Former Ohio State males’s basketball coach Thad Matta advised ESPN that he has withdrawn his identify from consideration for Georgia’s head-coaching job.
Matta met with Georgia officers twice this previous week and was supplied the place, sources advised ESPN. Matta additionally met with officers at Ole Miss earlier this month.
Georgia just lately fired coach Mark Fox, who went to 2 NCAA tournaments in 9 seasons. Fox was 163-133 at Georgia.
“It was the most difficult decision because Georgia is a tremendous opportunity for a coach to build a great program,” Matta advised ESPN. “Unfortunately, I just don’t feel that I am completely ready at this point to give [Georgia athletic director] Greg McGarity and the University of Georgia what they deserve. It’s truly a special place, and he is a tremendous leader I would have loved to work for.”
Matta, 50, took this previous season off after being fired by Ohio State in June. He spent 13 seasons with the Buckeyes and took this system to the nationwide title recreation in 2007, the Final Four in 2012 and the Elite Eight in 2013.