Alabama men’s basket-ball mentor Nate Oats has consented to an agreement augmentation through the finish of the 2026-27 season, the school declared Thursday.
Oats additionally got a compensation increment to $3.225 million yearly.
“We feel like we have a lot of positive momentum going with our team and have the program headed in the right direction,” Oats said. “Our administration is making a major statement with this extension as we all work on building a successful program for the long term. I know the winning history we’ve had with Alabama basketball, and I feel like we can add to that and accomplish great things here.
“… This is actually an impression of the exceptional occupation that our players, mentors and b-ball staff have done the most recent two years. Presently we need the entirety of our attention to be on completing this season the correct way and giving our group the most obvious opportunity to prevail down the stretch.”
Oats has Alabama on the SEC standings at 17-5 in general and 12-1 in gathering play entering Saturday’s down against Vanderbilt. The Crimson Tide were positioned No. 8 in the current week’s AP survey and are as of now projected as a 2-seed in the NCAA competition.
The Tide had a 10-game series of wins recently.
Athletic chief Greg Byrne employed Oats to supplant Avery Johnson following the 2018-19 season. Oats went through the past four years at Buffalo, driving the Bulls to three NCAA competitions and two first-round successes.
“We had great expectations when we hired Coach Oats,” Byrne said. “He has exceeded those expectations, and we want to ensure he is compensated among the top half of the SEC. We have put buyout measures in place that show the long-term commitment between both parties.
“Mentor Oats and his staff have constructed a complete program that has amplified our understudy competitor’s experience, fundamentally expanded interest in Alabama Basketball with future selects and set forward an item that has energized our fan base.”
Alabama went 16-15 in Oats’ first season in charge.