USA Today/Melina Vastola

FSU Basketball Head Coach Leonard Hamilton Receives 2-year Extension

Florida State extends Leonard Hamilton's contract by two years.

Florida State announced Wednesday that basketball coach Leonard Hamilton will receive a two year extension on his contract that was slated to end in April 2017. His contract will now run through the 2018-2019 season. 

Florida State athletic director Stan Wilcox praised Hamilton's ability to recruit.

“Our goal is to be in the NCAA Tournament annually,” Wilcox told “Leonard has led this program admirably since 2002. This extension positions him to continue attracting the kind of talent we need to compete in the ACC and nationally.”

Hamilton issued this statement after receiving the contract.

“I am pleased with the faith President Thrasher and Stan have shown in me,” Hamilton told “We feel good about our program and its direction, and we are excited about the future. We believe we are on the verge of accomplishing something special here, and this will allow us an opportunity to do so.”

Florida State has not made the NCAA tournament since 2012, and are likely to miss it again this year. The Seminoles are currently in the midst of a 4-game losing streak and will not be favored in any of the remaining three games of the regular season. If Florida State doesn't make the tournament this year the Seminoles will have made the tournament just four times in Hamilton's sixteen year tenure in Tallahassee.

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