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Seminoles extend coach Hamilton's contract two years

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida State gave basketball coach
Leonard Hamilton a two-year contract extension Thursday through
2012.

Hamilton begins his sixth season with the Seminoles, who won
more than 20 games in each of the past two seasons. He is 87-71
overall at Florida State.

University President T.K. Wetherell believes the program is
headed in the right direction, despite not reaching the NCAA
tournament since 1998.

"Coach Hamilton advocates winning not only on the basketball
court but also in the classroom and in the game of life,"
Wetherell said. "He builds winning basketball teams and young men
of character."

The 59-year-old Hamilton took over a program that fell into
disarray during Steve Robinson's five seasons.

"We are well on our way to becoming a program of significance
in the ACC and nationally," Hamilton said.