Florida State Seminoles basketball head coach Leonard Hamilton will remain at Florida State despite the recent struggles of the team. According to Jeff Cameron of 97.9 ESPN Radio Tallahassee, Hamilton will receive an extension this week.
Florida State found itself on the bubble of the NCAA Tournament for most of the season, and the 'Noles put themselves into a good position up until they played at Syracuse, which began the current four-game losing streak. The streak includes losses at home vs. Georgia Tech and on the road at Virginia Tech, games where FSU was favored, when the team was on the right side of the bubble. Unless the 'Noles win the ACC Tournament, they will more than likely find themselves in the NIT, missing the NCAA Tournament for the fourth consecutive season.
Hamilton has been in Tallahassee since 2003 and the team has made the NCAA Tournament four times, all consecutively from 2009-2012, which includes an ACC championship in 2012. Since then, FSU has made the NIT two times and missed out on the postseason in 2015 for the first time in nine years. Hamilton is the all-time wins leader in Florida State basketball history, holding a 252-148 record. He is a two-time ACC Coach of the Year winner and has won three National Coach of the Year awards.
Update: Safid Dean of the Tallahassee Democrat is now reporting that the extension will be for two years.