UPDATE 2:50 PM on Sunday: According to Ira Schoffel (who broke the initial contract news), there was a misunderstanding with Florida State Athletic Director Stan Wilcox, and it is not a new contract extension; rather, it’s the one that was announced in February 2016, but was never put in writing. It still runs through the 2018-19 season.
During the 2016-2017 college basketball season, Florida State Head Coach Leonard Hamilton guided his ’Noles to a No. 2 seed in the ACC Tournament, a No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament, and the program’s first NCAA Tournament win in five years. And according to a report from Ira Schoffel of Warchant.com, Hamilton locked down more than just the Seminoles’ second-highest win total in program history (most Division 1 wins) when FSU finished the year with a 26-9 record after suffering a 91-66 loss to 11th-seeded Xavier.
Hamilton also earned a contract extension, the details of which have not yet been released. The venerable Hamilton had been signed through the 2018-2019 season but will reportedly receive a two-year extension within the month.
The reactions of Florida State fans to this extension will be interesting to monitor, especially given the timing of this news breaking right after a humiliating loss in a game the Seminoles were favored to win. Hamilton is the winningest coach in the history of FSU basketball.