Updated: OSU is reportedly meeting with Creighton’s Greg McDermott:
Fred Hoiberg is among the candidates at Ohio State, but as of now not among the leaders, source told ESPN. McDermott meeting tonight.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) June 8, 2017
According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg has emerged as a legitimate option to take over for Thad Matta at Ohio State:
Hearing increasingly strong rumbles that Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg is on Ohio State's very short list as @GaryParrishCBS first reported.
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 8, 2017
Hoiberg, who has had two less that stellar seasons with the Bulls (and hasthree years and $15 million left on his contract), previously coached at Iowa State where he led the team to an 115-56 record.
Hoiberg is denying the report:
Fred Hoiberg: "Anytime your name is associated with great job, it's an honor. But I'm head coach of the Bulls/have no intention of leaving."
— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) June 8, 2017