That long-awaited new contract for basketball coach Lorenzo Romar is on the desk of UW president Mark Emmert and should be signed and officially announced within the next week to 10 days.
Romar and UW athletic director Todd Turner agreed on a contract extension way back in October. However, the official document was delayed as the sides worked on wording -- and then it was held up a while longer so that the new contract for Romar could be similar in structure to the one signed by newly hired women's basketball coach Tia Jackson.
(Turner, by the way, said no similar extension for football coach Tyrone Willingham has been discussed by either side. "We're just supporting him like crazy," Turner said. "We want that guy to be incredibly successful.")