Ohio State is targeting Jake Deibler as a full-time coach

Ohio State is targeting Jake Deibler to be its full-time men's basketball coach, The Dispatch has confirmed.

Deibler, 37, is in his fifth season during his second tenure with the program. Deibler, an Ohio State native who played collegiately at Valparaiso, was an assistant coach for Chris Holtmann the past three seasons until he was elevated to the interim job when Holtmann was fired on Feb. 14.

Details about the length and terms of his contract are not yet known. Deibler met with incoming sporting director Ross Bjork on Saturday, and the final details of the contract still need to be agreed upon.

Ohio State fell short in its quest for an NCAA Tournament bubble, but under Deibler will likely pursue an NIT bid. Doing so means the Buckeyes will need enough players to make the roster. The transfer portal officially opens on Monday, one day after the tournament venues are set, and the Buckeyes appreciate determining their coaching status in order to give the roster an opportunity to make informed decisions about the remainder of this season and beyond.

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