- Associated Press - Friday, May 8, 2020

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico State’s men’s head basketball coach is staying for another year.

The Las Cruces Sun-News reports head coach Chris Jans put to rest speculation on Wednesday that he would leave for East Tennessee State.

Jans announced on Twitter that he would return to the Aggies next season. He wrote, “Let’s Run It Back. #AggieUp #UnfinishedBusiness.”

The Fairbank, Iowa, native is now entering his fourth season as New Mexico State’s shot-caller with an 83-17 record under his belt.

”(My wife) Sheri and I are excited to remain a part of the Las Cruces community and New Mexico State University,” Jans later said in a statement. “Our staff and I will continue to work hard to make Aggie Nation proud of this historic program. Although we appreciate the attention the program has received, we are looking forward to getting back on the floor with our players.”



Jans remains under contract through the 2022-2023 season with an annual base salary of $290,000.

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