By Journal, wire reports
It’s still not clear who the next Mississippi State men’s basketball coach will be, but it will not be Murray State’s Steve Prohm.
Prohm agreed to a one-year contract extension and a pay raise at Murray State on Monday after the Racers completed the most successful season in their school’s history.
Murray State says that Prohm’s base salary will be increased from $195,000 to $270,000 and his radio and TV contracts push his total compensation to $300,000, not including incentives.
Prohm was linked in news reports to the MSU vacancy when it was reported that a search firm representing the Bulldogs had contacted him before the Racers’ season had ended.
Murray State athletics director Allen Ward says the school is reinvesting in the program after a boost in ticket sales and a win in the NCAA tournament.
The Racers started 23-0 – the last undefeated team in NCAA Division I – rising as high as ninth in the AP poll. After beating Colorado State in the NCAA tournament, Murray State fell to Marquette in the third round to finish the season 31-2.