BY USA TODAY
Don’t expect a coaching vacancy at UCLA for a while.
New coach Steve Alford’s freshly signed UCLA contract features a peculiar buyout clause, according to the Los Angeles Times.
If Alford or UCLA wanted to part ways before April 20, 2016, both would be obligated to a $10.4 million buyout. That’s four times Alford’s annual salary. The former New Mexico coach signed a seven-year, $18.2 million contract in April.
In essence, Alford will almost certainly be staying in Westwood for at least half a decade.
If Alford decided to leave town before four years are complete, his buyout would be $7.8 million. After five years, it would be $5.2 million and if he left before finishing six years on the job, that number would drop all the way to $2.6 million.
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