Harvard's Tommy Amaker Turns Down Miami's Coaching Offer
"I am appreciative of and flattered by the interest shown in me by other fine universities, but I am proud and honored to represent Harvard," Amaker said in a statement. "I look forward to continuing my efforts to teach, lead, and serve at this great institution."
UM officials flew to Boston to try to lure Amaker and offered him a hefty salary that would have amounted to about $1.1 million a year.
Amaker had previously coached at Michigan, where he failed to land the Wolverines in a single NCAA tournament, but he took Harvard to an Ivy League championship. However, coaching and recruiting in the ACC are a hell of a lot different then in the Ivies.
Amaker's wife has a teaching job at Harvard and might have been forced to give it up if Amaker made the move to Miami.
Meanwhile, Frank Martin is sitting around waiting for a call. Martin went out of his way yesterday to mention to the media that despite reports, his salary at Kansas State is $1.1 million a year. Exactly the amount Miami reportedly offered Amaker.
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