March 22, 2012 at 4:51 pm #5591
Rumors are starting concerning the now hot commodity, Brett Reed. First one I saw, makes some sense. Reed, a Michigan native, grew up about 100 miles from CMU. MAC is the same conference that took Billy Taylor from Bethlehem. He has had success recruiting in Michigan (Greiner and McCarthy). Large school of 20,000+ students. Apparently, some home games drew under 1,000 fans. Just fired coach after two 20 loss seasons. His buyout was about $350K, not sure of his salary at CMU and how it would compare to Lehigh. CMU does have some decent history in basketball. The program did produce NBA talent in Dan Majerle and Chris Kaman.
I would think he waits for CJ to leave, but who knows? Reed strikes me as an ambitious guy. I don’t see Lehigh in his long-term plans, and he is in his early 40’s. Is now the time to jump? Would Lehigh sweeten the pot to get him to stay?March 22, 2012 at 6:17 pm #5592
I think I may have seen the same article ’90, and that was BEFORE the Duke upset. I could see him leaving and returning to the Midwest at some point, but I don’t think it will be this offseason.
I hope the AD has Logie’s phone number ready for whenever that day does come. Great player, great recruiter, and has spent a lot of time at LU as a player and coach. I don’t know if he would leave his new job after just one season, but maybe next year or the year after…March 22, 2012 at 6:32 pm #5593
I think if you called Logie, he would be on the next plane. Big jump up for him from Division 3 to Division 1, with probably a big salary increase. He would be a logical choice.March 22, 2012 at 8:14 pm #5594
CMU’s coach, Ernie Zeigler, was reportedly earning about $200,000 a year – with a chance for some performance-based bonuses. Given where coaches’ salaries have been going, I wouldn’t be surprised if they are prepared to go a lot higher. In any case, even $200,000 is significantly more than Reed’s current contract – but would it be enough to make him move right now? The other factor is whether Lehigh is prepared to extend his contract with a big raise.March 22, 2012 at 8:34 pm #5595
I believe I read that all Lehigh coaches contracts are year to year. With that said, I suspect that Lehigh got somewhat of a windfall in the NCAA tournament. I suspect that much of that may be used to try to keep Coach Reed home at least for one more year.
My big concern is the the disruption in recruiting that any coaching change creates, esp in a year where Lehigh may have a publicity edge.March 22, 2012 at 9:44 pm #5596
1. Regarding LU coaches, Coen originally had a 4-year contract. I’d guess his last contract extension was for at least four more years. Also Taylor had a multi-year contract according to several reports. With Reed having won a PL title, I imagine he got a multi-year contract as well. At the moment, every other PL coach has a multi-year contract – minimum of 3-4 years.
2. Yes, LU will get a bit of a windfall from the NCAA win – but only for one year. After that, they share equally with the other PL teams and the league. In relative terms, the payout will then be less than they were getting a couple years ago – when both of BU’s tournament wins were still going into the calculation.March 23, 2012 at 10:53 am #5597
welcome back bison137, I see you’ve returned…”just when I thought I was out…they pulled me back in.”
Reed – I put myself in his shoes for a minute, and I think that I’d ride out CJ era here and try to finish his class and then leave. But who knows what kinds of personal reasons or motivations one man has, either way, appears that Reed is probably on the move in the next year or two. Wonder if he takes entire staff, and if so, if Logie were to come back who he’d bring in to ride shotgun.
I’m more concerned with finding a 5 before september.March 23, 2012 at 2:20 pm #5601
I thought Reed was making about $150,000 per season. Does that seem accurate? I base that off a study of last year’s NCAA teams which put Paulsen of Bucknell at $166,819. Lowest NCAA tournament teams in country were about $100,000. I know the major programs are paying assistants $250,000 plus. Akron’s coach from the MAC, last year had a base of $320,000 plus a bonus of $300,000. Big difference.March 23, 2012 at 2:29 pm #5603
When Billy left it did seem to be a move up to MAC team. Now is it a move up? Ido not think so. Other than $$$, and not really that much, how does that advance his career. Has Taylor’s career taken off?March 23, 2012 at 3:04 pm #5606
If Reed is making $150,000, then he got a big increase from his first year. There were reports that Taylor was making less than $150,000 when he left.March 23, 2012 at 3:12 pm #5607
“welcome back bison137, I see you’ve returned…”just when I thought I was out…they pulled me back in.””
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Not sure I understand the reference. Since the Duke game, I’ve posted on four different threads on this board. Prior to the post you referenced, I had been “gone” for two whole days.March 23, 2012 at 3:28 pm #5608
2days is a long time in Bball world , I guess.That said I know we all rely on your expertise in Bball. So even 2 days seems longMarch 23, 2012 at 4:03 pm #5610
Billy Taylor’s base at Ball St is only $182,000. And, after posting 69-84 over 5 seasons, I think this will be the last year they pay it to him. These mid-majors are really all over the board, considering Shaka Smart had a base of $1.4M, just turned down $2.5M and VCU is said to be sweetening up his deal.March 23, 2012 at 4:58 pm #5611
Yes, you’d think Taylor’s job might be in jeopardy – but his contract, after they gave him an extension a couple years ago, doesn’t expire until after the 2013-14 season. Rumors are that they will give him at least one more year because Ball State does not want to eat that much salary.March 23, 2012 at 10:51 pm #5618
I’ve seen you Bison137, just didn’t have time to say welcome back…reference was how you disappeared after LU vs BU game and only posted about our lack of attendance….just saying, welcome back, cause I see your back here now.
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