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Source: Memphis and Pastner agree to extension

Posted on: March 29, 2011 2:19 pm
Edited on: March 29, 2011 3:01 pm
 
Memphis officials have reached a deal on a five-year contract extension for men's basketball coach Josh Pastner, a source told CBSSports.com early Tuesday.

The school subsequently confirmed the CBSSports.com report.

Pastner's new contract is worth $1.7 million annually.

"We are delighted that Coach Pastner has accepted our contract offer and will remain as our basketball coach for years to come,” said Memphis athletic director R.C. Johnson. “He is, without a doubt, one of the most exciting young coaches in the country, and we anticipate continued growth for our basketball program."

Pastner had been linked to openings at N.C. State, Missouri and Oklahoma in recent days. He just took Memphis to the NCAA tournament and should return a preseason Top 25 team next season headlined by Will Barton, Joe Jackson, Tarik Black and incoming freshman Adonis Thomas, a McDonald's All-American from Melrose High in Memphis

"I have stated numerous times that the Memphis basketball job is one of the top five jobs in the country,” Pastner said. “I am most appreciative of the opportunity and understand the responsibility I was presented by R.C. Johnson to coach this team. We have everything we need to be successful and build championship caliber teams. From a modern arena, to a great practice facility, to one of the strongest fan bases in the nation, to an outstanding recruiting area, Tiger basketball is one of the top five programs in the country and should always remain at that elite level."

Pastner is 49-20 in two years with the Tigers.

He replaced John Calipari in April 2009.
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Since: Mar 28, 2011
Posted on: March 29, 2011 5:27 pm
 

Source: Memphis and Pastner agree to extension




Since: Aug 14, 2008
Posted on: March 29, 2011 5:20 pm
 

Source: Memphis and Pastner agree to extension

He'll be gone in three years to Kentucky when Coach Cal goes to the NBA....you KNOW it's coming. Memphis is just the minor league team for Kentucky!!



So Kentucky is the farm club to the Memphis Grizzlies! Tongue out



Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: March 29, 2011 4:50 pm
 

Source: Memphis and Pastner agree to extension

He'll be gone in three years to Kentucky when Coach Cal goes to the NBA....you KNOW it's coming. Memphis is just the minor league team for Kentucky!!

Tongue out



Since: Mar 1, 2009
Posted on: March 29, 2011 4:28 pm
 

Source: Memphis and Pastner agree to extension

Very Impressive, I thought it would be a 1.2 mil contract an increase of almost 500k but they doubled his current contract from 880k per year. The Administration is Committed and the Private Sector in Memphis Is Too.. Go Tigers!!!



Since: Apr 20, 2009
Posted on: March 29, 2011 4:09 pm
 

Source: Memphis and Pastner agree to extension

Geat Call, Coach!! I'm glad all the other teams out poaching coaches didn't get to you. We're glad to have you in Memphis, and look forward to some great years ahead.

Just curious....what are the other four teams?



Since: Jun 1, 2009
Posted on: March 29, 2011 3:56 pm
 

Source: Memphis and Pastner agree to extension

Congrats, Coach Pastner.


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