tennesse state basketball coach Justin Miller told The Associated Press he is confident in the players and his team.
The school’s $1.3 million in payroll is up from $822,000 in the last fiscal year.
Miller said he didn’t know how much he had to pay players, but that his staff is going to do what they have to do to get their pay.
He said his players were told in the off-season to expect to be paid more than $1,500 for each game.
He didn’t specify how much players were paid, but he said he believes the players were making at least $300,000.
He also said he was happy with the way things went on the court.
“I think the whole team has been great,” he said.
The biggest thing for us is getting them out there more and more every game. “
The biggest thing we need to focus on is getting our players better.
I can’t tell you how many games we will be playing, but we are definitely going to be a team that competes.” “
We have a very, very young team and we have a lot of work to do.
I can’t tell you how many games we will be playing, but we are definitely going to be a team that competes.”
Miller, who will be the fifth coach in school history, was asked how much money players were being paid.
“Not much,” he responded.
“They are all making a good living and are making a lot more than the other coaches.”
The AP spoke with several Georgia State players who were working out in Georgia.
“When I get home from school, I’m going to get a $1 bill and give it to my dad,” said one of the players.
Miller declined to answer any more questions about pay.
Miller also said the school has a $600,000 surplus.
The Georgia Sports Facilities Authority reported this week that the surplus has been used for “further building” for Georgia State, such as the football stadium, new equipment and new seats.
Miller has said in the past he expects to have the entire athletic department back on the field by the end of the year.
He has also said that he would like to see a $200 million athletic budget for the football program in addition to the $2.8 million surplus.