Report: The richest coaches in college basketball

By Matt Norlander | Staff Writer

Mike Krzyzewski continues to be the best-paid coach in college hoops. (USATSI)

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Mike Krzyzewski continues to stand alone when it comes to college basketball coaching salaries.

The longtime Duke Grand Poobah and Hall-of-Fame coach made $9,682,032 last year, according to data obtained by USA Today.

The coach who falls at No. 2, Louisville's Rick Pitino, made almost 60 percent of Coach K's contract. Pitino's yearly earnings came in at $5,758,338. In fact, the distance between No. 1 and No. 2 on this list (approximately $3.95 million) is the same as the difference between No. 2 and No. 22: Pitino and North Carolina's Roy Williams, who brought in $1,827,945.

Tabulating pay and bonuses and when earnings are filed, etc. can be tricky.

Per USA Today, "In Duke's case, the return it filed this week covers a tax year from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013, making 2012 the most recently completed calendar year and, thus, the one used for reporting Krzyzewski's compensation."

The study looked only at coaches involved in the 2014 NCAA Tournament. Here's the top 20, including bonuses and other "other pay" provided by schools.

Mike Krzyzewski $9,682,032 (Duke)
Rick Pitino $5,758,338 (Louisville)
John Calipari $5,511,381 (Kentucky)
Bill Self $4,960,763 (Kansas)
Billy Donovan $3,905,964 (Florida)
Tom Izzo $3,893,954 (Michigan State)
Steve Alford $3,473,973 (UCLA)
Thad Matta $3,282,000 (Ohio State)
Josh Pastner $2,650,000 (Memphis)
Sean Miller $2,627,806 (Arizona)
Rick Barnes $2,550,000 (Texas)
John Beilein $2,498,242 (Michigan)
Travis Ford $2,450,000 (Oklahoma State)
Jamie Dixon $2,445,682 (Pittsburgh)
Tony Bennett $2,291,100 (Virginia)
Lon Kruger $2,200,000 (Oklahoma)
Scott Drew $2,133,120 (Baylor)
Mark Gottfried $2,009,000 (North Carolina State)

If you're curious, Wichita State paid Gregg Marshall $1,700,000, which lands him 25th. Shaka Smart is 29th. In total, 35 coaches in the 2014 tourney made more than $1 million from their schools last year per the data that was obtained (a few private schools have not provided information to USA Today).

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