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C Greg Oden (Student Coach)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Basketball' started by Yertle, Feb 9, 2005.

  1. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

    Greg Oden's role as student manager with Ohio State basketball, and Thad Matta's debt to a former player

    This could all change in a couple months because Matta does not think that Greg is done playing basketball either overseas or even possibly in the NBA
     
  2. CentralMOBuck

    CentralMOBuck Senior

    I think the real reason Giddens transfered was because he didn't want to go against Oden in practice.
     
  3. Crump's brother

    Crump's brother Moxahala Park Carnie

    In a battle of centers that looked 40 at the age of 18.
     
  4. CentralMOBuck

    CentralMOBuck Senior

  5. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Greg Oden's Return to Ohio State Benefits Everyone in the Buckeye Program

    The former big man is back in Columbus and working with the team he once nearly led to the promise land.

    Greg Oden's got a new seat on the Buckeye bench.

    Standing at 7 feet tall and weighing 273 pounds, the biggest student manager in college basketball. Ladies and gentlemen, please put your hands together for Greg Oden!

    The former Buckeye center is back at Ohio State and working with the basketball team, but this time in a very new role. The last time Oden was an official member of the OSU program, he was walking off the court at the Georgia Dome defeated but with the world at his feet.

    Oden spent his one collegiate season helping to guide Thad Matta’s Buckeye team to the national championship game where the Scarlet and Gray were beaten by Florida 84-75. Oden then went on to be the top pick in the NBA Draft that summer before beginning a career that was always stuck in the mud.

    After spending an injury-plagued five years with the Portland Trailblazers, Oden has bounced around, including spending last season in China, but last week Ohio State officially announced Oden as a student manager as he returns to help Matta.

    “Just as long as he can get my coffee on time,” the head coach joked of Oden. “Make sure that things are set up for practice.”

    For both parties, it’s almost as if things have come full circle. While Matta had success at Ohio State before Oden arrived on campus in the fall of 2006, it was that season that really put the Buckeyes on the map.

    “You think back to where the program was at that point, the chance that a guy like Greg took to come to Ohio State,” Matta said. “I’m obviously indebted for the rest of my life to him.”

    Entire article: http://theozone.net/Ohio-State/Mens-Basketball/2016/News/Greg-Odens-Return-to-Ohio-State-Benefits-Everyone-in-Buckeye-Program
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2018
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  6. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!



    A nice video of Oden doing a dunk for the crowd on Buckeye Blacktop
     
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2016
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  7. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Former No. 1 draft pick Greg Oden back with Buckeyes as student-coach

    Greg Oden, the 7-footer selected No. 1 overall in the 2007 NBA draft, has come full circle.

    He's back with the Ohio State Buckeyes, helping head coach Thad Matta. This time, however, Oden is a student-coach instead of the unstoppable force on the floor that resulted in his being selected ahead of Kevin Durant by the Portland Trail Blazers.

    "I wanted to stay around basketball, and coach gave me a lifeline to be here," Oden told the Indianapolis Star on Thursday. "To give me something to do with my afternoons.

    "I'm still trying to figure out my life. Since I've been in fourth grade, all I've known was basketball. I'm just trying to better myself and work on my degree and set something up for the future of my family."
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    The 28-year-old Oden is realistic in realizing he's done playing basketball.

    "I wish," Oden told the Star. "It's over."

    After recently becoming a father, Oden is trying to shape the next phase of his life. The Ohio State sophomore is majoring in sports industry.

    "I wouldn't say I regret anything," Oden told the paper. "I would say I just wish I did things better."

    Entire article: http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/17908939/former-no-1-overall-draft-pick-greg-oden-back-ohio-state-buckeyes-student-coach
     
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  8. FCollinsBuckeye

    FCollinsBuckeye Senior Former Game Champion

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  9. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

  10. Posting the below in a few of the players' threads in the hope that more people will click on these and vote. Craft is a member of the OSU Alumni team for The Basketball Tournament, and there is a fan component where if they win and enough of you different BKBs vote USING BN27s LINK BELOW then BP may be able to win some money off of it. You get to cheer on Buckeye alumni and potentially make money for BP for doing nothing... sounds perfect, really.

     
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  11. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

  12. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

    Not sure if this is a good idea for Greg but if he wants to give it a try best of luck to him!

     
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  13. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

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