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Report: Bennett gets new seven-year deal worth $800K per

Updated: July 27, 2007, 9:16 PM ET
Associated Press

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Tony Bennett will receive the largest contract in Washington State coaching history after leading the men's basketball team to its best season in decades, a newspaper reported.

Bennett's new seven-year contract will pay him a guaranteed $800,000 per year as long as he stays at WSU through March 15 of each season, The Seattle Times reported Friday.

Bennett won numerous college coach of the year awards after leading the Cougars to a 26-8 record last season.

Bennett, ...

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