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|U of I Trustees Approve Extension, Raise for Groce
|CHICAGO (AP) -- University trustees have signed off on a $200,000 annual raise and contract extension for Illinois basketball coach John Groce.
Trustees also voted Wednesday to give Illinois-Chicago men's head coach Howard Moore a three-year contract extension.
Groce's salary will increase to $1.6 million a year. His contract now runs through April 2018.
In Groce's first season Illinois finished 23-13 and defeated Colorado in the NCAA Tournament before falling to Miami.
Moore's contract was extended through March 2018. His $333,900 salary will increase by $15,000 in 2014.
Under Moore the Flames finished 18-16 last season.