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Georgia Tech Coach Signs Five-Year Rollover Contract

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ATLANTA — Paul Hewitt, who led Georgia Tech back to theNCAA tournament for the first time in five years, has signed a new five-year contract with a rollover provision.

Tech was 17-13 overall and 8-8 in the Atlantic Coast Conferencelast season, Hewitt's first at the school.

The contract, which includes an automatic one-year rollover atthe end of each year, is effective as of April 1, the school saidTuesday. It has an annual base salary of $150,000. Including histelevision and radio programs and public speaking appearances,Hewitt's total annual compensation will be $500,000.

"Thanks to the seniors on last year's team, we have gotten offto a very good start, and I look forward to keep Georgia Tech atthe level at which it has been accustomed to for so long," Hewittsaid.

The 38-year-old Hewitt has an overall coaching record of 83-40,including a 66-27 mark at Siena.

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