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Mike Holder Issues Statement on Hiring of Mike Boynton

Boynton also released his first statement as head coach.

NCAA Basketball: Tulsa at Oklahoma State Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports

Monday afternoon, Mike Boynton, the new Oklahoma State men’s head basketball coach, will be officially introduced.

There has been a lot of backlash (and some approval) from the Oklahoma State fanbase on Twitter.

Mike Holder released a statement on the out-of-the-blue hiring.

"At the end of the day, we view coaching from the same perspective," Holder said. "All of the qualities that I value resonate in him. He said one thing that really stuck with me, that coaching is about leadership and family, and I agree with that wholeheartedly. I know I'm proud to have him as the leader of our basketball program, and think once people get to know him they'll feel the same way."

Boynton also released a statement.

"Oklahoma State is one of the premier basketball programs in the country," Boynton said. "To have this opportunity given to me by coach Holder and the OSU administration is something I could have only dreamed of. I'm very thankful and grateful to the players here, to the guys that I have played and worked with throughout my life, and to the Oklahoma State family for welcoming me and my family over the last year."

Boynton is the 20th head coach in program history, and is considered to be one of the nation’s up-and-coming coaches.

We wish Boynton nothing but the best of luck in the future as he takes over a program that has had a tumultuous last seven days to start the offseason. We will have much more on this story as it becomes available.