Texas coach Rick Barnes has received a $200,000 raise that boosts his pay to $2.4 million each season.
The University of Texas System Board of Regents approved the pay
hike Wednesday. The motion recognized Barnes for his "commitment,
motivation and performance" and the desire to keep him coaching
Barnes will be entering his 14th season at Texas. He has taken
the Longhorns to the NCAA tournament each season but hasn't
advanced past the second round in four of the last five years.
Texas is losing three starters from last season's squad that
rose to No. 3 in the nation. But Barnes has assembled one of the
top-ranked recruiting classes for next season.