Think LSU has it bad? Check out Baylor's troubles.

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I don't follow WBB, but am familiar with her and how good of a coach she is. That is a pretty surprising move. It's being sold as her "coming home," although she is not an LSU alum, hasn't lived/coached in the area since 2000, and grew up about 45 minutes away.

It's easy to wonder if it was purely a money thing, but the pay bump she received wasn't huge. You figure they would to a 3-time champ that built their program from nothing. She had been there so long, and through a lot of bad news/scandals with other athletic programs. This article seems to hint at a less-than-great relationship between herself Baylor's President/AD:

The story might be Kim Mulkey went home to coach at LSU, but it doesn’t feel quite so simple
 
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I don't follow WBB, but am familiar with her and how good of a coach she is. That is a pretty surprising move. It's being sold as her "coming home," although she is not an LSU alum, hasn't lived/coached in the area since 2000, and grew up about 45 minutes away.

It's easy to wonder if it was purely a money thing, but the pay bump she received wasn't huge. You figure they would to a 3-time champ that built their program from nothing. She had been there so long, and through a lot of bad news/scandals with other athletic programs. This article seems to hint at a less-than-great relationship between herself Baylor's President/AD:

The story might be Kim Mulkey went home to coach at LSU, but it doesn’t feel quite so simple
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Weird, mine loads right up. Relevant point from the article:
In her remarks Monday, Kim talked about how hard it was to leave Baylor, but she didn’t go out of her way to thank Linda Livingstone, Baylor’s president, or the athletic director, Mack Rhoades. They’re the heart of a “new administration” Kim referenced when she said the old guard had promised a new basketball arena would be on built on campus. Kim said she was “absolutely” in favor of such a plan, citing the advantages of a campus-based facility. But when the pandemic and budget cuts put everything on hold, any so-called promises went out the window. A site owned by the city on the Brazos, closer to downtown with tantalizing opportunities for development, suddenly became a viable alternative. A recommendation from Baylor officials is expected in the next month or so to the board of regents, which will make the final call. But a site looming as a civic economic engine seems the way to bet.
 

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