Hamilton gets three-year extension

Updated: May 25, 2004, 12:03 PM ET
Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Leonard Hamilton's contract at Florida State was extended for three years through the 2009-10 season, the school announced Wednesday.

Hamilton, who earned slightly more than $730,000 last year, will have his base pay increased from $144,899 to $152,144. The remainder of his pay comes from shoe contracts, radio and television money and from public appearances.

"We believe FSU can achieve at the very highest level of college basketball and we are glad to have ample time to continue to reach our goals," Hamilton said Wednesday in a statement released by the school.

The Seminoles finished 19-14 this season and advanced to the second round of the NIT. They were 14-15 in Hamilton's first season in 2002-2003.

Hamilton, 55, came to Florida State after coaching the NBA's Washington Wizards in 2000-01. Before his NBA stint, Hamilton was head coach at Miami from 1990-2000 and Oklahoma State from 1986-1990.

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