Love all the recruits who reference length of the current coaches contract as their reason for committing to school. Lol.Because contract length can impact recruiting as a lot of players are looking for stability. Not the one-and-done blue chippers, but we're not exactly filling a whole team with those.
Obviously there's some debate about how much of an impact having only two years' left would have. But having only one year left would definitely be a problem, so you definitely don't want to wait for the full data on the contract's body of work before extending.
I'd be in favor of a modest one or two year extension because of that. Then if the trend continues upward next season, lock him up long term.
Perfect summary.5 years into a rebuild: 1 NCAAT caliber season, 2 NIT caliber seasons, 2 bad seasons that still weren't as bad as the worst that both Gregory and Hewitt put up.
Recruiting has been up and down but only one class was an absolute dud and that was in the thick of the Bell saga. Seems to be on the uptick but the jury is still out.
He has earned the standard "we aren't firing you right now" extension. I actually trust Stansbury to get this right, so I am not sweating it at all.