Tim Jankovich adjusts to new role

Originally Published: September 7, 2012
By Jason King | ESPN.com

DALLAS -- For Tim Jankovich, the offer couldn't have been any more attractive.

SMU was willing to make him the highest-paid assistant in America -- with a contract worth approximately $800,000 per year -- to leave his head coaching position at Illinois State for a job under Hall of Famer Larry Brown. And as soon as the 71-year-old icon retired, Jankovich would move into the lead chair.

For many coaches, the decision would've been simple.

Jankovich described ...

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