Clemson signs hoops coach Brad Brownell to six year deal

Cesar Tordesillas – 4E Sports Contributor

Clemson, SC, United States (4E Sports) – The Clemson Tigers rewarded basketball coach Brad Brownell a six-year contract after he led the team to the NIT semifinals.

He reportedly gets $1.55 million next season with increases that pushes his pay to $2 million at the end of the deal.

There is also a buyout figure with Brownell receiving $5 million if gets fired at the start of the deal, $3.5 million if he gets fired with three years left and $3 million during the final two years.

Brownell, who has a career 241-143 record, led Clemson to a 23-13 record this past season while getting a 10-8 mark in the ACC.

It was just the fourth time the program has reached double-digit wins in conference play.

Clemson also improved by 10 wins over the 2012-13 season, matching the best year-over-year improvement in program history.

He has a 74-58 mark in four seasons with Clemson and led the team to the NCAA tournament in 2010-11.

Brownell is also credited for signing top 100 prospect Donte Gratham to headline their 2014 campaign.

“I look forward to building on the success of this past season and believe there is a great deal of positive momentum within the program,” said Brownell.

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