Mizzou announced that new basketball coach Frank Haith will be paid $1.6 million to coach our MU Tiger Basketball Club.
Here are my concerns. He is barely over .500 including 43-69 in Atlantic Coast Conference Play with only 1 NCAA tourney appearance. He will now be 12th on the list of highest paid coaches. Can you say pressure cooker?
Here is my advice (maybe I should have spoken earlier). So, when his contract is up in 2016 and the MU record is dismal as best (I hope I am wrong – I certainly want him to succeed but I think this is too much pressure for him), think along the lines of the Butler team. Their amazing, highly successful, winning coach, Brad Stevens, started as an assistant and worked his way up, likely starting at a low salary. He probably needed and had more love for the game, his job, and his team than any coach who needs to start at such a high salary before proving anything. He worked to prove he deserved to be compensated based on performance. It is also something special for a team and fans to see his type of passion while he coaches (you can’t buy that)!
I am always much more in awe of teams (and for that matter companies) who look for people who will work their tail off- not because of money but because of Love of their Team or Sport (or company/project), to win and make things happen. I think they also need to find a coach who has the B.L.O.G. (that I spoke of in a recent post) they are in desperate need of.
Just my opinion. What are your thoughts?Brought to you by Mills Properties. Some information gathered from MU Tigers and The Columbia Tribune.