Tuesday March 29th, 2016

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Virginia Commonwealth head basketball coach Will Wade has received a contract extension to remain with the Rams through the 2023–24 season, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein.

Wade finished his first year at VCU with a 25–11 record, the Atlantic 10 Conference regular season title and an appearance in the NCAA tournament’s Round of 32.

He inked a five-year deal that paid him $1 million annually in base salary last year, taking over after Shaka Smart departed for the head coaching position with the Texas Longhorns.

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He arrived in Richmond after two seasons as the head coach at Chattanooga, where he compiled a 40–25 record over two seasons.

Wade’s name also circulated as a possible candidate for the head coaching vacancy at Vanderbilt.

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