LSU AD: $2 million for John Brady? That's crazy!
I got a kick out of this:
If North Carolina State offers LSU basketball coach John Brady $2 million, LSU athletic director Skip Bertman says go for it.
"If North Carolina State offers him $2 million, I think John should interview there because he's not going to get $2 million here," Bertman said Wednesday afternoon. "That would be outrageous. Nobody in the SEC makes $2 million."
Bertman's candid comments remind us why tact is for losers. What Bertman says isn't a revelation--of course he's not going to more than double Brady's current salary--but I am surprised he would be so explicit about it. That can't be good for coach-AD relations.
Later in the article (emphasis below is mine):
Until LSU's Final Four run, which included a stunning upset of Duke, Brady was unpopular among fans, particularly on the Internet, and struggled to fill the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. He does not always display a warm media personality either.
So on the plus side, if we hire Brady, he'll feel right at home.
"Damn those internets!"