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Amaker passes on Miami, will stay at Harvard

Posted on: April 12, 2011 2:22 pm
 
Tommy Amaker decided to remain at Harvard after meeting with Miami officials on Monday, a source confirmed to CBSSports.com on Tuesday.

FoxSports.com first reported the news.

Miami was willing to offer Amaker a five-year deal worth roughly $1.1 million, according to the Miami Herald. The school's search could now turn a number of different directions. Mike Davis (UAB), Rob Jeter (Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Donnie Jones (UCF), Tony Barbee (Auburn) and Billy Kennedy (Murray State) are among the possible candidates. Sources have told CBSSports.com that Frank Martin (Kansas State) would be willing to take the job if Miami committed additional resources to its basketball program, but Miami officials have not pursued the Miami native even though most believe he's the only candidate with the ability to make the Hurricanes nationally relevant immediately.

Miami is trying to replace Frank Haith.

He left earlier this month to take over at Missouri.
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Since: Feb 16, 2011
Posted on: April 13, 2011 11:11 pm
 

Amaker passes on Miami, will stay at Harvard

miami an acc contender? youve totally lost it...



Since: Feb 16, 2011
Posted on: April 13, 2011 11:09 pm
 

Amaker passes on Miami, will stay at Harvard

miami is a breeding ground for thugs...frank martin should fit right in...



Since: Dec 24, 2007
Posted on: April 13, 2011 11:18 am
 

Amaker passes on Miami, will stay at Harvard

Just an FYI to all those interested: The contract he turned down was NOT for 5 years, $1.1 million total.. That would be a ridiculously cheap contract for almost any D1 Coach in a major conference. It was a 5 year deal WORTH $1.1 million per year. The deal was 5 years, $5.5 million total.

That also is a lowball offer by ACC standards. Ridiculously so.



Since: Mar 29, 2008
Posted on: April 13, 2011 10:20 am
 

Amaker passes on Miami, will stay at Harvard

What a slap in the face to the University of Miami. It's hilarious but I'm happy that Amaker made the right decision. I'm sure they waved the money in front of his face and that was attractive, but he made the right choice. All that I think would have happened is that he would have gone down there for two or three years, not got the job done because of lack of resources and support from the university, and then he would have been out of a job. Whatever Miami offered him, if he has kids he has to consider the benefits of them being able to attend one of the most heralded universities in the world at a discounted or maybe free price tag. Thats at least an extra 120k a year if he has a couple of kids going. It's just not the right job for him I don't think.




Since: Jun 22, 2008
Posted on: April 13, 2011 10:14 am
 

Amaker passes on Miami, will stay at Harvard

Anyways, just saw a couple of users who misunderstood the salary. The way Parrish/CBS wrote it, it could be ambiguously perceived. However, many other sources wrote it in a less ambiguous way, confirming it was indeed a 5 year deal worth an average of $1.1 million per year.
Yeah, I had to look elsewhere too because $220k a year didn't seem right.  I still don't understand why we can't give Frank Martin a call if we're willing to offer Tommy Amaker the exact same amount of money Frank Martin just told the world he makes.


In other news. Miami hired a new Athletic Director this afternoon. Shawn Eichorst, who was Wisconsin's deputy athletic director from 2009 until today, was hired as the new athletic director. It was announced he will immediately take over the task of hiring a new coach. Who knows, maybe a new mind behind the coaching search will result in a change of attitude, and perhaps Miami will actually give Frank Martin a call?
I was wondering if Miami was going to wait until they hired a new AD to hire a coach but with the offer to Amaker it doesn't look like it.  Let's hope Eichorst knows what he's doing and gets UM to make an offer to Martin.


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Since: Apr 6, 2010
Posted on: April 13, 2011 9:47 am
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Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: April 13, 2011 9:19 am
 

Amaker passes on Miami, will stay at Harvard

Amaker has it made at Harvard.  He is winning and in the exact right spot for his personality.  Duke Grad coaching at Harvard?  Seems like a match made in heaven.  Wife teaches at Harvard Medical.  They both make pretty good money by the way.  So you get to be in the Inner circle of the Harvard community, make great money and coach where you are winning, accepted, respected and valued?  That is a pretty good gig.  THe kids work hard.  They play hard.  The competition within the conference is very good.  Sometimes the extra money is just not needed.  I am sure they have invested quite well and the future is not in question money wise.  All you saying he sucks as a coach...he has a better job than you!



Since: Mar 6, 2011
Posted on: April 13, 2011 8:42 am
 

Amaker passes on Miami, will stay at Harvard

SAy what you will about Amakers coaching ability but I think we can all agree that he is a smart guy. Bilas aside morons don't graduate Duke. Hecan apparently see what is clear for all who have to see at Miami. The coach will get $1,100,000 with no support and the expectation of being a top tier ACC team. Average wages for above average expectations. Why would any D1 head coach want to leave where they are for that. Kinda sad actually UM could get a lot out of a little investment given their location and name brand.



Since: Dec 8, 2006
Posted on: April 13, 2011 7:34 am
 

Amaker passes on Miami, will stay at Harvard

you have lost your mind if you think amaker will be the next coach at Duke, more like Brad Stephens or Mark Few, winners not losers , i can not stand Duke but they are not bringing in a coach known for losing otherwise Roy will own them, oh he does that he even with Coach K, Rockchalk



Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: April 12, 2011 9:12 pm
 

Amaker passes on Miami, will stay at Harvard

Just an FYI to all those interested: The contract he turned down was NOT for 5 years, $1.1 million total.. That would be a ridiculously cheap contract for almost any D1 Coach in a major conference. It was a 5 year deal WORTH $1.1 million per year. The deal was 5 years, $5.5 million total.

Anyways, just saw a couple of users who misunderstood the salary. The way Parrish/CBS wrote it, it could be ambiguously perceived. However, many other sources wrote it in a less ambiguous way, confirming it was indeed a 5 year deal worth an average of $1.1 million per year.



In other news. Miami hired a new Athletic Director this afternoon. Shawn Eichorst, who was Wisconsin's deputy athletic director from 2009 until today, was hired as the new athletic director. It was announced he will immediately take over the task of hiring a new coach. Who knows, maybe a new mind behind the coaching search will result in a change of attitude, and perhaps Miami will actually give Frank Martin a call? 


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