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Advocate file photo by BRAD BOWIE Louisiana-Lafayette men's basketball coach Bob Marlin

LAFAYETTE — Louisiana-Lafayette and basketball coach Bob Marlin have reached an agreement on a five-year contract extension that will keep Marlin in place through the 2019-20 season.

The contract is still pending system approval and will be voted on next week. Marlin’s last contract was set to expire after next season.

Marlin’s base salary remains at $180,000, the same as it was in his previous two contracts, but his total compensation will reach $455,000 in the first year of the deal. Marlin will receive a $25,000 annual raise in each year of the deal.

He is also set to receive a $150,000 retention bonus, putting the total value of his extension at greater than $2.5 million.

In five years with the Cajuns, Marlin has accumulated an 88-77 record. He directed the Cajuns to the 2014 NCAA tournament and recruited eventual NBA lottery pick Elfrid Payton to play with the Cajuns.

Last season, the Cajuns went 22-14 overall, finishing fourth in the Sun Belt Conference standings, and ended the season by winning nine of their final 11 games.