BY: John Mamola
Florida head basketball coach Billy Donovan has signed a three-year contract extension that raises his average salary to $3.7 million over the next six years, according to the Associated Press.
Donovan signed the extension in February, before the Gators became the first team in SEC history to go 18-0 in conference play during the regular season. Florida also won the SEC tournament and earned the NCAA tournament's overall top seed for the second time in school history.
Donovan's extension, which was agreed to in June, paid him a $250,000 longevity bonus before March 1 and increased his base salary nearly $100,000 a season.
Because of the bonus, Donovan will earn $3.9 million this season. He will make $3.681 million in each of the next five years.
The Gators will face off with UCLA on Thursday night in the round of sixteen. You can catch the game on 1250am WHNZ beginning at 9:10pm.
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