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Kennedy wants new deal at FSU

Florida State coach Pat Kennedy, pointing to the late-season resurgence by the Seminoles, wants his contract improved.

"If I didn't do it, I'd be doing an injustice to the program and my family," said Kennedy, who earned nearly $500,000 this season. "I think every administrator understands that."

Kennedy has three years remaining on the contract, which began as a five-year deal with an annual rollover provision. The rollover provision was stripped last year by athletic director Dave Hart after three consecutive losing seasons.

But the Seminoles (19-11) are making their first NIT semifinal appearance tonight and Kennedy said it's a signal the program is revived. He said he needs greater job security to recruit successfully.

Said Hart: "I never discuss any contract publicly. I don't think it's appropriate."

In 11 seasons at FSU, Kennedy has a 201-130 record.

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