Chatman looking at four years at $200K per

BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU women's basketball coach Pokey
Chatman will collect $200,000 a year for four years under a package
approved by the LSU Board of Supervisors.

Chatman, who led the team to the women's Final Four in her first
year as head coach, will get a base salary of $180,000 a year. The
rest of the money will come from radio and television appearances,
shoe contracts and other sources.

The board approved the package on Friday.

Chatman succeeded longtime coach Sue Gunter, who stepped down in
April because of health problems. Chatman has spent 17 years at LSU
as a star player, assistant coach and now head coach. She became
acting head coach Feb. 19.

The team finished 27-8, and the Final Four trip was the school's
first in women's basketball.