When it was officially announced on Dec. 3 that Mark Mangino was no longer the head coach at Kansas, it was learned that Mangino had resigned after reaching an agreement on a settlement.
As it turns out, according to the Lawrence Journal-World, the school was, as expected, prepared to fire Mangino if he did not agree to the settlement.
In the agreement, KU revealed that it had drawn up and delivered to Mangino on Dec. 2 a draft termination letter, which would have been effective Dec. 3. In exchange for KU revoking that termination letter, and “nullifying” the informal internal investigation that had been ongoing, Mangino agreed to the settlement.
Part of that settlement included a $3 million payment to Mangino, it was learned in documents released by the school today.
If Mangino had been fired without cause — debatable as he was the subject of an internal investigation resulting from accusations that he had mistreated a player — he would’ve been entitled to nearly $7 million per the language in his contract.