By WVUA Staff

Wichita State University Head Basketball Coach Gregg Marshall turned down the offer to lead the University of Alabama men’s basketball program. University of Alabama Athletic Director Bill Battle confirmed that Marshall declined the position, but says that he respects Marshall’s decision and wishes him and his family the best. Battle said that his objective is to “get the best person available to lead the Alabama men’s basketball program.”

Marshall was offered a six-year contract by the University of Alabama that was said to be worth $4.2 – $4.9 million, reported the Wichita Eagle. Marshall met with Battle for several hours on Monday, but he has decided to sign a seven-year contract with Wichita State for $3.3 million per season according to CBS Sports.

Battle said, “I remain determined to bring 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.”.

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