(AP) -- Clemson plans to keep basketball coach Brad Brownell around a while.
The school announced Friday that it had agreed to a six-year deal with Brownell worth $10.6 million. The agreement will bring Brownell a $350,000 raise for next season to $1.55 million and will eventually grow to $2 million in the contract's final year of 2019-20.
Brownell's chances of lasting past last season were not good with some after his 2013 team went 13-18, the Tigers first losing season in nine years. But Brownell turned things around behind high-flying forward K.J. McDaniels to go 23-13 and advance to the NIT national semifinals this past season.