Despite losing Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to the Detroit Pistons with the No. 8 pick in last year's NBA draft, the Georgia Bulldogs finished the season with a 20-14 record, and now head coach Mark Fox is being rewarded for it.
Charles Odum of the Associated Press is reporting on Wednesday that Fox has been given a two-year extension after what athletic director Greg McGarity called a "very encouraging" performance this season. Terms of the deal are not immediately known, but Fox made $1.7 million annually and had two years on his deal before the extension.
In his five seasons with the Bulldogs, Fox is 85-77. Most recently, the team tied for second in the Southeastern Conference at 12-6. The team loses just one senior going into next season, and McGarity admitted he will have "very high" expectations for Fox heading into next year. SI WIRE: San Jose State men’s basketball program anticipates APR sanctions for next season