John Groce receives 1-year contract extension through 2018, $200,000 raise

University of Illinois Director of Athletics Mike Thomas announced Saturday a one-year contract extension and raise for Fighting Illini Head Basketball Coach John Groce.

The extension, which is pending University Board of Trustees approval, will keep Groce on the Illini sidelines through the conclusion of the 2017-18 season. He also will receive a $200,000 raise, improving his annual compensation to $1.6 million.

"We are pleased to extend John Groce's contract by a year and reward him for an outstanding job in his first season at Illinois," Thomas said. "The arrow is definitely pointing up for Fighting Illini basketball, and this helps solidify the commitment by both the University and John to continue moving the program to a championship level."

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