Sources: S. Carolina’s Paris agrees to 6-year offer

  • Pete Thamel, ESPNMar 14, 2024, 10:22 AM ET

In the wake of a historical season, South Carolina is making sure coach Lamont Paris stays in Columbia.According to ESPN sources

, South Carolina has actually agreed to a brand-new six-year agreement with Paris, who won the SEC’s Coach of the Year award in 2023-24. The offer will extend him through the 2029-30 season and average more than $4 million every year, per ESPN sources. The offer is pending board of trustees approval that’s set for tomorrow, per sources.Editor’s Picks 2 Related Paris’name emerged in the Ohio State search and most likely would have in others, and the deal ensures

he’ll be off the marketplace as the training carousel heats up in the upcoming weeks.The decisive move by athletic director Ray Tanner marks a strong commitment to guys’s basketball at South Carolina,

which has made just one guys’s NCAA basketball competition since 2004. This year, Paris has South Carolina on the cusp of its very first NCAA appearance given that 2017. South Carolina has gone 25-6 this season and a predicted No. 5 seed in the NCAA tournament.That followed South Carolina was selected last in the SEC in the preseason. The Gamecocks completed one-game behind outright regular-season champ Tennessee among 4 groups tied with a 13-5 SEC record. Paris entered this season as the lowest-paid coach in the SEC, making$2.3 million this year.Paris became the first South Carolina coach to win the league’s coach of the year, as the 25 wins were one of the most in a regular season in school history at South Carolina.With that success came some outdoors interest.

Paris ‘experience in the Big 10 as an assistant coach led to interest from Ohio State in its open job. It was expected as tasks open around the country that he ‘d receive more calls.Paris concerned South Carolina

after five seasons at Chattanooga, which included an NCAA tournament appearance in his last year there. South Carolina went 11-21 in his first season there in 2015, and this year advanced to as high as No. 11 in the Associated Press survey


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