Menzies was ranked 12th on the list that included legendary coaches Jim Boeheim of Syracuse, Rick Pitino of Louisville and Roy Williams of North Carolina. Mark Few of Gonzaga was named the top coach for the return on investment.
In compiling this list, the article concluded that the best way to rank a coach relative to his peers is not just based on the number of wins and loses alone but the strength of those wins, as well as how much a coach wins and losses as compared to his salary and the total resources he has.
“Coach Menzies has done an outstanding job with the Aggies,” said NM State athletics director Dr. McKinley Boston. “His work has continued our strong basketball tradition at New Mexico State. This recognition is a testament of his value to our program.”
The story is available at http://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonbelzer/2014/11/19/the-best-college-basketball-coaches-for-the-money-2014/
A regular sports business contributor for Forbes, Belzer is the founder of GAME, Inc., and a professor of organizational behavior and sports law at Rutgers University.
Coach Menzies leads the Aggies in the first installment of the Battle of I-10 on Saturday night as NM State visits UTEP at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m.