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Miller contract extension approved

The regents have approved new terms for men’s head basketball coach Sean Miller. He is now under contract until April 2016 and will receive a $100,000 raise in base pay, bringing his base salary to $1 million and total compensation to $2.1 million.

His salary will increase by $100,000 a year for each additional year of his contract.

Miller will also receive $700,000 for peripheral duties, such as speaking engagements and radio and television appearances. This amount is unchanged from Miller’s previous contract. 

Miller will receive an additional 15 hours of noncommercial jet a year for use for recruiting and other basketball-related activities. In addition, incentives for Graduate Success Rate, which measured the proportion of student athletes who earned a degree, were replaced with incentives for total team grade point average. This, according to board documents, is due to new regulations put forward by the Department of Education.

The other provisions of Miller’s contract remain unchanged.   

Shelton said the new terms of the contract were important in order to honor an agreement with Miller that an extension would be brought forward for board approval after two years, and in order to keep him from being lured away by another university. 

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