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That Mississippi State job opening might have just gotten Steve Prohm a nice raise.

Murray State has officially extended Prohm’s contract one season, the longest they could extend it, and made him the 2nd highest paid coach in the conference. (Once Belmont officially joins this summer)

Prohm is slated to earn $300,000 a year, with possible incentives based on NCAA tournament wins and attendance at the CFSB Center. That contract extension puts Prohm on the payroll through 2016.

Clearly this is the move everyone in Murray wanted to see, but I don’t know how much affect it will have on the long term prospects of Prohm. Sure, the pay bump is enough for now, but with one or two more good or great seasons in Murray, other schools (in better situations than Mississippi State) will come calling, and I just don’t think $300k will be enough.

Can Murray eventually get up to $400k, the amount Belmont pays their coach of 26 years? Maybe.

Will they need to go higher to keep Prohm until this contract expires in 2016. I’d say likely.

But that’s a discussion for down the road. For now, the winningest first year coach in Murray State history will stick around for a second.

 


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Balancing OVC team’s records versus Strength of Schedule

OVC Schedule


DEC. 2

4-4SIUE60FINAL
6-1Indiana83

DEC. 3

2-4Morehead State2 p.m. ET
ESPN 3
5-2Purdue
5-1Marshall4 p.m. ET
OVC Digital
4-4Eastern Kentucky
6-1Tennessee State5 p.m. ET
ESPN 3
3-6Lipscomb
2-6Tennessee Tech7 p.m. ET
0-6Alabama A&M
4-3Austin Peay8 p.m. ET
SEC Network
5-2Arkansas
2-3Belmont8 p.m. ET
4-3Pepperdine
1-6Detroit Mercy8 p.m. ET
OVC Digital
3-4Murray State

2016-17 Basketball Standings

OVCOverall

EAST

Tennessee State0-06-1
Jacksonville State0-05-3
Eastern Kentucky0-04-4
Belmont0-02-3
Morehead State0-02-4
Tennessee Tech0-02-6

WEST

UT Martin0-07-2
Austin Peay0-04-3
Eastern Illinois0-04-3
SIU Edwardsville0-04-3
SEMO0-04-3
Murray State0-03-4
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