AUSTIN, Texas -- University of Texas regents on Monday approved a
$200,000 raise for Rick Barnes, boosting him to a $2 million
Barnes has led the Longhorns to the NCAA tournament in each of
his nine seasons. Their best finish was a trip to the Final Four in
"This is a good thing for Rick and a good thing for the
University of Texas," said Athletic Director DeLoss Dodds. "Coach
Barnes has been terrific for the university. His record on the
court and our players' success in the classroom speak for
themselves, and we're also a top-five program in the nation
financially under his leadership. He's the kind of person we want
here at Texas."
Texas went 25-10 last season behind freshman sensation Kevin Durant, The Associated Press player of the year. Last week, Durant
announced he would leave the Longhorns to enter the NBA draft.