No. 11 Seminoles extends Hamilton’s contract through 2025

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (AP) — No. 11 Florida State has extended coach Leonard Hamilton’s contract through the 2024-25 season.

The school announced the extension Monday, with the deal set to keep Hamilton on the FSU sideline until he is 76 years old. It will pay about $562,500 for the remainder of this season and then about $2.3 million for each of the next four seasons.

Those figures are separate from numerous performance incentives such as $150,000 for winning an Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season or tournament title, $275,000 for reaching a Final Four and $500,00 for winning a national championship.

Hamilton, 72, is the winningest coach in program history in his 19-year run with FSU and a three-time ACC coach of the year. That included last season, when the Seminoles won the league regular-season title for the first time and were declared tournament champions after the league called off the remaining rounds amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

FSU has also been to seven of the past 11 NCAA Tournaments, including a run to a regional final in 2018 and the Sweet 16 a year later.

Florida State, which also won the ACC Tournament in 2012, is atop the league standings again entering the final week of the regular season. The Seminoles next host Boston College on Wednesday.

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