You likely aren't going to hear much about any contract extension for Charlotte 49ers coach Bobby Lutz before the 49ers begin play next week in the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament in Atlantic City, N.J.
That is not because work isn't being done.
In fact, all the work is about done, but according to several sources, some unforeseen circumstances have prevented the process from being completed by early March, which was everyone's goal.
And just to be clear, Charlotte's stellar performance over the final two weeks of the season - including the 10-point win Saturday at Rhode Island - played no role in the final outcome. The discussions regarding the contract began long before much of the final third of the regular season played out.
That's not to say the whole thing is a done deal, either. But for now, there do not appear to be any significant roadblocks ahead that would prevent Lutz completing an extension that will keep him with the 49ers for the foreseeable future.
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Posted by Observer Sports at 10:43 PM