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