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Tennessee's Martin earns $50,000 annual pay raise
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Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin tells to his team during the second half of the first-round game in the NIT college basketball tournament Wednesday, March 20, 2013, in Knoxville, Tenn. Mercer won 75-67. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
July 18, 2013, 2:55 pm

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin is receiving a $50,000 annual raise that will increase his yearly compensation to $1.35 million.

Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart confirmed the pay increase Thursday afternoon. The news was first reported by the Knoxville News-Sentinel.

Martin's contract runs through the 2015-16 season.

Martin is 39-28 at Tennessee and has led the Volunteers to NIT appearances in each of his two seasons. In Martin's first year on the job, Tennessee earned the No. 2 seed in the Southeastern Conference after being picked before the season to finish 11th in the league. Tennessee played the entire 2012-13 season without injured forward Jeronne Maymon, who had earned second-team all-SEC honors the previous year.

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