Missouri basketball introduces $21 million man Cuonzo Martin as Tigers coach

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Cuonzo Martin will get a guaranteed $21 million over seven years to coach the Missouri men’s basketball team, according to his contract.


Martin’s contract calls for raises of $100,000 each year after he coaches for $2.7 million next season. The information was reported Monday by Mark Kim of Columbia, Mo., TV station KOMU at Martin’s introductory media conference.



Breakdown of Martin’s #Mizzou contract pay year-by-year. @KOMUsports pic.twitter.com/I4nTPs5OC0


 


— Mark Kim (@MarkJKim_) March 20, 2017



It doesn’t stop there for Martin. He will receive two courtesy cars, a suite for Mizzou home basketball games, six premium tickets for home football games and a country club membership for his trouble.


His performance incentives are as follows:



Martin’s incentives


$50K = SEC Champs
$25K = SEC Tournament champs
$25K = NCAA Tournament qualifying
$25K = Sweet 16
(1/2)@KOMUsports


— Mark Kim (@MarkJKim_) March 20, 2017




$50K = Elite 8
$75K = Final 4
$200K = National Champs
$25K = SEC COTY
$50K = National COTY
$25K = 25 wins
$50K = 50 wins @KOMUsports


— Mark Kim (@MarkJKim_) March 20, 2017



Martin will receive a $1.1 million budget to hire three assistants and for three other staff positions. There are also sliding buyout scales on each side of the deal. Mizzou will pay the buyout for Martin’s Cal contract.


Martin, an East St. Louis, Ill., native, was announced as Tigers coach last week. He replaces Kim Anderson. A former Purdue standout, Martn coached three years apiece at Missouri State, Tennessee and California before coming to Columbia.


At the media conference, Martin said he admired coach Norm Stewart’s Mizzou program while growing up.



Cuonzo Martin on Norm Stewart and his memories of watching #Mizzou growing up as a kid: pic.twitter.com/kCk3uLkEkk


— Tyler Murry (@TylerMurry_) March 20, 2017



As for the current elephant in the room, Martin is not commenting on the rumors that Michael Porter Sr. will join his staff.


Porter’s son, Michael Porter Jr., is the nation’s No. 1 prospect for the college basketball 2017 recruiting class. He was a Washington commit before the Huskies fired coach Lorenzo Romar.



Martin acknowledged that he knows Michael Porter Sr. but declined to comment on any staff decisions.


— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) March 20, 2017



Michael Porter Jr. played at Tolton Regional Catholic High School in Columbia before moving to Washington, where his father was an assistant to Romar. The Huskies released Porter from his commitment. Porter is Romar’s godson.


A brother, Jontay Porter, is a 6-foot-9 power forward who is committed to Missouri in its 2018 recruiting class. Michael Porter Jr. is a 6-foot-8 shooting guard. Both played this season at Nathan Hale High in Seattle while their father coached with Romar.


The elder Porter is a former assistant coach for the Mizzou women’s team. Robin Pingeton, who coaches the women’s team, is his sister-in-law. Porter’s two daughters play for the the Tigers.


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