Groce Gets 2nd Contract Extension in as Many Years

 CHAMPAIGN -- Another 20-win season, another contract extension and raise for John Groce

Thursday, the Illinois Board of Trustees Voted to extend the head men's basketball coach's deal through the 2018-2019 season, amounting to a 1-year extension.

In addition, the board is giving Groce a $100K per year raise, putting his total annual compensation at $1.7 million.

Groce compiled a 43-28 record in his first two season at Illinois.  That includes two postseason appearances -- an NIT second round appearance in 2013, and an NCAA third round berth in 2012.

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