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Seminoles extends Hamilton's contract through 2025

Associated Press

Florida State has extended coach Leonard Hamilton's contract through the 2024-25 season.

The deal is set to keep Hamilton on the FSU sideline until he is 76 years old. It will pay about $562,500 for the remainder of this season and then about $2.3 million for each of the next four seasons.

Those figures are separate from numerous performance incentives such as $150,000 for winning an Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season or tournament title, $275,000 for reaching a Final Four and $500,00 for winning a national championship.

Hamilton, 72, is the winningest coach in program history in his 19-year run with FSU and a three-time ACC coach of the year. That included last season, when the Seminoles won the league regular-season title for the first time and were declared tournament champions after the league called off the remaining rounds amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Florida State head coach Leonard Hamilton gestures during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Miami, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, in Coral Gables, Fla. (Marta Lavandier/Associated Press)

FSU has also been to seven of the past 11 NCAA Tournaments, including a run to a regional final in 2018 and the Sweet 16 a year later.

Florida State athletics press release

March 1, 2021




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