UPDATE: Indiana officially announced Mike Woodson’s hiring late Sunday afternoon.
Welcome home, Coach Woodson. pic.twitter.com/jrIeKcYawR
— Indiana Basketball (@IndianaMBB) March 28, 2021
Mike Woodson is the new basketball coach of the Indiana Hoosiers.
According to multiple reports, Woodson and the Hoosiers are on the verge of completing a deal for him to take over the Hoosiers. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 28, 2021
Source tells me IU and Mike Woodson are close to deal that will make Woodson IU’s next head coach. #iubb
— Zach Osterman (@ZachOsterman) March 28, 2021
Sources: Indiana is expected to hire Mike Woodson as its next head coach. https://t.co/AuRn8nuaZy
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) March 28, 2021
This is a very interesting hire for the Hoosiers. Woodson played for Indiana back in the day, but he has zero college coaching experience.
This is the definition of a bold move for everyone involved. If this goes south, people will lose their jobs. That’s just a fact.
He has plenty of coaching experience in the NBA, but college is a very different game. In the pros, you just coach.
In college, you have to recruit and stay on top of young men around the clock when it comes to their lives. Remember, they’re also students. It adds a totally different dimension you never see in the NBA.
We’ll see how he does, but he certainly has his work cut out for him.