10 Belz: Why would they ever do that? That makes no sense at all. If it's known that Hall desires to run for Salazar (or any other Nike coach) why shouldn't Nike tell him that they'd give him $30,000 a year plus bonuses since he's the one that's desperate? Okay so Hall says no, and they say, "fine, good luck finding the coach you want. If you really want this one, you know our offer." The bottom line is that in a situation like that, the athlete will get low balled to the extreme.
@10 Belz, you obviously don't know a thing about business & marketing. While I personally don't like Hall or subscribe to his beliefs, many people do and that translates to $$$ when properly marketed. If Nike chooses to do what it takes to bring Hall into their kingdom (i.e. splash the cash), you can bet they will make it back 10-fold each year.
That being said, is Salazar the right coach for Hall??? Maybe, maybe not. Hall will have to adapt to Salazar's methods which means track racing, and we all know Hall doesn't like the track.