columbus, Ohio, before the 2004-05 season, led the Buckeyes to five Big Ten regular-season titles and four Big Ten tourney crowns, all while amassing a 337-123 record.

The Hoopeston, Illinois, native had his best season in 2006-07, when, behind the heralded recruiting class of Greg Oden, Mike Conley and Daequan Cook, Matta led Ohio State to the national final; he also coached the Buckeyes to the 2012 Final Four.

Here are seven fun Matta moments from the BTN era.

The time he quoted “Semi Pro” …

The time he recited a funny Mark Titus quip …

The time he decided he was still a player …

The time he was pretty stoic after Evan Turner’s game-winner …

The time he was resourceful with his gum …

The time he was proud of his gum …

The time he talked about his beard after breaking Ohio State’s wins record …


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