Thursday, May 5, 2011

BREAKING NEWS: Chambers agrees to contract extension through 2016

By René Reyes and Craig Meyer/DFP Staff

It turns out there's a little more that comes with winning an America East Conference title than just an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament.

Boston University men's basketball coach Patrick Chambers announced Thursday afternoon via his Twitter that he has agreed to a contract extension through the 2015-2016 season.

In his tweet, Chambers thanked BU administration, his staff, as well as his players.

Aside from the 2016 timeline, no other details about his contract were released -- as it was when he signed his original contract in April 2009 -- with regards to salary and bonuses. As a private institution, BU is not required to reveal or publish such information.

Chambers receives the extension in the wake of leading the Terriers to an AE title and their first NCAA Tournament berth since 2002. BU ultimately fell to the No. 1 seed University of Kansas, 72-53, in the tournament's second round.

After five seasons as an assistant coach under Jay Wright at Villanova University, Chambers took over the reigns of the program from longtime coach Dennis Wolff in 2009. In his two seasons on Commonwealth Ave., Chambers has compiled a 42-28 overall record (21-14 in each season), including a 23-9 record in AE play.

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