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Oregon clearly doesn't have a clue if it is just searching for the next hot name to fill its vacancy. It's so obvious that most of these schools don't have a plan when they fire their coach. You must have an idea of who you can get, and there are ways to do it, before you decide to get rid of your coach. Oregon wasn't going to nab any of the elite names in the game.John Canzano of The Oregonian reports that Butler has been asked for permission to contact Brad Stevens, but what if that doesn't work? Bob Clark of The Register-Guard has this:
If a decision is to go back to one of the candidates who was unofficially contacted, such as Pittsburgh’s Jamie Dixon or Mark Turgeon of Texas A&M, Oregon will have to raise its offer, because those coaches have now accepted extensions to their current deals, with financial raises.
If the offers need to get very high, maybe it pushes Oregon into a really striking monetary offer to one of the nation’s highest-paid coaches, such as Tom Izzo of Michigan State ($2.8 million) or Billy Donovan of Florida ($3.5 million).