A New Vision: Thad Matta and the Rebirth of Buckeye Basketball (Paperback)

A New Vision: Thad Matta and the Rebirth of Buckeye Basketball By Dan Wallenberg, Clark Kellogg (Foreword by) Cover Image

A New Vision: Thad Matta and the Rebirth of Buckeye Basketball (Paperback)

By Dan Wallenberg, Clark Kellogg (Foreword by)

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A New Vision: Thad Matta and the Rebirth of Buckeye Basketball is an insider's view of Thad Matta’s first three seasons as head coach of the Ohio State men's basketball program and the arrival of one of the most talked-about recruiting classes in decades. Building a winner began in the wee hours of July 7, 2004, when Thad Matta called long-time assistant coach John Groce at 3 a.m. asking where four of the most sought-after recruits were playing summer league basketball that day. At 6 a.m. Matta was on a plane to Teaneck, New Jersey, to watch Greg Oden, Mike Conley Jr., Daequan Cook, and David Lightly play. Within a year, all four signed on as Buckeyes. As the No. 1-ranked recruiting class in the country played out their final high school and junior college seasons, Matta's Buckeyes were claiming on outright Big Ten championship in just his second season.

Dan Wallenberg is the associate director of Ohio State University’s sports communications department. Clark Kellogg is a former professional basketball player, the VP of player relations for the Indiana Pacers, and the lead college basketball analyst for CBS Sports.

Product Details ISBN: 9781600780134
ISBN-10: 160078013X
Publisher: Triumph Books
Publication Date: April 1st, 2007
Pages: 128
Language: English