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Texas Tech, Mark Adams Negotiating Long-Term Extension: Report

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According to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein, Texas Tech and head basketball coach Mark Adams are in discussions concerning a long-term contract extension to keep him in Lubbock for at least five years.

While there is no timetable on an official announcement, this is not surprising news considering how things went in Adams’ first season at the helm for Texas Tech.

 

The Red Raiders went 27-10 and made a run to the Sweet Sixteen before falling to Mike Krzyzewski and the Duke Blue Devils. Adam’s 27 wins are the most all-time for a first-year coach at Texas Tech.

Adams was named the 2022 Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year, as well as the 2022 Associated Press Big 12 Coach of the Year. His team started the year unranked and finished ranked 12th in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll.

Those accomplishments are even more impressive when you consider that the Red Raiders had an entirely new coaching staff and rolled out eight newcomers to just five returners from the 2020-21 season.

Texas Tech’s success can be attributed to outstanding defense in 2021-22, as the Red Raiders finished at No. 1 in the Kenpom.com adjusted defensive efficiency rating and was ranked 11th with opposing teams averaging 60.6 points per game.

If Adams and Texas Tech can reach an agreement, its safe to expect more of the same going forward.

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