The New Orleans Saints' top draft pick is unsigned, and their starting quarterback is holding out. General manager Mickey Loomis has another problem, too: Coach Jim Haslett is in the final year of the original three-year contract he signed in 1999. Attempts to get him signed to a new deal before training camp fell short. ``Having the head coach under contract for a long period of time, especially a very good head coach like Jim is, is very important,'' Loomis said. Haslett's current base salary is $900,000. That deal places him in the bottom quarter of the NFL's 32 head coaches, according to published reports. Haslett is believed to be seeking a five-year deal that averages $2.5 million a season. Rams coach Mike Martz last week signed for $3 million a year. Loomis and Haslett discussed the new deal as they waited for players to report to training camp. Both said they thought the negotiations were down to fine points.