The announcement came after the Polish team won the hearts of many fans by reaching the quarterfinals of the Basketball World Cup in China in September.
Radosław Piesiewicz, head of the Polish Basketball Association, the nation’s governing body for the sport, told a press conference in Warsaw on Monday that he could not “imagine any other coach than Mike” for the Polish team.
Piesiewicz said: “We are all still reliving the World Cup in China and our successful eighth-place finish there.”
He added: “Polish basketball was waiting for a man like Mike, who loves the boys and is a role model for them.”
Piesiewicz told the conference that “extending Mike’s deal was a priority.” The new contract was signed until December 2021, Piesiewicz said.
Taylor said he was excited and ready for new challenges with the Polish team, Poland’s PAP news agency reported.
The Poles are setting their sights on finding their way into next year’s Tokyo Olympics. They have already advanced to a qualifying tournament that will be played in June.
Taylor became Poland coach in January 2014 to replace German Dirk Bauermann.