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Jim O'Brien headed to Emerson College

Updated: May 18, 2011, 7:31 PM ET
By Diamond Leung | ESPN.com

Former Ohio State coach Jim O'Brien was named the head coach at Division III Emerson College on Tuesday, marking his return to college basketball after being fired in 2004 for acknowledging he had given $6,000 to a recruit.

Due to NCAA violations, O'Brien was issued a show-cause penalty that was later reduced to two years. Ohio State vacated its 1999 Final Four appearance and was placed on probation while O'Brien was awarded more than $2 million in salary from the school in a wrongful termination ...

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