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.

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