NCAA Men's Basketball

Noles extend Hamilton's deal through 2017

07/04 6:37 AM

Leonard Hamilton received a contract extension from Florida State on Wednesday that reportedly will make him the second-highest paid coach in the ACC.

Leonard Hamilton received a contract extension from Florida State on Wednesday that reportedly will make him the second-highest paid coach in the ACC.

The school announced that it extended Hamilton's contract through the 2017 season. The Orlando Sentinel, which obtained a copy of the coach's new contract, reported that Hamilton will receive a $750,000 raise to put his annual salary at $2.25 million.

"I am extremely thankful to president Eric Barron and our administration for allowing us to continue to build upon the foundation that we have worked so hard to put into place in my first 11 years at Florida State," Hamilton said in a statement. "We are excited for our university and our basketball program as we enter a new era in the Atlantic Coast Conference which is now the best league in the history of college basketball."

The 64-year-old Hamilton, a two-time ACC Coach of the Year (2002, '12), is 219-143 with the Seminoles since taking over as coach in 2002.

He led Florida State to its first ACC tournament title in 2011-12 and four consecutive NCAA tournament appearances from 2009-12. The Seminoles finished 18-16 last season and lost in the first round of the NIT.


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