SEC Basketball:

Alabama approves new contracts for Johnson, Pelphrey

By: The Associated Press
Published: Friday, August 4, 2017
Alabama head coach Avery Johnson and associate head coach John Pelphrey, right, watch the action during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Mississippi State at the Southeastern Conference tournament Thursday, March 9, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
Alabama head coach Avery Johnson and associate head coach John Pelphrey, right, watch the action during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Mississippi State at the Southeastern Conference tournament Thursday, March 9, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

— Alabama basketball coach Avery Johnson has received a two-year contract extension through 2023.

The board of trustees' compensation committee approved the extension Friday. Johnson will receive $2.9 million annually under the six-year deal, up from about $2.8 million.

The former NBA player and head coach will also get $150,000 for each completed contract year.

The Tide hasn't made the NCAA Tournament in either of Johnson's first two seasons, but the future seems bright.

Johnson brought in the nation's No. 6 signing class, touted as the program's best ever. The group is led by five-star point guard Collin Sexton and four-star shooting guard John Petty.

The trustees also approved a $75,000 raise to basketball assistant John Pelphrey to $425,000. New baseball coach Brad Bohannon received a five-year deal worth $425,000 annually.

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