Oklahoma State basketball has locked up head coach Mike Bonyton to a long-term deal.
According to Matt Norlander, Boynton has agreed to a new seven-year contract worth $3 million annually after being contacted by several Power 5 programs.
Earlier this month we wrote how it was time for the Cowboys to pay Mike Boynton and the university has clearly done just that.
Boynton came to Oklahoma State in 2016 as an assistant with Brad Underwood and took over after one season following Underwood’s sudden departure for Illinois.
It was a rough start for Boynton, who went 8-10, 5-13 and 7-11 in conference play during his first three seasons in the Big 12. But the 2020-21 campaign saw huge growth, in large part thanks to Cade Cunningham and an impressive freshman class.
The Cowboys made a run to the Big 12 Tournament where they eventually lost to Texas in the Big 12 Championship Game. However the Pokes did go on to lose to Oregon State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
The pressure likely ramped up on Oklahoma State after Texas and Shaka Smart parted ways last week.
Boynton has become beloved in Stillwater, both on and off the court. He’s winning games and he’s doing things like turning down bonuses after winning an NCAA Tournament game.
But now that Boynton has the big contract and has won an NCAA Tournament game, the pressure will turn up as well. Oklahoma State hopes Boynton is up to the task, and at least as of now, we have every reason to believe that he is.
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