Hamilton gets three-year extension

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Leonard Hamilton's contract at Florida State was extended for three years through the 2009-10 season, the school announced Wednesday.

Hamilton, who earned slightly more than $730,000 last year, will
have his base pay increased from $144,899 to $152,144. The
remainder of his pay comes from shoe contracts, radio and
television money and from public appearances.

"We believe FSU can achieve at the very highest level of
college basketball and we are glad to have ample time to continue
to reach our goals," Hamilton said Wednesday in a statement
released by the school.

The Seminoles finished 19-14 this season and advanced to the
second round of the NIT. They were 14-15 in Hamilton's first season
in 2002-2003.

Hamilton, 55, came to Florida State after coaching the NBA's
Washington Wizards in 2000-01. Before his NBA stint, Hamilton was
head coach at Miami from 1990-2000 and Oklahoma State from