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Avery Johnson receives two extra years as Alabama coach

Men's College Basketball, Alabama Crimson Tide

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama men's basketball coach Avery Johnson has received a two-year contract extension through 2023.

The board of trustees' compensation committee approved the extension Friday. Johnson will receive $2.9 million annually under the six-year deal.

The Tide hasn't made the NCAA tournament in either of Johnson's first two seasons, but the future seems bright.

Johnson brought in the nation's No. 6 recruiting class, touted as the program's best ever. The group is led by five-star point guard Collin Sexton and four-star shooting guard John Petty.

A former NBA player, Johnson has been head coach of the Dallas Mavericks and Brooklyn Nets.

The trustees also approved a $75,000 raise for basketball assistant John Pelphrey to $425,000. New baseball coach Brad Bohannon received a five-year deal worth $425,000 annually.

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