Ohio State is targeting Jake Diebler as full-time coach

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March 3, 2024;  Columbus, OH, USA;  Ohio State head coach Jake Diebler applauds the team heading to a timeout during their NCAA Division I men's basketball game at Value City Arena.

Ohio State is targeting Jake Diebler as its full-time men’s basketball coach, The Dispatch has confirmed.

The 37-year-old Diebler is in his fifth season, his second with the program. An Ohio native who played collegiately at Valparaiso, Diebler was Chris Holtmann’s associate head coach for the past three seasons until he was promoted to the interim job when Holtmann was fired on February 14.

Details regarding the duration and terms of his contract are not yet known. Diebler met with incoming athletic director Ross Bjork on Saturday, and the final details of the contract still need to be worked out.

Ohio State failed to find the NCAA Tournament bubble, but will likely attempt an NIT bid under Diebler. Doing so would mean the Buckeyes would need enough players to field a roster. The transfer portal officially opens on Monday, the day after the tournament field is determined, and the Buckeyes place importance on determining their coaching situation to give the roster the opportunity to make informed decisions about the remainder of this season and beyond. Gave.

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