Meet the latest brain storm sweeping athletic departments across America.
But the bigger theme emerging from this cycle thus far isn’t as much about the expected movement, which will be underwhelming compared to the past few years, but rather the blatant attempt by some schools to wiggle out of hefty buyouts.
This is now a strategy for schools looking for a cheaper way out of their basketball problems: Fire a coach “for cause,” concoct a set of issues that purport to show how the coach violated his contract, then wait for the lawsuit to come so that negotiations on a new buyout number can begin before the depositions.
Moar lawyers, babee!
On the plus side, at least it’s starting to dawn on some athletic directors that they’re dishing out ridiculous buyout deals in contracts. Progress, of a sorts.