Texas Tech and Mark Adams agree to new contract

Texas Tech basketball has locked down its head coach for the foreseeable future as the Red Raiders and Mark Adams have agreed to terms on a new contract.

According to Carlos Silva Jr. of Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, the new contract is set to start at $3 million and will go for five years.
At 65-years-old, Adams kept the upward trajectory of the Red Raiders program going when Chris Beard left for Austin last year.

The Red Raiders went 27-10 and made a run to the Sweet Sixteen before falling to Mike Krzyzewski and the Duke Blue Devils. Adam’s 27 wins are the most all-time for a first-year coach at Texas Tech.

Adams was named the 2022 Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year, as well as the 2022 Associated Press Big 12 Coach of the Year. His team started the year unranked and finished ranked 12th in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll.

Those accomplishments are even more impressive when you consider that the Red Raiders had an entirely new coaching staff and rolled out eight newcomers to just five returners from the 2020-21 season.

Texas Tech’s success can be attributed to outstanding defense in 2021-22, as the Red Raiders finished at No. 1 in the Kenpom.com adjusted defensive efficiency rating and was ranked 11th with opposing teams averaging 60.6 points per game.

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