The Bird Level
For anyone questioning Hooper on this, he's 100% right. It would cost roughly $750k to buy him out after this season, or roughly 42% of the last public basketball budget. Not happening. Seat is cooooooold... Burrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. The only time you could see him exit early is if he left for another job or if one of you cuts a VERY large check. Here is what remains on Lansing's contract:“I just dont understand how Lansing isnt on the hot seat. “
Let me help you. Follow these instructions:
1. Read his contract
2. Peruse the ISU athletics budget
3. Do simple math.
He’s not going anywhere anytime soon unless he wants to. Especially since some of the biggest donors to the program (and ISU athletics) are personal friends of his.
2018-2019 - $247,780 - $505,160 buyout
2019-2020 - $252,580 - $257,380 buyout
2020-2021 - $257,380
If you're a Sycamore basketball fan, your hope is that Lansing can turn the program back into a consistent winner. Otherwise, we'll likely have a new coach in 2021.