Illini Coaching Search: John Groce Contract Details Revealed

A day ago, before the head coaching search of the Illinois Fighting Illini had officially come to an end, we mentioned that Illinois and John Groce were stuck in a contract dispute. The Tribune reported that Groce wanted an 11-year contract worth $1,375,00 per season; the Illini were offering a five- or six-year contract worth about $1.2 million per season. As Groce was welcomed to Champaign today, we learned the details of his new contract. It appears as if a compromise was reached.


Related: Jabari Parker Recruiting: Illinois' Hiring Of John Groce Doesn't Satisfy Parker's AAU Coach

From the Chicago Tribune:

Thomas said Groce received a five-year contract paying a guaranteed $1.4 million per year, and denied that there was any "hiccup" this week in the process of getting Groce signed to his deal.

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