Gregg Marshall reaches deal with Wichita State, spurns Alabama

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Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall will remain with the Shockers after considering leaving for Alabama, Bleacher Report’s Jason King reported Wednesday.

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Gregg Marshall is 398-159 in eight seasons as Wichita State’s head coach. (Photo: Peter Aiken | Getty Images North America)

Alabama athletics director Bill Battle later confirmed that Marshall is not leaving his current job.

Marshall met with Battle earlier this week, and reports said he was going to tour the campus later this week. CBS Sports reported Marshall’s new contract is for seven years and Wichita State will pay him $3.3 million per year.

Marshall was courted furiously by Alabama and was also linked to the Texas opening. The 52-year-old coach has taken Wichita State to four straight NCAA Tournaments, including a Final Four in 2013 and a No. 1 seed in 2014.

This past season, the Shockers went 30-5 and made the Sweet 16 as a No. 7 seed, defeating Indiana and Kansas.

With Marshall remaining at the helm, Wichita State should once again be the Missouri Valley Conference favorite for the 2015-16 season.

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