Tuscaloosa, Ala. (WHNT) Gregg Marshall will not be the next head basketball coach at the University of Alabama. Marshall accepted a new deal to remain at Wichita State Wednesday night according to UA athletics director Bill Battle. Shortly after receiving word of Marshall’s decision, Battle released this statement.
“I received word tonight that Coach Gregg Marshall has chosen to remain the head basketball coach at Wichita State. I fully respect his decision and wish him and his family all the best. My objective in this search is focused on one goal: to get the best person available to lead the Alabama men’s basketball program. I remain determined to bring to our program a proven head coach with impressive credentials, one who understands and values our program, wants to lead our program, and is excited about what can be accomplished at the University of Alabama.”
KWCH reporter Jacob Albracht is reporting Marshall’s deal is for seven years worth roughly $3 million per year.