May 23, 2014, 11:07 AM EDT
In four seasons as the head coach at Clemson, Brad Brownell’s put together a record of 72 wins and 58 losses and his 32 ACC wins during that stretch is a record at the school. Friday morning the school announced that it has come to an agreement with Brownell on a new six-year contract. Larry Williams of Tiger Illustrated reported the how much the buyout would be in the new contract.
“I am thrilled to be the head basketball coach at Clemson and take great pride in the many accomplishments of our players on and off the court,” Brownell said in the release. “I look forward to building on the success of this past season and believe there is a great deal of positive momentum within the program. I would like to thank Dan Radakovich, President Jim Clements and the Board of Trustees for their confidence in my leadership for the future of our basketball program.
“I would also like to thank my coaching staff, as well as our current and former players for their hard work and contributions.”
Last year the Tigers won 23 games, reaching the semifinals of the Postseason NIT after winning just 13 games the season prior. Clemson suffered just one personnel loss from that team but it’s a big one, with wing K.J. McDaniels being the departure. McDaniels, who decided to forego his final season of eligibility, averaged 17.1 points, 7.1 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per game in 2013-14.
McDaniels was a second-team All-ACC selection by the coaches and a first-team selection by the media.
- Kyle Wiltjer to return to Gonzaga for his senior season 0
- Utah’s Jakob Poeltl will return to school for his sophomore season 1
- 2015 College Basketball Updated Early Entry List 14
- Former Kansas State guard transferring to Creighton 0
- Former Cornell forward Shonn Miller headed to UConn for final season of eligibility 0
- Purdue center A.J. Hammons to return for senior season 0
- Five-star 7-footer Stephen Zimmerman commits to UNLV 4
- 2015 College Basketball Updated Early Entry List (14)
- Duke’s Tyus Jones becomes third Blue Devil to enter the NBA Draft (11)
- Five-star Kentucky commit believes the NCAA will clear him to play (10)
- Updated 2015-2016 College Basketball Way-Too Early Preseason Top 25 (9)
- Duke freshman Justise Winslow will enter 2015 NBA Draft (8)