Friday , Apr , 02 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Hewitt agrees to new six-year deal at Georgia Tech

=== Hewitt agrees to new six-year deal at Georgia Tech ===

San Antonio, TX (Sports Network) – Georgia Tech men’s head basketball coach
Paul Hewitt has agreed to a new six-year contract with the school that will
pay him a reported $1 million annually.

The deal, which will keep Hewitt at Georgia Tech through the 2010
campaign, was supposedly confirmed by school officials on Thursday afternoon.
However, it still needs approval from school president Wayne Clough and the
school’s athletic board.

Hewitt is in his fourth campaign with the Yellow Jackets and has compiled
an overall mark of 75-53. Georgia Tech is 27-9 this season and will
battle Oklahoma State in a Final Four contest on Saturday in San Antonio.

Hewitt’s name was mentioned for the vacancy at St. John’s, but he maintained
all along that he wanted to stay at Georgia Tech.

“Maybe people will stop asking me about it,” Hewitt said after Friday’s
practice at the Alamodome.

Hewitt spent three years as the head coach at Siena before moving on to
Georgia Tech.