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Firings leave some schools reeling financially

Originally Published: May 14, 2007
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

When University of Wyoming athletic director Tom Burman made the decision to cut men's basketball coach Steve McClain loose with three years remaining on his contract, the financial impact put the school at risk for any future contractual demands until the funds could be replaced.

And that's the challenge facing universities as they make the tough call to sever ties with a coach with multiple years left on a contract.

It happened quite often during the coaching ...

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