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Frank Martin Gets Contract Extension

GAMECOCK BASKETBALL COACH INKED THROUGH 2022 University of South Carolina head basketball coach Frank Martin received a four-year contract extension on Friday – extending his tenure through the 2021-22 season with a base salary of $2.45 million annually. “During Frank’s tenure, our basketball team has had tremendous growth, not only…

GAMECOCK BASKETBALL COACH INKED THROUGH 2022

University of South Carolina head basketball coach Frank Martin received a four-year contract extension on Friday – extending his tenure through the 2021-22 season with a base salary of $2.45 million annually.

“During Frank’s tenure, our basketball team has had tremendous growth, not only on the court, but also in the classroom,” South Carolina athletics director Ray Tanner said in a statement. “Frank is passionate about academics and community outreach, and that translates to his team as well. Our program has taken tremendous strides under Frank, and is in position to be an NCAA Tournament team. Frank is building a winning culture and we are very excited to have him as the leader of our men’s basketball program.”

Martin said he was “thankful for all the players that have sacrificed so much in helping us to build our program for us to be given this opportunity.”

Hmmmm … thankful enough to share some of that fat salary?

Wait … never mind. That’s another conversation for another time.

Martin – whose first two years in Columbia, S.C. were an unmitigated disaster – has turned it around since then.  After posting a winning record in 2014-15, his most recent team finished the 2015-16 regular season on the cusp of an NCAA tournament appearance – someplace the Gamecocks haven’t been in twelve years (and someplace they haven’t won in 43 years).

Of course there have been some off-court problems, but the general consensus is that Martin has the Gamecock hoops program on the right track and is deserving of this vote of confidence.

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16 comments

Squishy123 April 1, 2016 at 2:39 pm

I’d love to see him and Muschamp get into a heated argument.

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TroubleBaby April 1, 2016 at 2:40 pm

If we were gathered round and taking bets on said Cockfight, my money is on the former bouncer.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein April 1, 2016 at 3:06 pm

TBG will go with Muschamp.

We will need to set an over/under line on F-bombs.

No matter what it is…TBG is taking “Over”.

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mamatiger92 April 1, 2016 at 3:17 pm

Muschamp looks a little doughy. I’m going with Martin.

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squishyisahalfbreednigger April 2, 2016 at 2:00 am

I would like to see you and soap and water in a heated argument….. and you lose, you stinking half breed, smelly ass nigger.

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Squishy123 April 2, 2016 at 11:00 am

You gotta love the responses from USC fans. So classy.

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squishyisstillahalfbreednigger April 2, 2016 at 6:11 pm

Ain’t no dam USC fan. I hate your half breed nigger ass. Is your meth addict mom still fucking niggers/spics/white trash for $5.00? Heard she fucked the entire inmate population at the Lexington County Detention Center during her latest prostitution arrest. It was her 200th arrest for selling her skanky clap trap!

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Squishy123 April 2, 2016 at 7:52 pm

What’s worse than a USCe fan is a USCe fan who’s too ashamed to admit he’s a USCe fan.

hey snaggletooth April 3, 2016 at 9:50 am

Dont you have some cars to go shoot at ? hick

Flip April 1, 2016 at 2:51 pm

He seems to get good results, better than what they’ve had before at least. That’s a pretty long contract though.

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9" April 1, 2016 at 3:13 pm

Martin is probably the smartest/wisest coach Carolina has had,except maybe,Ray Tanner.

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Turfbuilder April 3, 2016 at 8:43 am

The word smart and Ray Tanner in one sentence?
Only in Pastides world…

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Sic Semper Tyrannis April 1, 2016 at 3:14 pm

Will, could you remove the Miranda adds?

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more exposure April 3, 2016 at 2:20 pm

or you could just shave them into rocky’s backhair

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John April 2, 2016 at 9:10 am

Fuck yes!

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LouieBuoy April 2, 2016 at 10:45 am

Oh my! But he’s chicken cursed!

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