Regents to vote on 1-year extension for Gophers coach Ben Johnson

The University of Minnesota men’s basketball team had a tough season last year in coach Ben Johnson’s first season leading the program. Still, he’s in line to get a contract extension.

The U of M Board of Regents is set to vote on a one-year extension for Johnson on Thursday. If approved, his contract would run through April 2027.

The extension also doesn’t provide any raise in salary, keeping him as the lowest-paid men’s basketball coach in the conference.

Minnesota went 13-17 last season, including 4-16 in conference play, and finished 13th in the conference standings.

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The Gophers have added several new players through the transfer portal this year in hopes of taking a step forward in Johnson’s second season.