Is this not correct? Because if it is, there really is no buyout. If we fire his worthless slack-ass right this very minute, he'd get paid the exact same amount as if we kept him on through the full term of his contract. Additionally, if we replace him with an interim (Cabral, Kiesau), we're in the same spot, at least through the course of the remainder of the season. I'm really not seeing a downside to firing him about 10 seconds after the game clock in Norman hits zeros.