Penn State is currently working out a contract extension with men’s basketball coach Pat Chambers, according to a report by StateCollege.com’s Ben Jones on Thursday.
While Jones points out in the article that Penn State and Chambers have held conversations about a contract extension, nothing is official as of yet.
Contract extension on the way for Pat Chambers: https://t.co/EeENGA3ezx
— Ben Jones (@Ben_Jones88) April 19, 2018
“He deserves the extension we’re talking about,” Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour said in the article.
In addition, Barbour said that Chambers had earned the extension after the regular season of the 2017-18 campaign. Of course, Chambers led the Nittany Lions to an NIT Tournament championship following the regular season, making the decision a no-brainer for Barbour and Penn State.
“We’re working out a few things,” Chambers said of the negotiations.
Chambers has one year remaining on his current contract, which he signed back in 2011.
Chambers and Penn State are coming off a season where they posted an overall record of 26-13 en route to an NIT title. The Nittany Lions went 9-9 in Big Ten play last season, which was the first time they went .500 or better in conference play with Chambers at the helm. Also, Penn State finished sixth in the conference standings, which is also a new best under Chambers.
In the last five seasons, Chambers has led the Nittany Lions to 15 or more wins.