March 26th, 2012 06:25 PM║ Posted By: Josh Ward ║ Permalink
Tags: Mississippi State, Murray State, Rick Stansbury, Steve Prohm
Murray State basketball coach Steve Prohm won’t be Mississippi State’s next coach.
Murray State announced it has agreed on a one-year extension with Prohm, whose new deal will run through May 31, 2016.
Prohm’s base salary will increase to $270,000 and his total compensation will be $300,000 annually, which would fall well short of what Mississippi State was capable of offering.
“I love it here,” Prohm told CBSSports.com of his deal to stay at Murray State. “They gave me a great opportunity.”
Prohm was considered last week to be Mississippi State’s “primary target” to replace Rick Stansbury. Now, MSU athletic director Scott Stricklin will have to look elsewhere.
And with South Carolina expected to hire Kansas State coach Frank Martin, you can expect Mississippi State fans will push even harder for the Bulldogs to land a big name in Starkville.
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