University of Iowa mens’ basketball coach, Fran McCaffery, obtained a long year deal with Iowa. The contact is a 7 year deal worth 1.66¬†million¬†dollars¬† a year. On top of that a 1.3 million dollors base salary. Just in two seasons, he brought Iowa’s basketball program from¬†a losing record, to a .500 record.
“It’s the kind the stability we’re looking for. To know we’re headed in the right direction, we’re making the kind of progress we need to make. We’ve got some tangible results, and I think there’s a tremendous positive feeling around the entire program as we move forward, and we just want to keep building on that momentum. ¬†” – Coach McCuffery on his 7 year contract
With his best players coming back, Roy Devyn Marble and Aaron White, McCaffery will lead the team to a Big Ten Championship. Also, with an add to them, Iowa is getting two excellent freshmen, Adam Woodbury and Mike Gesell.
“It’s definitely a reasonable goal. We recognize it’s not going to be easy,” McCaffery said.” We’ve got more pieces. We’ve got more size. We’ve got more depth. We’ve got guys that can score. But we’re also going to have young players in key situations, and that sometimes is problematic, especially in this conference.”- Coach McCaffery