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New Michigan assistants Billy Donlon, Saddi Washington to earn $205,000 in base salaries

May 25, 2016

ANN ARBOR — New Michigan assistant coaches Billy Donlon and Saddi Washington will each earn base salaries of $205,000, according to contract term sheets obtained by MLive.

According to U-M, full contracts are not yet available for Donlon and Washington, who were both introduced on May 4. Term sheets for each were obtained via a public record request.

Donlon and Washing were hired to vacancies left by Bacari Alexander and LaVall Jordan.

Term sheets for each of the new assistants stipulate undisclosed “annualized raises,” along with guarantees for complimentary tickets and use of a courtesy car. Both contracts will ultimately include performance bonuses, as well.

The term sheets are good through April 30, 2017.

Jordan, now the head coach at Wisconsin-Milwaukee, was in the midst of a contract at Michigan paying $205,000 last season and climbing $230,000 in 2017-18.

Alexander, now the head coach at Detroit Mercy, was paid $175,000 in 2014-15 in a contract scheduled for raises up to $215,000 by 2017-18.

Donlon came to Michigan after going 109-94 over his six-year tenure as head coach of Wright State. The 39-year-old won 20 or more games in three of the last four seasons, but was fired in March.

Washington, a Lansing native and former All-MAC performer at Western Michigan, spent the last 10 years as an assistant coach at Oakland.

Donlon and Washington will join Jeff Meyer as Michigan assistants.

Meyer agreed to a contract extension in 2014 for a salary of $180,000. The deal climbs to $220,000 by 2017-18.

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