Kent agrees to 5-year extension with Oregon

Updated: April 12, 2007, 7:35 PM ET
Associated Press

EUGENE, Ore. -- Oregon coach Ernie Kent has agreed to a five-year contract extension after leading the Ducks to the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament, the school said Wednesday.

The agreement, representing a raise of $200,000 a year, pays Kent $1 million a year through the 2011-12 season.

Incentives could push the total to $1.3 million.

The contract stipulates a payment of $1 million if Oregon terminates the contract before it expires, but it does not have a buy-out clause on Kent's part.

Oregon went 29-8 this season and won the Pacific-10 Tournament.

It was second time this decade Oregon had gotten to the Elite Eight.

In 10 years at Oregon, Kent has a 193-120 record, second in wins at the school behind Howard Hobson, who won 212 games in 11 seasons.


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