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Pittsburgh extends coach Dixon's deal another 3 years

Updated: September 25, 2008, 2:00 PM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh basketball coach Jamie Dixon's contract was extended three seasons through the 2015-16 season Thursday, a deal that came two years following his last extension.

Dixon will receive a raise from his $1.3 million salary of last season, when he was the university's highest-paid employee.

Pitt may have felt an urgency to extend Dixon's contract so soon after giving him an extension through the 2012-13 season in March 2006 because other Big East coaches were beginning ...

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