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Hamilton agrees to new 5-year deal at FSU

By: AP
By: AP

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida State is keeping Leonard
Hamilton as its basketball coach - for at least the next five
years.

Hamilton had visited with Memphis officials about the opening
there created by John Calipari's departure to Kentucky last week.

Hamilton is 131-96 in seven seasons at Florida State after
taking the school to its first NCAA tournament bid in 11 years. The
Seminoles also defeated North Carolina last month to get to the
Atlantic Coast Conference tournament finals for the first time.

Hamilton returns with three starters from this year's team, but
loses starting guard Toney Douglas, who set a new single season
scoring record this year at Florida State.

The school's program was in shambles when Hamilton took over.


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