>Anyone think Tim would be have a better season,
>which is winning or at least second for all his
>races, if he had stayed with his old coach? I'm
>still wondering why the hell he decided to leave
>his coach, I mean, he must have done something
>right if he ran the WR for 100 meters. Maybe he
>didn't have a good personal relationship with his
>coach (I know how that feels). Anyone know about
According to a Los Angeles Times article about a month ago, the dispute was over money. There is pending litigation over the matter, after Graham told Montgomery last fall not to return to camp.
"Montgomery, who filed the suit, contends in court papers that Graham breached their contract & owes him $12,500 — the final chunk of their $50,000-a-year deal. The lawsuit alleges that Montgomery had paid the last quarterly installment 2 days before the phone call.
Graham has counter-sued, saying Montgomery owes him $30,000 — $15,000 unpaid from 2001, $15,000 more as part of a 2002 bonus for breaking the 100-meter mark."
Not having an official coach has certainly hurt him. A couple weeks ago, Tim said that he would announce his new coach (which the media reported was probably Dan Pfaff). However, we haven't heard anything since.