Now, Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase really has got to win.
Forget the pressure from Fins fanatics.
He's under financial pressure of the most urgent kind: For the next 30 years, a bank is going to be breathing down the neck of the young coach.
According to public records filed last week in Broward County, Gase and his wife Jennifer borrowed nearly $2 million — $1.92 to be precise — from Bank of America. They have until Nov. 1, 2047, to pay back.
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The coach used the Fort Lauderdale home he bought last June for $750,000 cash as collateral.
Word in the 39-year-old coach’s fancy canal neighborhood of Rio Vista, just south of the high-demand Las Olas district, is that Gase is going to expand the original 1935 crib and build a palatial mansion in and around it.
With three children, the Gases definitely need more than the 1,556 square feet that the house offers, and they got some ribbing from real estate websites last year for buying a smallish place for an NFL head coach.
A Fins spokesman didn’t respond to a request for comment about the mortgage.
The team has kept Gase’s salary under wraps. An NFL head coach makes an average of $5 million a year.