Originally Posted by warpaint*
We are paying Haith $1.6 million a yr and that was a lifeline as the ship was going down in Miami (IE we were in the farthest thing from a bidding war to land his services). Also built a $75 million dollar (2002 dollars) arena 11 years ago. College hoops is the very definition of big business.
MU is normally among the top-20 most profitable basketball programs in the country. (They offered Painter 2M+) A new arena with no debt is a rarity in college sports. I suspect they'll be in the top-4 of the SEC pretty much annually in that sport. Depending on what Arky and Tennessee do, which are their hoops peers there.