Chris Collins, Northwestern Agree to Extension

Northwestern head men’s basketball coach Chris Collins has agreed to a contract extension with the university. Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune reported the agreement.

Collins’ first contract with the university, when he was hired back in 2013, was said to be worth $10 million over seven years. Terms of the extension were not disclosed, but Collins told Greenstein that he’d be with the Wildcats for “the foreseeable future.”

“It’s not ‘coach Cal’ money, but it’s in the ballpark of what guys in our league are making. I want to be at Northwestern and love what we’re doing. I just wanted to be treated fairly.”

In two years under Collins, who was a longtime assistant under Mike Krzyzewski at Duke before heading to Evanston, the Wildcats have gone 29-36 (12-24 Big Ten), slowly showing improvement since he took over at the helm. The team has not once made the NCAA Tournament.

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