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Update: Niko Medved extends contract to stay at Colorado State

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Collegian | Reuel Indurkar
Coach Niko Medved expresses disappointment at a call by the referee at a University of Colorado Boulder away basketball game Dec. 8, 2022. Throughout the game, referees called a total of 31 fouls. Colorado State University lost with a final score of 93-65.

Editor’s Note: This is a breaking news story. Updates will be provided as they become available.

After receiving interest from several high-major programs, coach Niko Medved has signed a five-year contract extension to return to Colorado State men’s basketball.

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Medved’s new contract will keep him at CSU through the 2028-29 season, with options for 2029-30 and 2030-31. Here’s the contract breakdown:

2024-25 $1,700,000

2025-26 $1,750,000

2026-27 $1,800,000

2027-28 $1,850,000

2028-29 $1,900,000

Option for 2029-30 $1,950,000

Option for 2030-31 $2,000,000

Medved would owe 33% of his remaining contract back to the team if he were to leave.

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Medved went 117-75 (.609) in his six years at the helm for the Rams.

Not only has Medved brought a winning culture to CSU, he also brought some of the greatest talent to ever grace Moby Arena with him. David Roddy and Isaiah Stevens are both undoubtedly on the Mount Rushmore of CSU athletes, with Stevens widely considered to be the greatest player in program history.

With the help of Roddy and Stevens, Medved has made the NCAA tournament two of the last three seasons, including a win over Virginia for the first tournament win since 2013.

Medved has built a strong foundation and has CSU basketball on an upward trajectory. He will be a familiar and trusted face to lead the Rams through the post-Stevens era.

Reach Damon Cook at sports@collegian.com or on Twitter @dwcook2001.

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Damon Cook
Damon Cook, Sports Editor
Damon Cook is the 2023-24 sports editor for the The Collegian and has been at the paper since August 2022. He started doing coverage on volleyball and club sports before moving onto the women's basketball beat. He is in his third year and is completing his degree with a major in journalism and media communication and a minor in sports management. As The Collegian's sports editor, Cook reports on CSU sports and helps manage the sports desk and content throughout the week. After having a year to learn and improve, Cook will now get to be part of a new age under the sports desk. The desk moved on from all but one other person and will now enter into a new era. Damon started school as a construction management major looking to go in a completely different direction than journalism. After taking the year off during the COVID-19 pandemic, he quickly realized that construction wasn't for him. With sports and writing as passions, he finally decided to chase his dreams, with The Collegian helping him achieve that. He is most excited to bring the best and most in-depth sports coverage that The Collegian can provide.

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