If I told you Ohio State was going to hire a new basketball coach, someone that, over the next 8 years would go on to:
- Win 20+ games a year
- Win 5 B1G regular season championships, the last 3 in a row (when it had been 12 years since the team last won a title)
- Make 6 B1G tournament title games, win 3 of them, more than any other team during that time
- Qualify for the NCAA tournament 6 of the 7 (eligible) years, and win the NIT championship the season he didn't. With 4 new starters for the 3rd season in a row
- Make 2 Final Fours, and one national championship
And do it the right way, never once committing and NCAA violation (nor will he) and starting the run stated above when the program was on NCAA sanctions for the last asshat of coach.
would you be happy then? I don't know why there is so much hate for Thad Matta today. The man is a top 5 coach in college basketball, hes resume speaks volumes. If winning national championships was easy, everyone would do it. Took Coach K 17 years as a coach, 12 at Duke before he won his first. Took Roy Williams 16 years to win his first, Coach Cal is still searching for his first, Boeheim took 27 years.
If you want to hate on Thad, and everything he's done as a coach for the buckeyes, quit cheering for them. Our program was an afterthought until Thad arrived. He has won and won with class. Give me Coach any day of the week.