TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State men’s basketball coach Leonard Hamilton has clout in a muted kind of way.
He took the Seminoles to the NCAA tournament four years in a row, including a spot in the round of 16 in 2011. Michael Jordan hired Hamilton to coach the Washington Wizards for a year. He’s also sitting comfortable on an offseason extension that will pay $2.25 million annually through the 2016-17.
That may not be the strongest resume in the world — or in the Atlantic Coast Conference that now features Mike Krzyzewski, Roy Williams and Jim Boeheim, or a state that includes Billy Donovan. But Hamilton has security at a program that’s part of one of the strongest basketball conferences in the country.
Hamilton wants more.