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McCaffery Contract Extension

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Hawktober's picture
January 26, 2018 at 11:02am
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I'm surprised nobody is talking about this (that I can see, anyway).  Fran agreed this summer to a contract extension through 2023, which automatically extends to 2024 if the team makes the NCAA at any time between now and 2023.

http://www.thegazette.com/subject/sports/hawkeyes/iowa-mens-basketball/fran-mccaffery-iowa-agreed-to-contract-extension-in-november-with-hefty-buyout-20180125

I'm always amazed at the way the athletic department seems to be blind to outside perception of our sports programs.  More important to me, though, is the fact that the bar for the additional year is set so low.  Shouldn't we expect that the team would make the NCAA tournament more than just once in 6 years???  How is that mediocre accomplishment worthy of an additional year?  Either Barta is a bad negotiator, Fran has a great agent, or both.

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