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Memphis rewards coach Josh Pastner

Updated: March 29, 2011, 3:00 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

Memphis coach Josh Pastner received a new five-year contract that will keep him at the school through the 2015-16 season, the school announced Tuesday.

Pastner's new contract raises his annual compensation to $1.7 million, the school said.

The 33-year-old Pastner coached the Tigers to a 25-10 record in his second season and a berth in the NCAA tournament, where the Tigers lost to Arizona in the last possession of their second-round game.

"I have stated numerous times that ...

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