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Jury: JMU coach Brady breached Marist contract

Wednesday - 5/9/2012, 1:27pm  ET

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - A jury in upstate New York says former Marist basketball coach Matt Brady breached his contract when he left for the top coaching job at Virginia's James Madison University, but Marist wasn't financially damaged by the move.

The Poughkeepsie Journal reports ( http://pojonews.co/JfsHQs) that a lawyer for Marist says the school won't appeal the decision Wednesday not to award money damages. Attorney Paul Sullivan says Marist sued to establish that a contract is binding on both college and coach.

JMU settled before the trial, agreeing to pay Marist $100,000 for hiring Brady in 2008 without getting written permission, as required by his contract.

Marist said Brady also by stayed in contact with four players he recruited for Marist but brought to JMU.

Brady's lawyer says he's satisfied with the verdict.


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