Sources: Ohio State anticipated to promote Diebler

  • Jeff Borzello, ESPN

    • Staff WriterMar 16, 2024, 11:08 PM ET Close Basketball recruiting expert.
    • Joined ESPN in 2014.
    • Graduate of University of Delaware.Ohio State is anticipated to promote

    interim head coach Jake Diebler to the full-time function, sources told ESPN on Saturday night.Diebler took over for Chris Holtmann in mid-February after the seventh-year head coach was fired following a 4-10 start to Big 10 play. In his very first game as interim head coach, Diebler led Ohio State to a 73-69 win over then-No. 2 Purdue.Editor’s Picks The Buckeyes went 6-2 after Diebler took over, advancing to the quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament before directly

losing on Friday night to Illinois, 77-74. They played themselves onto the NCAA competition bubble with regular-season wins over the Boilermakers, Michigan State and Nebraska and after that a conference tournament victory over Iowa.Diebler joined Holtmann’s personnel in 2019 after investing three years under Bryce Drew at Vanderbilt. The older sibling of previous Ohio State guard Jon

Diebler, who left the Buckeyes as the Big Ten’s all-time leader in 3-pointers made( he has actually because been passed by Iowa’s Jordan Bohannon ), his very first stint in Columbus came as the video planner on Thad Matta’s staff from 2014 to 2016. Diebler likewise spent time as an assistant coach under Drew at Valparaiso, where he played his college ball. He averaged 5.1 points in 116 games as a player at Valpo.Barring a surprise on Selection Sunday

, Ohio State will miss out on the NCAA competition for the second straight season. The Buckeyes have not run out the very first weekend of the tournament because 2013, when Matta led them to the Elite Eight. Diebler’s very first job will be going for some level of roster continuity, with the NCAA transfer portal opening on Monday.

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