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I don’t believe there will be any clauses that result in firing or guarantee retention. That will always be at the discretion of the AD. The performance metrics are about specific goals that guarantee Frost’s one year extension and bump back to his original salary. I’m not sure we’ve been told as much about Hoiberg’s situation.USA Today is arguing that public employees (Frost and Hoiberg) should have their contracts public.
NU is arguing that the contracts ARE public, but their performance metrics are NOT.
I agree with NU. Can you imagine if the metrics were leaked publicly? Let's say Alberts laid out a plan that Frost is fired if we get to 6 losses. If we're at 5 losses, imagine how much hype every future team on the schedule will have! Who doesn't want to put on their resume that their victory is what got another coach FIRED?
I think it's best the metrics start private until after the season.
I suspect that a lot is left to the judgement of the AD in these renegotiated contracts, so while I am a strong believer that public officials' contracts should be a matter of public record, including in cases like these the details, any details would at best be guidance to the AD so what really is a matter of judgement for the A/D might become something different if made public. I'd rather it not and the A/D be given some flexibility w/o a series of stories based on some suggested benchmarks which many will believe are fixed, not suggestions .
My sense has always been that this is fairly loose drafting, and intentionally so. In this unusual case, I'm OK with that.
We'll all know the answer I think - I don't think it will be a close call.
There is always an “out clause” for both sides.