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Tubby Smith Contract: Gophers To Extend Basketball Coach For 3 More Years

The Minnesota Golden Gophers have been rumored to be negotiating a new contract with Tubby Smith for quite awhile, but the process seems to be taking a very long time. It must be closer to completion now, however, because recent reports indicate that the men’s basketball coach will be extended for three seasons.

The new deal was being held up as Minnesota went through the hiring process of its new Athletic Director, but Charley Walters reports that things should be done fairly soon.

Tubby Smith’s long-anticipated University of Minnesota men’s basketball contract extension will be for three years with a relatively small salary increase. But his overall compensation with the new deal will depend primarily on incentive bonuses based on performance.

It sounds like the salary hasn’t been an issue, but rather what the contract buyout is going to cost. Hopefully it doesn't come down to that.

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