THE DEAL FOR PITINO
Highlights of Gophers coach Richard Pitino’s contract:
• Pitino will make $1.2 million per year ($500,000 base salary plus $700,000 supplemental) on a six-year contract. The base portion of his salary will increase by at least 5 percent every year.
• He will get a lump sum bonus of $400,000 on April 30, 2016, and on the same date in 2019 if he is still coaching at the U.
• He has the use of a private jet for recruiting. Expenses for the jet cannot exceed $50,000 in a fiscal year.
• If Minnesota fires him, the buyout is half his base salary plus all supplemental salary remaining. However, if Pitino gets another “comparable” job, Minnesota’s payments to Pitino would end. That’s a provision Minnesota did not have with Tubby Smith.
• If Pitino wants to get out of his contract early, he has to pay $1.5 million before April 30, 2016, and $500,000 any time after that for the length of the contract.
• Pitino has several bonus clauses, including $50,000 for making the NCAA tournament and another $50,000 if the Gophers make the Sweet 16. He gets $50,000 if Minnesota has a winning record in the Big Ten — something Smith never accomplished.
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|Pittsburgh||0||Bottom 2nd Inning|
|Miami||0||Top 3rd Inning|
|Washington||3||Top 1st Inning|
|Toronto||0||Top 1st Inning|
|St. Louis - C. Martinez||1:10 PM|
|Milwaukee - W. Peralta|
|Boston - C. Buchholz||1:10 PM|
|Houston - B. Peacock|
|Detroit - J. Verlander||1:10 PM|
|Kansas City - B. Chen|
|Atlanta - J. Teheran||1:20 PM|
|Chicago Cubs - T. Wood|
|LA Angels - T. Skaggs||2:05 PM|
|Texas - S. Baker|
|Arizona - V. Nuno||3:05 PM|
|San Francisco - M. Bumgarner|
|San Diego - T. Ross||3:10 PM|
|Los Angeles - H. Ryu|
|Minnesota - P. Hughes||3:10 PM|
|Colorado - B. Anderson|
|Oakland - S. Gray||3:10 PM|
|Seattle - C. Young|
|NY Yankees - C. Whitley||7:05 PM|
|Baltimore - K. Gausman|
|Los Angeles||23||2nd Qtr 7:39|
|San Antonio||5:00 PM|