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Alabama extends Avery Johnson through 2023

Alabama mens basketball coach Avery Johnson has had his contracted extended by two years, through 2023.

Johnson will be paid $2.9 million a year with a $12,000 annual expense account. He will also receive a $150,000 completion bonus for every year on the deal.

The total compensation is up from the $2.8 million pay from his initial contract signed two years ago when hired by former athletics director Bill Battle.

Basketball assistant John Pelphrey also got a significant pay bump, from $350,000 a year to $425,000.

Johnson has a 37-30 record through his first two seasons in Tuscaloosa and hasn't reached the NCAA Tournament. However, buzz is certainly growing around the program with a top-10 recruiting class led by five-star point guard Collin Sexton and four-star shooting guard John Petty.


August 4, 2017