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Arizona extends coach Tommy Lloyd through 2029

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Arizona signed head coach Tommy Lloyd to a contract extension that will keep him in Tuscon until at least 2029, the school announced Monday.

"Tommy has proven to be a championship coach, an exceptional leader and recruiter, and has reinvigorated Wildcat pride by transforming (Arizona) back into one of the top programs in the nation," president Robert C. Robbins said. "We are thrilled that he will remain a Wildcat for years to come."

The new deal will pay Lloyd $5.25 million in Year 1, increasing to $6 million in the final season.

"All of us are aligned on maintaining a highly competitive and nationally recognized basketball program that provides a great experience for the student-athletes," Lloyd said. "We will continue to honor the Wildcat basketball heritage and give everything we have to make people proud to say 'Bear Down!'"

Arizona hired Lloyd in 2021 after he spent 20 years as an assistant coach with Gonzaga. Over three seasons, the 49-year-old has led the Wildcats to an 81-16 record, winning two Pac-12 tournaments and leading Arizona to the Sweet 16 in 2022. He was named AP Coach of the Year that season.

Arizona ranked fourth in the AP Top 25 poll released earlier Monday. The Wildcats take on No. 21 Washington State on Thursday.

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