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South Carolina men's basketball coach Frank Martin receives two-year contract extension

Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by HallGator, Apr 10, 2021.

  1. HallGator

    HallGator Senile Administrator Moderator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Outer Limits
    After hearing rumors of him being shown the door it appears he will hang in there a year or two more.

    South Carolina men's basketball coach Frank Martin has received a two-year contract extension through the 2024-25 season.

    The school's board of trustees approved the deal Friday.

    The move ends more than a month of questions about Martin's future after the Gamecocks finished the season with a 6-15 record. They have not qualified for the NCAA tournament since Martin led them to the Final Four in 2017. The team also was placed on two years' probation in February for bribes accepted by former assistant coach Lamont Evans.

    Martin, 55, did not receive a raise -- he's set to make $3.2 million next season -- and the university will not owe him a buyout if he is dismissed in the final two years of the deal. Martin also won't owe the school if he leaves for another job during the final two seasons of the contract.

    South Carolina's Martin given 2-year extension
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  2. 407king

    407king Premium Member

    Dec 8, 2018
    That's a shocker, lol
  3. OllieGator

    OllieGator GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 3, 2007
    Our fans would of fired him after his Final Four run.
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  4. Singaporegator

    Singaporegator GC Hall of Fame

    That does not seem to be an actual contract extension since he does not owe the school if he leaves and the school does not owe him if they fire him.
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  5. hoyt233

    hoyt233 GC Hall of Fame

    Aug 31, 2009
    Prattvile, AL-Go Lions!
    I thought he was retiring after this season because of his health-this was mentioned earlier in the season during a game.
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  6. the_alphagator1906

    the_alphagator1906 GC Legend

    Nov 26, 2013
    Yea very random
  7. wingtee

    wingtee GC Hall of Fame

    Hall they extended him for obvious reasons .. just to beat Florida
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  8. g8wayg8r

    g8wayg8r GC Legend

    Apr 8, 2007
    St Charles, MO
    Its almost like SC is telling him they dont know who they could hire as a replacement but if you hang around for a year or two we will pay you. No hard feelings, just business, right?
  9. wci347

    wci347 GC Hall of Fame

    You mean the year that they beat Mike White's clearly more talented team in the Elite 8? That run??
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  10. iam4uf

    iam4uf GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 12, 2007
    Martin is a coach who doesn't appear to have any upside. Meanwhile, UF has a coach with potential if he could just realize it & quit frustrating fans.