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Clemson AD: New contract in the works for Brownell


  by - Senior Writer - Monday, May 12, 2014 2:39 PM
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CLEMSON – Brad BrownellBrad Brownell
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will shortly receive a new contract from Clemson University and Athletic Director Dan Radakovich is working on finalizing plans that would give Brownell and his troops a better place to play.

In four seasons at Clemson, Brownell has compiled a 74-58 record and taken the Tigers to one NCAA Tournament and one NIT berth. He is the first in Clemson coaching history with a career .459 winning percentage (34-40, including conference tournaments) against ACC competition.

Last season, Brownell took a Clemson team that was picked to finish 14th by the ACC media and guided it to a sixth place finish during the regular season. The Tigers earned a berth in the NIT, eventually losing in the semifinals of the tournament to SMU in Madison Square Garden.

Clemson improved by 10 wins over 2012-13, matching the school record for the best single-season improvement. The Tigers also doubled their conference win total over the previous season, becoming just the fourth team in Clemson history to reach double digit ACC wins.

Three years ago, the university and Brownell reworked Brownell’s original deal, which was set to expire following the 2015-16 season; the current deal will run through 2016-17 and pay $1.2 million annually, a $300,000 raise from his original $900,000 salary.


TigerNet spoke with Radakovich, and he said that while he wouldn’t get into specifics of the new deal, there was one in the works.

“I think the basketball program is moving in a very positive direction,” Radakovich said. “At this point, about all I can say is that we are working with Brad and his representatives to work towards a new deal.”

The university also hopes that planning for renovating Littlejohn Coliseum will begin to move forward in the next few weeks. The renovations will begin in 2015, and Clemson will play the 2015-16 season off campus.

“The schedule moving forward is that the selection of the architect of record will occur later this month,” Radakovich said. “Later this month, a selected group of folks here on campus will get together and hear presentations from the short-listed group of architects and an architect of record will be chosen. Shortly thereafter, we would hope to send out an RFQ out onto the street to select a contractor and go through that process and hopefully have the contractor on board before the summer. That way the contractor and the architect will be able to work together in coming forward with ideas and designs and costs and timing associated with this renovation.”


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New Story: Clemson AD: New contract in the works for Brownell
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Re: New Story: Clemson AD: New contract in the works for Brownell
capcit
What makes you say it is not as good as what he inherited?
clemsongt
Re: New Story: Clemson AD: New contract in the works for Brownell
carjack007®
Re: New Story: Clemson AD: New contract in the works for Brownell
carjack007®
Re: We all have expectations. That is the reason he is
peanut
Re: We all have expectations. That is the reason he is
ClemsonCO14
Re: When I go to grocery store, I am not going to pay the
peanut
Re: When I go to grocery store, I am not going to pay the
ClemsonCO14
What is so funny is that we are paying Brownell Food Lion
Tiger5
Re: We all have expectations. That is the reason he is
jgwhitley
Brownell deserves an extension.***
argonaut1992®
Completely agree, the team has gone downhill every single
AllTimeClemson
Who coached and recruited KJ?
IPTAY FAMILY
You're ready to write off the most recent, relevant show
SquishyWaffle
Re: I disagree with that. He has recruited some solid
peanut
Re: I agree. We don't need to mortgage the farm in order to
peanut
Glad to have Brownell around a little longer!***
SquishyWaffle
Not a big fan of this decision...he still has failed to make
AllTimeClemson
Why are you here?
CuTigers835
To give honest and realistic opinions not just spew
AllTimeClemson
Re: Not a big fan of this decision...he still has failed to make
tigerofclem
i disagree
Exiled2
Your conclusion: ACC coaches, ACC media, national
striperfan
Ridiculous. Look at historical Clemson NCAA bids
SquishyWaffle
You forget that Purnell bolting in the night destroyed
CTiger423®
^ ^ ^ coot trolls posing as Tiger fans are not going to like
Rocky the Tiger®
best coach on campus
Exiled2
Re: best coach on campus. What do you mean?***
Tablerock®
Re: best coach on campus. What do you mean?***
Exiled2
Re:He may very well be but I want to see more before
peanut
hmmm... I smell leverage...
TD Tigers
Hmmm...
Prime T. Tiger
He was only on the hot-seat of a few TNet armchair ADs***
SquishyWaffle
Re: New Story: Clemson AD: New contract in the works for Brownell
GotGRR
Great move here. It won't be home run territory on salary
wildblulou
Never won anything here, but he's the best coach on campus.
twentytwofifteen
Like our first NCAA tourney win since the Rick Barnes days?
wildblulou

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