Report: Clemson planning to talk contract extension with basketball coach Brad Brownell

With Clemson coach Brad Brownell leading the Tigers men’s basketball team to its first Sweet 16 since 1997, the athletic department is reportedly planning to begin discussing a contract extension with the coach.

“We’ll sit down and look at where we are contractually and go from there,” Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich said this week according to ESPN. “We want him here.

“We’ll sit down, and we’ll look to create what we can do at Clemson.”

Brownell’s contract already runs through 2021, so there doesn’t necessarily have to be urgency from either side to get a deal done immediately, but with Clemson experiencing one of its best men’s basketball seasons ever, it’s only natural for the athletic department to seek an even longer deal for its coach.

The Tigers started the season 16-3 and then lost Donte Grantham to a torn ACL for the season. Clemson went into the NCAA Tournament having gone 5-5 in its last 10 games, but the Tigers blew out New Mexico State and Auburn in the first two rounds of the tournament last weekend.

Clemson will play Kansas on Friday night with the chance to advance to the program’s first Elite Eight since 1980. Even if the Tigers lose, they already have tied the program record for most victories in a season with 25.

Brownell declined to discuss any specifics about his contract situation during the NCAA Tournament, but he confirmed his admiration for the Tigers.

“I love this team, love it at Clemson,” he said according to ESPN.

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