Bjork will visit with Kennedy after season

We’re about three hours from tip-time between Ole Miss and La Salle.

After Ole Miss lost to South Carolina on Feb. 20, athletics director Ross Bjork began receiving questions about the future of Rebels coach Andy Kennedy.

Bjork’s response then was only about support for Kennedy, the staff and the players.

As the Rebels have won six straight and are one win away from an NCAA Sweet 16 berth, the tone of the season has changed, and Kennedy could be in line for an extension and raise.

Bjork’s message hasn’t changed.

“I’m being really consistent about that. We’re here to support our team, Andy, our coaches, at the highest level. We have a game to play and a chance to get to the Sweet 16. We’ve only been there, how many times as a program? We’re really focused on that.”

Bjork said Kennedy’s contract is a subject that will be revisited. Kennedy has two years remaining on a deal that pays $1.3 million annually.

“Absolutely. Andy and I have talked, and we’ll sit down at the end of the season, and we hope that’s a couple of weeks away.”

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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