Travis Ford receives strong endorsement from Oklahoma State athletic director, booster
Rumors have been swirling that Oklahoma State could be looking to part ways with head coach Travis Ford in recent days. On Tuesday, Cowboy athletic director Mike Holder released a statement defending Ford and saying that he would remain Oklahoma State’s head coach.
Here is the full statement released by Holder:
Also showing public support for Ford on Tuesday was noted Oklahoma State booster and billionaire T. Boone Pickens. The hedge fund chairman took to Twitter to support Ford.
Having the public support of the athletic director and a billionaire booster would seem to indicate that Ford will definitely return next season. It also doesn’t hurt that Ford would be owed the full amount of the 10-year contract extension that he signed in 2009. According to a report from Erik Horne of News Oklahoma, that amount would be $9.6 million.
Ford just completed his seventh season as the head coach at Oklahoma State, where he has compiled a 143-91 record at the school. The Cowboys have made the tournament in five of those seasons, but have lost in the opening game the last four times.
(H/t: News Oklahoma)