View Full Version : Kent contract makes it easier to dump him?

04-12-2007, 12:30 PM
Canzano breaks it down: (http://www.oregonlive.com/sports/oregonian/john_canzano/index.ssf?/base/sports/117634834349100.xml&coll=7)

Kent got a raise, and a five-year deal, but there is no job security. If UO wants to fire Kent, he gets a modest (!) one year's pay, or $1 million.

Hypothetically, what would Oregon owe Kent, who has four starters from his final eight team back, if the coach somehow missed the NCAA Tournament next season, resulting in a decision to terminate him for lack of performance?

Said Kilkenny: "We'd owe him a flat $1 million."

Turns out there is no guaranteed compensation on any of the years of this contract. No buyout, either. If Oregon wants to go another direction, at any time of the contract, they can terminate him, pay him one year's salary, and be done.

The public spin on the contract surely was meant to save face.

04-12-2007, 02:32 PM
It also makes it easy for him to walk away should he get an offer somewhere else. There's no buyout on his part should he leave on own, which they may be hoping will happen.

04-12-2007, 04:27 PM
I thought the U of O had a law school. When is a 5 year deal, not a 5 year deal?
When it can be terminated at any time with a modest penalty. Clearly designed to look better for Kent than it is. Transparent. And slightly embarradding.