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Mitchell gets contract extension

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's Matthew Mitchell signed a seven-year extension Thursday, putting him among the highest-paid coaches in women's college basketball.

The deal runs through the 2018-19 season. Mitchell is guaranteed at least $7.7 million in salary and endorsements, before performance-based incentives, over the life of the contract.

The fifth-year coach is 114-56 with the Wildcats. The school has been to three straight NCAA tournaments, setting a school record, and two regional finals in the past three years. Kentucky won its first SEC regular-season championship last season.

Mitchell was an assistant coach at Kentucky from 2003-05 and was the head coach at Morehead State from 2005-07.


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