The University of Virginia announced a one-year contract extension for head men’s basketball coach Tony Bennett today, but the raise that goes with it was turned down by the Cavaliers head coach.
The school says Bennett asked for the money to by used to pay his staff more and for improvements to both his program as well as other Virginia teams.
“Laurel and I are in a great spot, and in the past I’ve had increases in my contract,” Bennett said in a news release. “We just feel a great peace about where we’re at, all that’s taken place, and how we feel about the athletic department and this community and this school. I love being at UVA.
“I have more than enough, and if there are ways that this can help out the athletic department, the other programs and coaches, by not tying up so much, that’s my desire.” [Read more…]