I happened to be in the newsroom this week and noticed a copy of the contract for the new UNC Wilmington basketball coach. My curiosity being what it is, I picked it up and started reading it. It didn't take long before I discovered something that made me chuckle. The contract clearly states on the first page that the primary purpose for that position is education.
But when you look at the compensation breakdown for Kevin Keatts, something stands out. On top of his base salary are benchmarks for incentive bonuses. There are opportunities each year for him to receive upwards of 100,000 dollars extra based on the athletic achievements of the Seahawks Basketball Team. But only a 10-thousand dollar bonus should the team's academic progress meet its goal.
Shouldn't they just call it like it is? You don't find many coaches with a string of losing seasons getting saved by an academic progress rating. And I'm okay with that. Just don't try to tell me it's something that it's not.
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