CHICAGO (AP) -Illinois basketball coach Bruce Weber is getting a big raise after his team's surprising turnaround last season.
University trustees voted Thursday to raise Weber's pay by 50 percent and extend his contract by three years, through April 2015.
Weber's pay will increase immediately from $1 million to $1.25 million a year. Starting in January, Weber will be paid $1.5 million a year.
The Illini were 24-10 and finished second in the Big Ten before losing in the first round of the NCAA tournament. They weren't expected to do that well a year after finishing 16-19.
Weber has coached at Illinois for six seasons. His teams have been to the tournament five times.
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