Nash's deal loaded with incentives
Success on the court will come with some financial perks for new Hawaii basketball coach Bob Nash.
A second straight Rainbow Classic title and/or being named Western Athletic Conference coach of the year would be worth an additional $5,000 to his paycheck, while a national title would fetch $100,000, according to the terms of his recently executed contract. The deal also includes incentives for increased season-ticket sales and postseason appearances.
When Nash was hired in April, UH athletics director Herman Frazier said the coach's salary would be "north of $200,000," though the specific amount wasn't released in the contract that runs through the 2010 season with options for two more based on performance.
West Oahu makes it to semifinals
West Oahu beat Encinitas 9-2 yesterday to advance to the semifinals of the USABF 18-and-under World Series at San Diego.
Kione Manago and Austin Sloan combined to hold Encinitas to seven hits. Manago earned the win.
West Oahu got big games at the plate from Ronel Trias (2-for-3, two RBIs), Chad Takabuki (3-for-3, double) and Nick Wong (home run, two RBIs).
West Oahu plays in the semifinals today against a team to be announced.