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Fact Check: Star Tribune on Kill’s Contract

Fact Check: Star Tribune on Kill’s Contract

The Star Tribune (link to their article is at the bottom of this article) recently said, “Kill is being paid an average of $2.3 million a year on his current salary and is one of the lowest-paid coaches in the country at a major program.

This isn’t even close to true. The Star Tribune’s claim is completely baseless and false.

Star Tribune: “For example, look at Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz. He signed a 10-year contract in 2010 extension that paid him approximately $4 million this season. If he were to stay on through the end of his contract in 2020, he is due an additional $21 million.

The Ferentz contract is about the most absurd single example one could come up when trying to argue that Kill is one of the lowest-paid coaches in the country at a major program.

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Patrick Reusse Commits Resume Gaffe

May 2, 2013
Patrick Reusse Commits Resume Gaffe

Last month Star Tribune writer and 1500 ESPN radio host Patrick Reusse couldn’t stop whining about an irrelevant item in the biographies of Minnesota men’s basketball head coach Richard Pitino’s. These bios could be found on the websites of several past employers as well as Gophersports.com. Reusse even wrote 750 words on the insignificant matter.

Reusse states that, “it’s not a big deal, at all.” At the same time, he says he still has unanswered questions. The selective outrage he exhibits is strange, but that’s a topic I’ll leave alone.
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