Here Are The Salaries For The Highest-Paid College Basketball Coaches

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    I think that 7mil is ridiculous, but I don't disagree with the order of salaries for the top 7 guys.
    Some of the other top 25 are head scratchers.
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    Surprised how far Boeheim is down the list. About ten coaches making more than him who probably shouldn't.
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    The salaries, just like those for football coaches and for professional athletes in many sports, and for entertainers and for CEOs, to name just a few, are INSANELY HIGH.

    I mean, who needs $3 million or more a year to live well?

    If you do, then you have some serious problems.
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    Billy's top 5 just on salary, as he should be ($3.7 mil), which is a significant bump over the average of the 10-25 guys (~$2.1 mil). However, what's insane here is the highest paid coach in the country is earning DOUBLE the salary of the fifth highest! Not a million more, DOUBLE.

    This summer Billy and Sean Miller are coaching the FIBA USA u18 squad together. If that was a college team, their combined salaries would be $1 mil less than what Duke is paying K. Unreal. Hell, if anything happens to K, they could hire a staff of Billy, Miller and Boeheim for just a few bucks more.
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    I'm all for the high salaries. These are guys who have ability (or should have) to generate phenomenal financial gains for their schools. A good example IMO is what Saban has done for Bama. The salaries paid to these coaches are really more of an investment than anything else. If the best coaches got paid less, more of them would just end up in the NBA. I like having guys like Coach K stick in college. It makes the sport better.
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    I hear ya, but it's what the market dictates. If UF doesn't pay Billy 3.7 mil, somebody else will.
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    Holy cow. How is Travis Ford so high on that list? And Boeheim so low?
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    Billy will deserve a raise after this year.
    (Esp if he gets Chris Walker to stay here)
    Alford and Buzz Williams need a pay cut.
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    As for Ford, I'm guessing it's due to the deep pockets of T. Boone Pickens. ;)
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    I am fine with the salaries; nice job if you can get it.
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    What does need mean or have to do with anything? I agree it's insane, but it is what it is.
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    Is Roy keeping his $$$ secret?
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    It's weird they chose pictures of all the coaches yelling. Wonder why.
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    What is the other income part...most coaches don't have it.
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    Who knows? It's inaccurate, at the least, as I'll bet every one of these coaches has "other income." They usually make a ton of money for their radio show, their TV show, their ads, and of course, financial rewards beyond the base contract for advancing in the postseason.
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    Was going to say the same thing. Should be top ten easily.
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    I don't think you can say these salaries are crazy without also making some critical commentary about the culture that sets these salaries which we here are a part of.
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    I agree. Especially for state institutions, where there are real or pr reasons for limiting actual salary, they are usually bumped up. You don't think Billy (or any coach) does all those radio and tv shows, pre-game and post-game interviews out of the goodness of their heart? However, since those $ don't come from public funds, they don't necessarily have to be reported. All UF employees are allowed to earn money beyond their salary from outside parties, as long as it doesn't interfere with their job, or I a conflict of interest.
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    I also don't know what the "other" category is for. Its not for radio/tv shows and commercials though. Those are included in the salary figure. I know for Calipari that his actual salary is 400k and that the rest comes from radio/tv/advertising responsibilities. This article seems to be including all of that in the main figure.

    I'd bet many coaches don't have other income. Many contracts stipulate that they don't. I know my examples are UK-based, but I live in Lexington. Cal and UK have been at odds at times over this issue. His books and website presented problems that UK's preferred type of coaching contract didn't mesh with. Don't know how things ended up working out though. You'd think they'd know that I'm curious about this stuff but they don't to care if I know all the details of everything? Also, usually bonuses are included in the publically reported compensation amount. I think one year Rick Pitino was actually the highest paid because of some loyalty bonus or something.

    So what if a coach writes a book? Billy D has books and a coaching DVD. What about Coach K's American Express commercials? While K's commericials are unique (and were controversial), most top coaches have books. Seems to me this would be private income and wouldn't be reported. Could be wrong though.
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