New Contract For UCLA Hoops Coach

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Tuesday July 1, 2008
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- UCLA coach Ben Howland has agreed to a new
seven-year contract with the university. He has led the Bruins to
the Final Four each of the past three years, The deal adds one year onto the agreement he signed last October and runs through the 2014-15 season. It includes a guaranteed 1.97 million dollars for next season and rises to 2.3 million dollars in the final year of the pact.

His previous contract guaranteed compensation of 1.5 million
dollars for the 2007-2008 season with a boost to 2 million in the
final year. The incentive package from his previous agreement,
capped at $235,000, is retained in the new deal.

The 51-year-old Howland guided the Bruins to a school-record for
wins on their way to a 35-and 4 record last season, winning a third
straight Pac-10 title. That made Howland the first coach since the legendary John Wooden to produce three conference champions in a row.

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