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Buzz’s Earnings at Marquette Peaked in 2010

Buzz’s Earnings at Marquette Peaked in 2010
May 21, 2014


BuzzVT[A]ccording to a source with direct knowledge of the deal, [Marquette] would have been paying him [Buzz Williams] in excess of $4 million within the next two seasons. That is football coach money at a school with a major commitment to being good at basketball. If all of that sounds weird, that’s because it is.” — Sports Illustrated

A week ago we walked through some specifics on the contract between Buzz Williams and Virginia Tech. The traditional media might continue to dream up a fact pattern that concludes Buzz Williams took a gigantic pay cut to get out of Milwaukee. Reality doesn’t support such a claim.

Just this month, Marquette filed their annual Form 990 for the year ended June 30, 2013. Late Night Hoops compared their reporting of Buzz Williams’ pay each year over the past several years. The trends illustrated in this article give rise to the possibility that pay might have been a source of frustration for Williams.

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Buzz Williams, Virginia Tech Finalize Contract

Buzz Williams, Virginia Tech Finalize Contract
May 14, 2014

On Monday Buzz Williams and Virginia Tech entered into an employment agreement for the former Marquette head coach to run Hokie basketball. An offer letter had been provided to Williams in March, but the full deal wasn’t done until this week. Such a delay is not unusual.

Paint Touches has also reported on the contract earlier this evening and you can read their thoughts at PaintTouches.com. We recommend doing so for some of the background and additional details on the arrangement.

There are two key points based on a preliminary reading of the contract that we want to discuss in more detail. Overall, this is a very nicely done deal from a Buzz perspective. To put it in Buzz-speak, “I don’t mean this in the wrong way, but he owns Virginia Tech.”
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