Georgia Tech gives Josh Pastner 1-year contract extension

Oct 4, 2017 - 9:22 PM ATLANTA (AP) — Josh Pastner has signed a one-year contract extension to remain Georgia Tech's coach through the 2022-23 season after exceeding expectations in his debut season. Pastner agreed to a six-year deal with escalating annual salaries with an average value of $1.87 million per year when he was hired from Memphis on April 8, 2016. He was named Atlantic Coast Conference coach of the year after leading Georgia Tech to a 21-16 record and a spot in the NIT final. The school did not announce terms of the extension. Under terms of the original deal, Pastner, 40, will earn $1.745 million this season. Georgia Tech's surprising first season under Pastner included three teams over ranked teams. In a statement released by the school, athletic director Todd Stansbury said Pastner has been "a great fit" due to the culture he has established in the program. ___ For more AP college basketball coverage: and

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