Harrick Contract Extension Approved Through 2006

ATHENS ----- A 3-year extension of the contract for University of Georgia basketball coach Jim Harrick was approved Friday by the school's Athletic Board, and the new agreement will keep Harrick as the Bulldogs' coach through the 2006 season.

Harrick received a three-year extension which results in a 5-year overall contract through 2006. His new contract will include a $45,000 increase in compensation plus incentives. "Certainly we are pleased the Board has approved the contract for Coach Harrick," said Athletic Director Vince Dooley. "He has a long history of success at several universities and did a remarkable job with our team last year with the nation's most difficult schedule."

Last year Georgia posted a 16-15 overall record against a schedule that was rated as the nation's toughest throughout the season. The Bulldogs also went a surprising 9-7 in SEC play, good for third place in the Eastern Division, at least two places above most pre-season predictions for the Georgia squad.

"I really appreciate Georgia for allowing us the opportunity to continue building what we started two years ago," said Harrick. "I also felt it was very important to finalize the contract extension before we go full-speed into fall recruiting and then into another season."

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