Indiana Hires Mike Woodson As Men's Basketball Head Coach

By Matthew Filipovits on March 28, 2021 at 10:40 pm
Indiana Head Coach Mike Woodson

Indiana has hired Mike Woodson to be their next men's basketball head coach. The 63-year-old is an Indianapolis native and an Indiana alum, having played for the Hoosiers in the late 70s.

Woodson, who spent ten years in the NBA as a player, has been coaching at that level for nearly 25 years, including stints as head coach of the Atlanta Hawks and New York Knicks. He made the playoffs in five of his nine seasons as a head coach, making it as far as the conference semifinals three times. He was assistant on the Knicks staff before being hired away by Indiana.

The Hoosiers moved on from Archie Miller after four tumultuous years, which saw them never make the NCAA Tournament, although they probably would have gotten in had the 2020 tournament not had been canceled. Regardless, they haven't made the tournament since the 2015-16 campaign, making this current stretch one of the longest droughts in program history.