NMSU, Weir reach settlement over departure | KOB 4

NMSU, Weir reach settlement over departure

J.R. Oppenheim
April 09, 2018 10:33 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- New Mexico State University announced Tuesday it finalized a settlement with Paul Weir after the coach left the Aggies after one year to lead the rival New Mexico Lobos.


Weir will pay his former school $450,000 over a span of seven years until 2025. He's to make the first payment on May 1.

"We're delighted that we were able to reach an agreement with Coach Weir,” said NMSU Chancellor Garrey Carruthers. "We know him to be a fine coach, a fine gentleman and we congratulate him on a successful first season as head basketball coach for UNM."

Weir joined the Lobos in April 2017 after spending 10 years total at NMSU. He was an assistant coach under Marvin Menzies for nine years.

When Menzies departed for UNLV, a conference foe for UNM, Weir became the Aggies head coach. After leading NMSU to a Western Athletic Conference Championship, UNM hired him to coach the Lobos.

During the 2017-18 season, NMSU beat Weir's Lobos twice -- 75-56 on Nov. 17 in Las Cruces and 65-62 in Albuquerque.


J.R. Oppenheim

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