Alabama gives hoops coach Avery Johnson 2-year extension
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama basketball coach Avery Johnson has received a two-year contract extension through 2023.
The board of trustees' compensation committee approved the extension on Friday. Johnson will receive $2.9 million annually under the six-year deal.
The Tide hasn't made the NCAA Tournament in either of Johnson's first two seasons, but the future seems bright.
Johnson brought in the nation's No. 6 signing class, touted as the program's best ever. The group is led by five-star point guard Collin Sexton and four-star shooting guard John Petty.
A former NBA player, Johnson has been head coach of the Dallas Mavericks and Brooklyn Nets.
The trustees also approved a $75,000 raise to basketball assistant John Pelphrey to $425,000. New baseball coach Brad Bohannon received a five-year deal worth $425,000 annually.