Bill Self Third Highest Paid Coach in NCAA Tourney
Kansas might have gotten knocked out of the NCAA Tournament before they wanted to, but head coach Bill Self has this to comfort him: he’s in the top-three for highest paid coaches in the tournament this year, according to a report from USA Today.
Looking at compensation packages and federal tax returns, USA Today compiled a list of the top coaches who are bringing in the big bucks, both in and outside of tournament play.
Two coaches from Kentucky: top-seeded Louisville and The University of Kentucky (who didn’t play in this year’s tourney, but won last year) had the highest-paid coaches overall at public state schools. Louisville’s Rick Pitino brings in $4.97 million, while Kentucky’s John Calipari’s salary is at more than $5.4 million.
The report also noted that among public schools, Self’s salary represented the largest total dollar increase at $1.3 million.
USA Today reports that Duke’s coach Mike Krzyzewski is the most highly paid coach in the tournament, as a private school coach. Coach K raked in $7.2 million in 2010.