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If Nike is clever enough to close any loopholes on VT thinking

about breaching the current contract, then I would think Nike is clever enough to put verbiage in the contract that gives them the first right to sit down at the table whenever VT is ready to start the negotiation process for the next contract.

If VT finalizes something too soon with another company, then the remaining time with Nike could be not as pleasant. Also, VT could discover that it left money on the table again as deals are finalized before the Nike contract expires. I would think VT wouldn't want to finalize the next contract with about 6-9 months to go on the Nike contract. It should give the new company plenty of time to generate the uniforms for the Fall sports and still minimize any awkwardness while working with Nike.

(In response to this post by seekoHoG)

Posted: 08/28/2017 at 5:09PM


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Current Thread:
  There didn't need to be any negotiations at all. ** -- NokieHokie 08/28/2017 2:54PM
  Hoo - That is one depressing post for us VT fans! -- Lakeridgehokie 08/26/2017 12:36PM
  We took ourselves to the cleaners. Don't blame Nike. ** -- NokieHokie 08/27/2017 11:39AM
  2022. ** -- Will Stewart  08/26/2017 10:19PM
  What incentive does Nike have to pay VT more money now -- VTHokie2000 08/28/2017 4:56PM
  Promising to drop them ** -- daveinop 08/28/2017 8:04PM
  The problem: if VT drops Nike, Buzz Williams will drop VT. -- Will Stewart  08/28/2017 9:00PM
  Recruiting. Kids want to go to Nike schools. ** -- Will Stewart  08/29/2017 09:14AM
  Buzz knows what this is doing to VT including -- daveinop 08/28/2017 9:06PM
  Or better yet. Tell Nike that we want to -- 133193Hokie 08/27/2017 1:09PM
  ~$200 penalty? -- EDGEMAN 08/27/2017 2:54PM
  Yep. ** -- Will Stewart  08/27/2017 09:17AM

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