Haskins to be adequately paid

Under his contract with the University, Gophers men’s basketball coach Clem Haskins would get nearly $1.2 million if he was fired without just cause.
And even if the University proved cause for terminating Haskins’ contract, legal experts told the Star Tribune he would probably get $423,000 in deferred compensation. He and his attorney declined to comment on the contract.
A clause in the contract calls for Haskins to receive the deferred compensation even if he is fired for violating National Collegiate Athletic Association rules. University President Mark Yudof said last week that he might take action regarding Haskins before an inquiry into alleged academic fraud involving the men’s basketball program is completed. The investigation is expected to last until next fall.
Yudof said last week that Haskins’ job “is sort of in limbo.” The president said he has received several letters, e-mails and phone calls from members of the community, all offering advice on how to handle the problems plaguing the men’s athletics department.
— Compiled from wire reports