More details on Tommy Lloyd's contract. He will get up to two additional years on his contract depending on what and how long NCAA sanctions are. His buyout starts at $5 million and is cut in half after two years: https://t.co/YwgEdpIoDX
It may be a good sign of sorts for Arizona that USC didn't get postseason ban, but case is different. Tony Bland pled guilty to $4,100 in bribes, while Book Richardson admitted to $20,000 and UA's other charges included a Level I for academic misconduct. https://t.co/vhoNJC5Jcq
Regent Lyndel Manson, whose concern two years ago led to stiffer GPA bonuses in Barnes' contract, said she watched her first-ever NCAA women's basketball games following UA. "I watched two of them and they were spectacular," she said. "So thank you for introducing me to that."
BTW there was no discussion about new Arizona basketball coach Tommy Lloyd at the ABOR meeting. Arizona missed the 24-hour deadline before a meeting to post agenda items, so a contract will have to be presented during a special session or at the next regent meeting on June 9.
There was no discussion among Regents over whether or not to approve Barnes' deal but Regents Karrin Taylor Robson and Lyndel Manson both praised Barnes. "Coach Barnes really represents the university well. I couldn't be more proud and supportive of this agenda item," Robson said
Robert Robbins asked AD Dave Heeke to present to the board. Heeke said "Just an amazing turnaround of our women's basketball program over the last five years. ... Excellence of our student-athletes across the board... it is now really, truly considered among the nation's best."
That’s (maybe, maybe not anymore) Arizona signee KJ Simpson
Chaminade (5-0, 3-0) beat St Francis 83-60 Kenneth Simpson Jr (1895) became the all time leading scorer tonight in school history passing Jaron Martin (1887) Payind 20 Weems 16 Simpson 14 Higgins 14 Marchand 8 Bandy 6 Cantwell 5 Next game is Sat vs Harvard-Westlake on KDOC TV
RT @SRJimm: Adam Morrison on Lloyd becoming head coach: "He more than ready. He's been ready for a while. Tommy is going to be fine there. And the culture, based on what Gonzaga has had with Tommy and the whole staff, hopefully he can instill that at Arizona and have a successful program."
Tommy Lloyd has some phone calls to make. But he probably has contacts in Estonia.
Arizona's Kerr Kriisa will put his name in the NCAA transfer portal tomorrow, Kriisa told ESPN. "I'm hoping to hear what my options are, but I'm still open to returning to Arizona depending on how things shake out," Kriisa said.
Source has just confirmed this report to the Star. Lloyd had been the expected top candidate all week, though it took a while to get there.
Doubtful Arizona would have been able to pay that much anyway plus his buyout.
Official terms of Eric Musselman's new contract: $4 million annually, with additional incentives based on success in SEC and NCAA Tourneys. The five-year deal through 2026 includes potential for one-year automatic extensions in 2027 and 2028 based on NCAA Tourney berths.
Finally, regents have edited a regularly occurring private executive session item as "Legal advice and discussion regarding University of Arizona athletics and the NCAA investigation." (Used to say 'men's basketball,' but there are now swimming/diving/institutional NCAA charges)
Note that is now too late to add another item for discussion/approval to this meeting, though a coach contract could be handled by arranging a special session.
ABOR will convene for a board meeting tomorrow and Friday. Agenda items include setting 2021-22 tuition and fees, @ArizonaWBB's head coach review of employment agreement, election of board officers and @uarizona's operational and financial review. More: https://t.co/m2ZAgbIyXI https://t.co/zDBqvSOmoi