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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 10:25 a.m., Friday, July 25, 2003

Jones not worried that contract still unsigned

Advertiser Staff

BOISE, Idaho — University of Hawai‘i football coach June Jones said there is no timetable as to when he will sign his new five-year contract, but he has agreed to all terms and “I don’t anticipate any problems.”

He also said he envisions living in Hawai‘i the rest of his life. ‘“Oh, yeah,” he said.

Last month, UH’s Board of Regents approved a new contract that would pay Jones a base salary of $800,016 annually. His new contract, retroactive to July 1, will replace the five-year contract that was set to expire in January 2004.

Jones has not received the actual contract, but knows of all of the terms included in it. He said the holdup is reviewing the “wording on certain clauses and stuff.”

Jones also left open the possibility that his nine assistant coaches will receive pay raises. Jones had said UH has a system-wide freeze on salaries. He has met with UH athletic director Herman Frazier and “we’re doing what we can do.”

His assistants’ contracts expired June 30, the last day of UH’s fiscal year.