Men’s Basketball: Chris Collins signs undisclosed contract extension

Max Gelman, Assistant Sports Editor

Men’s Basketball

Coach Chris Collins has agreed to a contract extension after his end-of-year meeting with athletic director Jim Phillips.

The Chicago Tribune broke the news around 9 a.m. Tuesday morning and the team confirmed it via Twitter a few hours later.

“I was never worried about (an extension),” Collins told the Tribune. “I want to be here for the long haul and build a program.”

The school did not disclose the length of the extension, but according to the Tribune, Collins said he will stay in Evanston for the “foreseeable future.”

The financial terms of the extension were also not made available. Collins’ original contract was reported to be a seven-year, $10 million deal, according to CBS Sports.

In his two years since taking over as coach from Bill Carmody, Collins has led the Wildcats to a 29-36 record. Collins’ two completed recruiting classes averaged a ranking of 56th in the country, up from 79th in Carmody’s final two years at the helm.

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