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West Virginia, Huggins agree to contract extension with option for emeritus role

West Virginia's Bob Huggins has received a contract extension that includes the choice of moving into another role or continuing his basketball coaching duties beyond the 2017-18 season.

Athletic director Oliver Luck says the 59-year-old Huggins will earn $3 million this season, including a base salary of $250,000. The contract runs through 2022-23.

Under the agreement released Wednesday, starting with the 2018-19 season, Huggins can assume a five-year appointment in public relations and development along with other duties assigned by the athletic director at a base salary of $50,000 a year. Or Huggins can choose to continue serving as head coach.

The contract replaces one Huggins signed in 2008.

Huggins says he feels blessed to be able to end his coaching career at his alma mater.