Coach watch: $3.2 million for Smith?
Could the University of Virginia really triple the salary for its head men's basketball coach? That's what one newspaper says UVA is prepared to do. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that UVA is preparing to offer Minnesota head coach Tubby Smith a deal worth a base salary of $3.2 million annually, plus the use of a house, and two cars. The money would reportedly come from a combination of university funding and booster donations. Smith has deflected questions about his interest in the UVA job thus far, stating his intent is to be at Minnesota "for a very long time."
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