Jim Mora agrees to two-year contract extension with UCLA

Jim Mora
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UCLA and football Coach Jim Mora have agreed to a two-year contract extension, the school announced on Tuesday.

The extension would keep Mora under contract through 2021.

Under Mora’s existing contract, which was signed in December 2013, the coach will be paid $3.45 million plus bonuses in 2016 and receive annual $100,000 raises. He was set to earn a base salary and “talent fee” of $3.75 million in 2019.

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Mora’s bonuses will also increase, but additional details about his new contract will not be publicly available until later.

Other members of the UCLA coaching staff who have long-term contracts did not receive extensions, according to a person with knowledge of the situation who spoke anonymously because the school had not made that public.

The previous contract required Mora to pay a buyout of $1.35 million if he left his job before Jan. 15, 2017, and $1 million if he left during the year after.

According to that contract, if Mora was terminated without cause, he would receive 80% of his remaining talent fee and base pay.

Mora was given a five-year, $11.235-million contract when hired in December 2011.


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