Stanford extends contract of head coach Johnny Dawkins

Stanford announced Wednesday that it has extended the contract of head coach Johnny Dawkins. 
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Stanfordannounced Wednesday that it has extended the contract of head coach Johnny Dawkins. 

Per university policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

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Dawkins led the Cardinal to an upset of No. 2 seed Kansas in last season's NCAA Tournament. Stanford, who was a 10-seed, defeated No. 7 seed New Mexico and Kansas before falling to No. 11 seed Dayton in the Sweet Sixteen. 

“Johnny Dawkins is a phenomenal educator and tireless worker,” said athletic director Bernard Muir. “Our on-court success last year combined with ongoing academic accomplishments and the overall development of our student-athletes illustrates Johnny’s ability to lead this program into the future.”

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The Cardinal finished 23-13 last season. Dawkins, a former No. 10 NBA draft pick out of Duke, has a 117-87 record in six seasons as the coach of Stanford.

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