Creighton coach Greg McDermott agrees to long-term contract extension | Creighton

Creighton coach Greg McDermott agrees to long-term contract extension | Creighton

Coach Greg McDermott agreed to a contract extension that’s likely to keep him at Creighton for many years, a source confirmed to The World-Herald on Wednesday. Multiple outlets reported the development Wednesday, as well.

The official announcement of the extension is expected as early as Thursday. The deal is likely to be at least four years, The World-Herald learned.

The extension will be the first major move for Athletic Director Marcus Blossom, who took over for Bruce Rasmussen this summer.

In late February, as the Bluejays steamed toward another NCAA tournament berth, the 57-year-old McDermott told The World-Herald he wanted Creighton to be “my last job” before retirement. “I hope we can figure out how to make that happen,” he said.

Blossom said he wanted McDermott to remain at CU, as well.

“If Mac wants to be here, we want him to be here,” Blossom said.

CU advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament, pushing top-seeded Kansas to the final minute despite missing starters Ryan Nembhard and Ryan Kalkbrenner, both of whom sustained season-ending injuries. Both are expected to return in 2022-23, along with sophomores-to-be Arthur Kaluma and Trey Alexander.

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World-Herald sports editor Sam McKewon contributed to this report.

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Formula 1 world champion Max Verstappen has agreed a new multi-year contract with Red Bull with a signing announcement expected before the end of the week, Sky Sports News understands.

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Verstappen claimed his first world championship title in 2021 after edging out seven-time champion Hamilton in a controversial finish at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in December.

The Dutchman, whose current deal with Red Bull expires in 2023, will begin his title defence on March 20 when the 2022 season gets under way in Bahrain.

Verstappen’s new contract will prevent Mercedes from targeting him as a replacement for Lewis Hamilton should the Briton retire at the end of his current deal in 2023.

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