Groce in line for raise, extension

Published 07/10 2014 09:54PM

Updated 07/10 2014 10:41PM

CHICAGO, Ill. - A committee of trustees presented a plan Thursday that would give Illinois men's basketball coach John Groce a raise and contract extension, and all it needs is approval by the full Board of Trustees later this month.  The Governance, Personnel and Ethics committee met Thursday in Chicago and recommended rewarding Groce with a $100,000 raise and a one-year contract extension.  The raise would bring his salary to $1.7 million, and the extension would keep him under contract through the 2018-2019 season.

This is already the second raise and extension Groce has received in his two years at Illinois.  He has one NCAA Tournament appearance and one NIT berth so far at Illinois.  The full Board of Trustees will meet July 24 to approve the raise and extension.

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