How does Mason's Paulsen get a 1 yr extension and NOT Lonergan?
 7/22/2016 2:08:45 PM      Replies: 11

jj7/15/2016 11:50:14 AM

Lonergan has made the NCAAs and won the NIT with 28 wins but gets nothing in the offseason yet Mason's Paulson goes 11-21 and gets a 1 year extension. Makes the GW administration look bad. 


FAIRFAX, Va. -- George Mason has extended coach Dave Paulsen's contract for another year through the 2020-21 season.

Athletic director Brad Edwards announced the extension Wednesday. Edwards said it a way to recognize Paulsen's work of getting the men's basketball program "back on firm footing" in his first season as the Patriots coach.

George Mason went 11-21 but had an Atlantic 10 all-rookie team pick in guard Otis Livingston II, who started all 32 games and averaged 11.9 points.

Before taking over at George Mason, Paulsen won four regular-season Patriot League titles as the coach at Bucknell.

Geno7/15/2016 12:07:14 PM


Bigfan7/15/2016 1:10:04 PM

Not related to ML,who earns hs money annd is not in it for the money.

College coaching has to be the greatest deal ever.You get paid well beyond your contribution to society,usually more than the Phd. College president. And learned professors make only a fraction of what you do.

Do okay or even bad like Paulsen ( who probablynis a good coach inheriting a bad team) you get extended.

Do well and you get extended with a huge raise.

Stink the job up either record or character-wise and you still get paid for years,like Penders. And Paulsen's predecessor is being paid by TWO teams not to coach.

In the real world,inhabited by many Americans,do great at your job and you might- just might if you are lucky -  get a 3 percent raise instead of two percent.

ML truly earns his money in contrast to his coaching colleagues.

But something in college coaching, like pro sports salaries,is hugely out of whack with what should be societal values.

thinker7/15/2016 2:17:06 PM

I would imagine that Nero and ML have already agreed to an extension or are in deep conversations about one. After the NIT and current recruiting successes logically, there HAS TO BE an extension.

The MV7/15/2016 3:11:07 PM

ML received an extension two years ago through 2020-21.  With five years remaining on the current contract, there is little reason why either party should be discussing an extension right now.  It's true that you always want to lock up good people (which is the precise reason for Mason's decision), but the point is that ML is locked up and secure for a while.

Florida Colonial7/15/2016 4:30:48 PM

Coaches are never locked up and secure. 90% of the time when a coach leaves he's still under contract with the school he leaves. You need to make sure he's happy. Personal Income, compensation for assistants, support for the program from the school and outher intagibles (Family, AD etc). In our case retaining a coach can't be all about money.  You can always tear up a contract and redo, assuming the school can afford to do that. Based on the market, Lonergan is underpaid.

RUSerious7/15/2016 9:02:27 PM

Skittles said a month or two ago that ML would be getting a contract extension sometime this summer. Skittles, what's going on?

GW Alum Abroad7/22/2016 1:44:46 PM

Can we consider this question answered?

BACCAS927/22/2016 1:46:56 PM

I asked the Mason guy in my office.  He said so he can say to recruits he will be here all four years.  Unfortunately, our coach can't answer that. 1:49:35 PM

skittles our resident insider said an extension was imminent, shows one all one needs to know about skittles the insider

Skittles7/22/2016 2:02:48 PM

Lol I never said imminent RU Serious/ Poster/whoever you are at the time I was told it was likely. My past scoops speak for themselves I deal in facts thank you. 

thinker7/22/2016 2:08:45 PM

I will certainly add that I couldn't have been more wrong or have been more in the dark about what was going on.

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