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Avery Johnson, Alabama Agree to 2-Year Contract Extension

Avery Johnson, Alabama Agree to 2-Year Contract Extension
Published On: Fri, Aug 04
Mar 13, 2015; Anaheim, CA, USA; Hawaii Warriors guard Roderick Bobbitt (left) drives the ball defended by UC Davis Aggies guard Avery Johnson (20) during the second half of the semifinals in the Big West Conference Tournament at Honda Center. The Hawaii Warriors won 65-58. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

The University of Alabama and head basketball coach Avery Johnson agreed to a two-year contract extension on Friday.

Per the Associated Press (via ESPN.com), Alabama's board of trustees' compensation committee approved the two-year extension that will keep Johnson with the program through 2023 and pay him an annual salary of $2.9 million.

Johnson has been head coach at Alabama since he was hired in April 2015. The 52-year-old has led the Crimson Tide to back-to-back winning records and a 37-30 overall record, though they have lost in the first round of the NIT in each of his first two seasons.

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