Coming off one of the most successful seasons in Butler history, Chris Holtmann is heading to the Big Ten. Reports out of Ohio are that Holtmann will be introduced as the new head coach of the Buckeyes today:
Exclusive: Ohio State will hold a press conference today to introduce Chris Holtmann as its new basketball coach https://t.co/uQ90kLAyv3— Adam Jardy (@AdamJardy) June 9, 2017
Holtmann was 70-31 in three seasons at Butler after stepping in for Brandon Miller. The Bulldogs won an NCAA Tournament game in each of his three seasons, including this year's Sweet 16 run, and he was named the 2017 Big East Coach of the Year.
His salary at Butler wasn't public, but it's believed he made around $1.2 million per season. Given their enormous budget, you would think Ohio State would pay over $3 million, and have athletic department resources that Butler just couldn't match.