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Washington releases the details in Mike Hopkins’ 6-year contract

Well deserved, Hop.

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Syracuse Orange acting head coach Mike Hopkins reacts to a play against the Montana State Bobcats during the first half at the Carrier Dome. Syracuse won 82-60.
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On Wednesday, the University of Washington released the details within Mike Hopkins’ new six-year contract to become the new head men’s basketball coach.

In the first year, Hopkins will make $1.8 million and that number will escalate $100,000 annually until 2022-23, where he will make $2.3 million.

For reference, Jim Boeheim made $2.14 million in 2014.

The buyout — which is what everyone was curious about — is $2 million for Hopkins’ first year at Washington. That number decreases every year until his final year under contract, where the buyout is $500,000.

The total contract is a six-year deal worth $12.3 million. The deal began on March 19, and will expire in 2023.

Hopkins can earn anywhere from $15,000 to $100,000 for a wide variety of incentives, including Pac-12 Coach of the Year to NCAA Tournament success. A Final Four berth would earn Hopkins $50,000 and if the Huskies win a national title, he’d collect an additional $100,000.

Washington has given Hopkins $1.35 million to fill out a coaching staff.

Washington’s previous coach, Lorenzo Romar, earned $1.7 million annually. Romar was fired last week after a 15-year coaching tenure.