The Knights are set to offer head coach Nathan Brown an extension in the coming weeks, but that doesn’t mean he can rest on his laurels.
According to Nathan Ryan on Fox Sports, the Knights hope to have a new, three-year deal for Brown finalised by the end of March, that will be laced with performance-based triggers.
The deal would reportedly see Brown’s pay tied to the side’s results, seeing him financially rewarded for future successes. It would apparently be the first of its kind for an NRL coach, and follows on from the Knights doing a similar deal with new halfback Mitchell Pearce.
Such performance-based contracts are common place in American sports – where player performance triggers can be tied to anything from winning championships to particular statistical outputs to being selected in All-Star games – but for whatever reason are yet to be widely adopted in the NRL.