I made a few calls while on the road with the UNT men’s basketball team.
While the UNT board of regents approved the parameters of an extension for McCarney at its meeting on Thursday, a university spokesman said that the contract had not been executed at that point.
The translation is that the deal has not been finalized and signed by all the pertinent parties yet. It might have been signed since then, but as of late yesterday it had not been.
That makes a lot of sense when one thinks about it. UNT officials, McCarney and his agent have been talking for weeks about what they want in the deal, what makes sense, et cetera.
Once that process was pretty much finished up, UNT had to get the approval of the regents to go ahead and sign the contract.
I’m sure that will happen here pretty quickly and the contract will then be available.