TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -After guiding Florida State to its best season in 16 years, Leonard Hamilton will be offered a contract extension that school officials said Tuesday would make him a ``happy camper.''
Florida State president T.K. Wetherell and athletic director Randy Spetman acknowledged that they were working on an extension for Hamilton they hope to get signed after the season.
``I'm convinced Leonard will be back at Florida State and be a happy, happy, happy camper,'' Wetherell said. ``I don't see Leonard going anywhere. I can see a number of people probably want him, but why would you want to leave what we've got here?''
They did not discuss specifics.
key substitutes from the school's most successful team since 1992-93.
The Seminoles have a 25-9 record going into NCAA tournament play Friday against Wisconsin in a first-round game at Boise, Idaho.
When asked about his contract status, Hamilton said it's been his longstanding policy to not comment on those issues.
Hamilton took over a program in shambles in 2002 and has led the Seminoles to three 20-win seasons in the past four years, getting the school back to the NCAA tournament for the first time in 11 seasons.
Florida State was 37-72 in the four years prior to Hamilton's arrival and just 19-45 in ACC competition under former coach Steve Robinson, who is now an assistant at North Carolina.
Hamilton, 60, is 131-95 in seven season sat Florida State as he heads for tournament play Friday. He was a runaway winner as the Atlantic Coast Conference coach of the year after the Seminoles finished fourth with a 10-6 record. They were a preseason pick to finish 10th.
Advertisement

NCAAB Headlines

Advertisement

NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail Oklahoma vs. Kansas Pick Now in the top ranking, will No. 1 Kansas be able to put on an impressive performance tonight when it hosts Oklahoma at 9PM...
Thumbnail Miami vs. Virginia Tech Pick Will No. 25 Miami go on the road and pick up a big win over Virginia Tech when the two meet up tonight at 9PM ET?
Thumbnail West Virginia vs. Baylor Pick Which team will pick up a win in a major Big 12 clash tonight when No. 9 Baylor hosts No. 12 West Virginia at...
Thumbnail UNC vs. Virginia Pick It’s a big matchup in the ACC tonight when No. 18 Virginiahosts No. 8 North Carolinaat 7PM ET. Who has the edge in this clash?
Thumbnail Georgia Tech vs. Notre Dame Pick Can No. 21 Notre Dame cover a double-digit spread at home when it hosts Georgia Tech tonight at 6:30PM ET?

NCAAB Team Pages