Florida gives hoops coach Mike White raise, 2-year extension

The Associated Press

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida has given basketball coach Mike White a raise and a two-year contract extension that places him under contract through the 2024-25 season.

White will earn $3.212 million annually for the final three years of the deal, which the university released Friday in response to a public records request. White signed the extension in May.

He will make $2.812 million this season, up $126,242 from his previous contract. The new deal includes $7.279 million in added compensation.

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The 42-year-old White is entering his fifth season with the Gators, who have advanced to the NCAA Tournament in each of the last three years. He is 89-53 at Florida.

Florida is expected to be a championship contender this season after White signed his best recruiting class, which includes McDonald's All-Americans Scottie Lewis and Tre Mann, and added 6-foot-10 Virginia Tech graduate transfer Kerry Blackshear Jr. Blackshear was the most sought-after transfer available. He chose Florida over Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee and Texas A&M.

Blackshear, Lewis and Mann join returning starters Andrew Nembhard, Noah Locke and Keyontae Johnson to make up the core of White's team.

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