Previously reported as likely-to-happen on Tuesday, Florida State Seminoles basketball head coach Leonard Hamilton has officially been given a two-year extension.
Per a recent release from FSU, the deal will keep Hamilton in town through the 2018/2019 season. On Tuesday, Tomahawk Nation broke down what Hamilton has done since arriving in Tallahassee:
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.
On Wednesday morning, we also discussed some of the finer points to consider when thinking about Florida State athletic director, Stan Wilcox, making his first major decision regarding the basketball program.
There is no word yet on the compensation aspect of Hamilton's new contract, but his previous contract (which was set to expire at the end of the 2016/2017 season) was paying him $2.25 million per year.
As Tomahawk Nation gathers more information, we will update this piece.