OSU to hold afternoon press conference with Thad Matta & (AD) Gene Smith

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Ohio State has agreed to deal with Butler’s Chris Holtmann, sources told ESPN. It’s an 8-year deal. News conference not expected today. -- @GoodmanESPN
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Looks like it's going to be Holtmann. That's a better hire than McDermott.
 

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You must be kidding if you think there is no "babysitting" in the NBA. You think you are dealing with kids with big egos in the NCAA? In the NBA you might have the entire team give up on the coach, and it's not all that uncommon.
I didn't say "no babysitting." Maybe overstated, since babysitting will frequently be necessary when dealing with massive egos no matter what the age or profession, but the amount of babysitting needed for 18-21 year-olds will, all things being equal, be much greater than a team of ostensibly more mature men. An NBA coach doesn't have to have someone following players to class or stay up at night wondering if they will do something embarrassing to the program or do something completely out of character that could damage their (and possibly the coaches career).

The question of giving up on the coach is one of insubordination, not maturity, per se. Not the same category in my view.
 

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Ohio State has agreed to deal with Butler’s Chris Holtmann, sources told ESPN. It’s an 8-year deal. News conference not expected today. -- @GoodmanESPN
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Good hire. Will be interesting to see how recruiting goes at the higher profile school. Also interesting to see how Butler reloads.
 

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Good hire. Will be interesting to see how recruiting goes at the higher profile school. Also interesting to see how Butler reloads.
Butler always seems to reload. Promoting Assistant coaches seems to work there
 
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