“I think that the last few years away from the game have energized and have given him an opportunity to kind of circle the wagons and to refresh himself mentally and physically.”
Two days after parting ways with LaVall Jordan, Thad Matta was hired as head coach. In his 17 seasons as a Division I head coach, Matta has made 13 NCAA Tournaments appearances and two Final Fours.
Avid fans, casual fans, members of the pep band and dance team and a senior basketball team manager all give their opinions on what these changes mean for the future of the program.
Matta hired to lead the Butler basketball program for his second stint at Hinkle Fieldhouse.
After five seasons leading the Butler men’s basketball team, the university announces it has parted ways with Jordan.
Butler’s season comes to an end in a close loss in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament.
Simas Lukosius and Chuck Harris come up clutch in Butler’s improbable win over Xavier to advance to the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament.
The Bulldogs open up the first round of the Big East Tournament against the rival Musketeers.
Butler is blown out on senior day, losing fifth straight game to end the regular season.
In the midst of a four-game losing streak, the Bulldogs host Villanova in the regular season finale.