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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Kevin Stallings made more than $500K per win at Pitt

Kevin Stallings

Pittsburgh announced on Thursday that it has fired men’s basketball coach Kevin Stallings. In hindsight, the deal could go down as the worst for a coach in school history.

The Panthers tried to negotiate a cheaper buyout with Stallings than the $9.4 million they owed him, but reports indicated as of Wednesday that Stallings was not willing to accept one. Assuming that remained the case when Pittsburgh fired him, Stallings would have made a whopping $500,000 for every game he won at Pitt.

How did that happen? Simply put, Stallings’ teams were not good. After he led the Panthers to a 16-17 record in his first season, they finished 8-24 this year and went 0-19 in conference play for just the second time in school history.

Buyouts have always been a big issue in college athletics, but paying a coach almost $10 million when he left your once promising program in shambles has to hurt.

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