Women’s basketball: 2-year extension for Gottlieb

Lindsay Gottlieb, who guided the Cal women’s basketball team to its first Final Four appearance last season, has been rewarded with a two-year contract extension through the 2017-18 season.

“Each and every day that I come to work, I am honored to be the head women’s basketball coach at the top public institution in the world,” Gottlieb said. “I get to coach tremendous young women and work with smart, passionate, committed people, both on my staff and in our athletic department.

“I am thrilled to sign this extension with the University of California, and I am beyond grateful for the belief in me demonstrated by Sandy Barbour and Chancellor Dirks.”

Gottlieb has led the Bears to a 57-14 record in her first two seasons, including a school-record 32-4 in 2012-13, when she was a National Naismith Coach of the Year finalist.

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Jeff Faraudo