Ford gets four-year contract extension

STILLWATER, Okla. -- Oklahoma State basketball coach Travis Ford has received a four-year contract extension designed to keep him through 2019.

Regents governing Oklahoma State approved the new 10-year contract on Friday. It calls for Ford to receive $1.8 million for the upcoming basketball season and then get incremental raises that would push his salary to $2.8 million over the final four years of the contract.

The seven-year deal Ford signed upon being hired as the Cowboys' coach last year called for him to make about $900,000 in his first year.

The Cowboys went 23-12 in Ford's first season and returned to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2005.