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Florida State reportedly pursuing new deal for basketball coach Leonard Hamilton

TALLAHASSEE — Florida State is negotiating with representatives of coach Leonard Hamilton to extend his current deal, the Associated Press reported Thursday.

Hamilton has been mentioned as a possible candidate for the Illinois job, but no school has contacted FSU requesting an interview, AP reported.

Hamilton is 201-127 in 10 seasons at FSU and 95-41 in the past four, including two trips to the ACC title game.

He earns $1.5 million annually and received bonuses totaling $175,000 this season for winning the ACC tournament and being named ACC coach of the year.

Hamilton, 63, has two years remaining on his present deal. He previously coached at Oklahoma State and Miami and one season in the NBA,

The Seminoles had losing seasons in two of his first three years, but have won 20 or more games in six of the past seven seasons and 19 in the other year.

FSU loses four starters, but several key players — leading scorer Michael Snaer, Okaro White, Ian Miller and Terrance Shannon — return next season.

Creighton: Sophomore star Doug McDermott said he's not considering declaring for the NBA draft because he has more to accomplish as a collegian.

Duke: Associate head coach Chris Collins said he wants to be a head coach and would be interested in any vacancy that is the right fit. Collins, 37, a Blue Devils assistant since 2000 and a former Duke player, said the opening at Illinois is a good fit but denied lobbying for the job and said he has not been contacted by the school.

Villanova: Junior guard Maalik Wayns, the team's leading scorer, will forego his final season of eligibility for the draft.

Florida State reportedly pursuing new deal for basketball coach Leonard Hamilton 03/22/12 [Last modified: Friday, March 23, 2012 5:42pm]
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