Virginia Signs Tony Bennett to 7 Year Deal

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    Tony Bennett is going to be a thorn in our side for many more years. They are a perfect match in Charlottesville.

    Virginia wants to keep men’s basketball coach Tony Bennett in Charlottesville for many more years.

    Coming off the program’s best season in decades, the school announced Tuesday that Bennett has signed a new seven-year contract that will keep him courtside with the Cavaliers through the 2020-21 season.

    The contract replaces an extension Bennett signed in 2012 that would have taken him through the 2018-19 season. It increases his salary and supplemental income to $1.942 million, according to a release from the school, up from $1.7 million.

    I made the comment earlier in the season that it looks like Bennett could be a lifer at UVA. He also looks poised to assume the throne of the next big name coach once the old timers retire in the next five or so years.

    And I’ve made the comment that in the past few years we’ve seen FSU, Miami and UVA cut down the nets. In other words – it can be done. In fact, UVA did it emphatically this season. They were clearly the best team and they proved it on the floor.

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