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Baylor Coach to Get New Contract

March 31, 2005

DALLAS (AP) _ Baylor coach Kim Mulkey-Robertson is being rewarded with a new contract for leading the Lady Bears to the Final Four.

A university source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Wednesday that Baylor offered Mulkey-Robertson a new six-year contract that runs through the 2010-11 season. It was unclear if the coach had signed the deal, or what the financial terms were.

After Baylor’s practice on the Waco campus, Mulkey-Robertson wouldn’t go so far as to confirm the new deal.

``Baylor University has been good to me. ... I plan to be at Baylor for a long time,″ said Mulkey-Robertson, who is in her fifth year with the Lady Bears.

Baylor, the only private university in the Big 12, does not release contract information about its coaches.

Baylor plays LSU on Sunday night in Indianapolis, the first Final Four appearance for a team that was coming off a 7-20 season and had never been to the NCAA tournament when Mulkey-Robertson took over.

She is 129-38 in five seasons with the Lady Bears (31-3), who have won 18 straight games heading into the Final Four. They won their first Big 12 regular season and tournament titles this season.

The Lady Bears have won at least 21 games in each of the coach’s five seasons and been to the postseason each year. This is their fourth NCAA tournament, and they made it to the Women’s NIT championship in 2003.

Before coming to Baylor, Mulkey-Robertson spent 19 years as a player and assistant coach at Louisiana Tech.

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