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Source: Memphis and Pastner agree to extension

Posted on: March 29, 2011 2:19 pm
Edited on: March 29, 2011 3:01 pm
 
Memphis officials have reached a deal on a five-year contract extension for men's basketball coach Josh Pastner, a source told CBSSports.com early Tuesday.

The school subsequently confirmed the CBSSports.com report.

Pastner's new contract is worth $1.7 million annually.

"We are delighted that Coach Pastner has accepted our contract offer and will remain as our basketball coach for years to come,” said Memphis athletic director R.C. Johnson. “He is, without a doubt, one of the most exciting young coaches in the country, and we anticipate continued growth for our basketball program."

Pastner had been linked to openings at N.C. State, Missouri and Oklahoma in recent days. He just took Memphis to the NCAA tournament and should return a preseason Top 25 team next season headlined by Will Barton, Joe Jackson, Tarik Black and incoming freshman Adonis Thomas, a McDonald's All-American from Melrose High in Memphis

"I have stated numerous times that the Memphis basketball job is one of the top five jobs in the country,” Pastner said. “I am most appreciative of the opportunity and understand the responsibility I was presented by R.C. Johnson to coach this team. We have everything we need to be successful and build championship caliber teams. From a modern arena, to a great practice facility, to one of the strongest fan bases in the nation, to an outstanding recruiting area, Tiger basketball is one of the top five programs in the country and should always remain at that elite level."

Pastner is 49-20 in two years with the Tigers.

He replaced John Calipari in April 2009.
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Comments

Since: Sep 28, 2008
Posted on: March 29, 2011 10:13 pm
 

Source: Memphis and Pastner agree to extension

Hey Mikey what's up...You still can't count...Butler? Are you kidding me...Oh I forgot, your still a teenager and only know recent history. Memphis is a better coaching job than Notre Dame or Maryland. Remember we are talking about basketball not football. I would add Kansas but for a pure college basketball coaching position (money, fans and a league you can win in) Memphis is a top 20 college coaching position.
Excuse me?
 
Memphis doesn't have years and years of success either. They're one of those programs that are just starting to develop a history. Why are you bringing that up as an argument?  It's irrelavent. And this argument is about entire history. So just recent success doesn't count.

I'd certainly rather coach at Notre Dame than Memphis.  I'd rather coach in a conference like the Big East.  Although the weather down south would certainly give me a good reason to challenge that job at Notre Dame if Memphis offered me a contract.  I agree it's a top 20 coaching position, but I'd rather coach somewhere else down south instead. 

Besides, the guy said program, and not coaching job. 




Since: Nov 7, 2009
Posted on: March 29, 2011 9:16 pm
 

Source: Memphis and Pastner agree to extension




Since: Aug 14, 2008
Posted on: March 29, 2011 8:52 pm
 

Source: Memphis and Pastner agree to extension

Duke, North Carolina, Michigan State, Syracuse, Connecticut, Kansas, Butler, Kentucky, Notre Dame, Indiana, UCLA, Louisville, Arizona, Florida, Maryland, and any other program that has more wins and/or a national championship...


Hey Mikey what's up...You still can't count...Butler? Are you kidding me...Oh I forgot, your still a teenager and only know recent history. Memphis is a better coaching job than Notre Dame or Maryland. Remember we are talking about basketball not football. I would add Kansas but for a pure college basketball coaching position (money, fans and a league you can win in) Memphis is a top 20 college coaching position.






Since: Nov 14, 2008
Posted on: March 29, 2011 7:58 pm
 

Source: Memphis and Pastner agree to extension

Watching Pastner jump up and down like he had to pee his pants and play diva in the first round of the Tourney got annoying real fast. Hopefully, he sacks up and starts acting like he's been there before. He's now getting paid enough to act like a professional.



Since: Mar 29, 2011
Posted on: March 29, 2011 7:45 pm
 

Source: Memphis and Pastner agree to extension

TAKE THAT !!! Yell



Since: Sep 28, 2008
Posted on: March 29, 2011 7:42 pm
 

Source: Memphis and Pastner agree to extension

Duke, North Carolina, Michigan State, Syracuse, Connecticut, Kansas, Butler, Kentucky, Notre Dame, Indiana, UCLA, Louisville, Arizona, Florida, Maryland, and any other program that has more wins and/or a national championship...



Since: Aug 14, 2008
Posted on: March 29, 2011 7:12 pm
 

Source: Memphis and Pastner agree to extension

OK, seriously a top 5 program???  UNC, DUKE, Kentucky, UCLA, Kansas.  Where does Memphis fit in that?  You could go on to name about 15-20 other programs that have a higher profile than Memphis.  Nice job, good recruiting area, but come on lets me realistic.  



Ok, start naming the other 19 best programs in the country! other than the ones listed.



Since: Jun 20, 2007
Posted on: March 29, 2011 6:38 pm
 

Source: Memphis and Pastner agree to extension

OK, seriously a top 5 program???  UNC, DUKE, Kentucky, UCLA, Kansas.  Where does Memphis fit in that?  You could go on to name about 15-20 other programs that have a higher profile than Memphis.  Nice job, good recruiting area, but come on lets me realistic.  



Since: Sep 28, 2008
Posted on: March 29, 2011 6:35 pm
 

Source: Memphis and Pastner agree to extension

Memphis should pay Pastner the same amount of money until he actually does something at Memphis. 



Since: Jul 8, 2009
Posted on: March 29, 2011 5:41 pm
 

Source: Memphis and Pastner agree to extension

good for Josh...one of the "good guys". We always dreamed he'd be back at the UofA after Lute but I don't see that happening with Sean Miller at the helm.

Nothing but best wishes for JP...unless of course they are playing the Cats!

Go Cats!


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