I agree that Reed is not a hot commodity nationally, but that could be more reason he is itnerested in Liberty. They spent 1.8 mill on hoops in 2013 compared to 1.3 at Lehigh – so you’re probably talking about a pretty sizable raise. Also, by all indications Liberty is actively seeking to move up to FBS which would likely include an additional increase in athletic spending. Liberty is a very young school but is very well supported with large athletic aspirations. Could be that Reed thinks it is a program he can help take to the next level.
Also, Lehigh never leaks coaches salaries so it’s hard to say what kind of a deal Reed is on and if he saw an extension/raise during the CJ era. Maybe this is nothing more than a play for leverage.