Groce would get raise under contract proposal

The Associated PressJuly 10, 2014 

— Illinois basketball coach John Groce (GROHS) would get a raise and contract extension under a proposal being considered by university trustees.

The proposed contract amendment presented Thursday to a committee of trustees would raise Groce's pay by $100,000 to $1.7 million a year. His contract also would be extended by a year to run through the 2018-19 season.

If the proposal is approved by the board of trustees at its full meeting July 24 Groce would get his second raise and extension in just over two seasons at Illinois.

According to The News-Gazette (http://bit.ly/1onKLKf ), Illinois Athletic Director Mike Thomas said Groce is paid less than the average pay of his Big Ten counterparts.

Groce's teams have made either the NCAA Tournament or the National Invitation Tournament.

Information from: The News-Gazette, http://www.news-gazette.com

Idaho Statesman is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service