Mississippi head coach Andy Kennedy takes part in an interview during practice for an NCAA college basketball second round game Wednesday, March 18, 2015, in Jacksonville, Fla. Mississippi takes on Xavier on Thursday. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Chris O'Meara
May 05, 2015

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) Mississippi has agreed to a contract extension with men's basketball coach Andy Kennedy that will keep him at the school until 2019.

The four-year deal, which was announced by the school on Tuesday, is the longest allowed by state law. The school says it includes a base salary of $1.925 million per season, as well as possible performance incentives.

Kennedy, a Louisville, Mississippi native, has led the Rebels to the NCAA Tournament in two of the past three seasons. He just finished his ninth season with the program and his 192 career wins are the most in school history.

Ole Miss is in the midst of building a new on-campus basketball arena that is expected to be ready next year.

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