New University of Tennessee athletic director John Currie can earn a retention bonus of $1.5 million if he remains at the university through the duration of his five-year contract. UT released Currie’s memorandum of understanding on Friday to the News Sentinel through a public records request. Currie agreed to a five-year deal worth $900,000 in total compensation with opportunities for bonuses and a signing incentive of $75,000, due within 30 days of the execution of the MOU. Currie, who spent the past eight years as the athletic director at Kansas State, was hired Tuesday and publicly introduced as Tennessee’s new athletic director Thursday during a ceremony at Thompson-Boling Arena. He begins working at UT on April 1, which is his 46th birthday. -Rhiannon Potke, knoxnews.com– Read More
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