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Pitt Basketball: Jamie Dixon Rumors Don't Make Much Sense

Pitt Blather comments on how, despite some rumors, there's very little chance of the departure of head basketball coach Jamie Dixon.

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... Dixon had a boost from previous earnings to be getting over $1.8 million for the season. That isn’t too surprising given the overall success, and offers he’s had. There’s no question that the money is a reason why he hasn’t been hired away by other programs in the past couple years. To make it worth his while to leave where he is established, a program would now have to start the offer at $2.5 million just to get him to seriously listen. Not even to leave. Just to take the offer seriously.

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The post notes that only nine schools pay their head coaches as much as $2.5 million. It's unusual. Then there's the fact that Dixon would be taking over a new program, and dealing with all the headaches that come from starting essentially from scratch. Dixon is in charge of a great program in a great basketball conference (either the Big East or the ACC, pick one). The rumors of his departure, in addition to having very little to them in the way of substance, just don't make much sense.

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