Mike Brey Contract Extension Interview: Notre Dame Coach Signs 10-Year Deal, Talks About Past And Future

On Tuesday June 19, Notre Dame vice president and director of athletics Jack Swarbrick announced a 10-year contract extension with head basketball coach Mike Brey, effective July 1, 2012 and runnning through June 30, 2022. Brey has the third-most wins in Notre Dame basketball history (260 wins -132 losses) and is a three-time Coach of the Year in the Big East (2007, 2008 and 2011). He has coached the Fighting Irish to nine 20-win seasons, including six-straight seasons with 20+ wins. Perhaps the most impressive mark under Brey's leadership is the 100-7 (.935) mark at home over the past six years.

On Tuesday he spoke about what the new deal means to him (via UND.com):

"As I have said on many occasions throughout my time here at Notre Dame, I am both honored and humbled to be the head coach at this very special place," Brey says. "When I took the job here nearly 13 years ago, I felt that this could be a place where I could retire from coaching. With the terms of this new contract, I certainly intend for it to be my last coaching stop."

Here are a few portions from his contract extension interview:

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more in-depth coverage of the Irish, head over to Notre Dame blog One Foot Down. And for more from around the world of college hoops, visit SB Nation's NCAA basketball news hub.

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