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Verlin set for extension, raise

Idaho men's basketball coach Don Verlin, who took the Vandals to the postseason three of his first four years of his tenure but has yet to win a conference tournament game, will get a one-year extension through the 2015-2016 season if the State Board of Education gives the go-ahead later this week.

Verlin is 81-78 in five seasons in Moscow. The Vandals are 0-5 in the WAC tournament under the former Utah State assistant but also have three tournament appearances.

Verlin's current contract runs through 2014-15, and if the State Board approves, he'll get 4 percent raises each year as part of the new deal. He would make 156,832 this coming season, $163,105.28 in 2014-2015 and $169,629.49 in 2015-16. He also will get $60,000 annually in media payments, as well as various bonuses for setting various on-the-court, academic and attendance marks. The contract calls for a rolling extension each year the Vandals win 15 games against Division I teams and an automatic extension if UI changes conferences (beyond the scheduled move from the WAC to Big Sky on July 1, 2014).

The max compensation for Verlin ranges from $290,960 in 2013-2014 to $337,113.44 in 2015-16.

The State Board is meeting Wednesday and Thursday in Twin Falls.

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