Rick Barnes passed on the Kentucky job in the short amount of time between Bill Donovan’s rejection and the Wildcats’ hiring of Billy Gillispie. (What it must be like to have a prepared and nimble Athletics Director?)
It now becomes public that Texas didn’t just expect the loyalty based on the raise Barnes ‘earned’ last year. Rick got a $200k raise and now pulls down a cool $2 million per year in Austin.
While we are on the topic of both Barnes and Gillispie, you may find the following two pieces interesting.