Ohio State hires Butler's Chris Holtmann as new hoops coach

BY Chris Bahr • June 9, 2017

The Ohio State Buckeyes announced Friday morning that they have hired Chris Holtmann as their new head basketball coach. Holtmann has agreed to an eight-year deal worth about $3 million annually, according to athletic director Gene Smith.

"Chris is focused on academics, is a high-integrity person, a relentless recruiter with Midwestern ties and a proven winner," Smith said in a statement.


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