Former Ohio State head coach Thad Matta has been connected to multiple jobs this off-season. One has apparently offered him a big contract.
Matta was down at Georgia this week, after the Dawgs let go head coach Mark Fox after nine years. It was the second SEC program that he has visited.
Earlier in the off-season, he was spotted in Oxford, Mississippi. The Ole Miss job opened up during the season with the resignation of head coach Andy Kennedy.
He is reportedly no longer a candidate to coach the Rebels. It is unclear which side backed away.
Matta has also been floated for the Pitt job, though it doesn’t seem like there’s as much traction there. The Panthers are the biggest profile hoops program from that list, but really bottomed out under former head coach Kevin Stallings.
UGA could be the spot for Matta, though. According to a new report, the Dawgs have made a big time offer to the former Buckeyes head coach.
DawgNation reports that Thad Matta has been offered a five year, $15 million contract:
After spending a second straight day in Athens, Thad Matta is back home in Indianapolis contemplating a five-year contract offer from Georgia worth at least $15 million to become its next basketball coach. A decision could come as soon as later today.
Matta, the former Ohio State head coach, spent a second straight day in Athens on Tuesday, touring Stegeman Coliseum and other facilities. He was with his wife, Barbara, and the couple flew home to Indianapolis on Tuesday night.
According to the report, that figure would make Thad Matta the second-highest paid head coach in the conference. Only John Calipari makes more, based on 2017-18 figures.
Matta taking this job would definitely make a big splash right before the start of the NCAA Tournament Round of 64. At Ohio State, he won five Big Ten regular season titles, four Big Ten Tournaments, made the Final Four twice, and has won 74-percent of his games as head coach, with a record of 439-154.