Monday, March 7, 2016

Jackson State's Brent not fazed by current contract

JACKSON, Mississippi -- Despite going 2-0 against Prairie View A&M in the regular season, Jackson State coach Wayne Brent still deems the Panthers, who face the Tigers in the SWAC tournament at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, as "dangerous."

"They're in a situation where they have a coach (interim coach Byron Smith), who is trying to keep a job," Brent said. "So you never know how kids are going to react, and they may play over their heads."

The thing is, JSU is in, maybe not as drastic, but a similar situation. Any game of the conference tournament, which will be held in Houston, Texas, could be the last of the Tigers' season, which is the third and final year of Brent's current contract.

Brent's contract, which pays him $100,000 annually, is set to expire on June 30, 2016, according to the agreement which was obtained by The Clarion-Ledger through a public records request last fall.

JSU's coach isn't unfamiliar with the uncertainty, though.


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