Final Four 2017: Oregon's Dana Altman highest-paid of last four coaches standing
The list of coaching salaries for 2016 was released Wednesday and Rick Pitino is No. 1
There are four teams left in the NCAA Tournament field, with only one coach -- Oregon’s Dana Altman -- who ranks in the top 15 among the highest-paid coaches in the country.
The list of salaries was published by USA Today on Wednesday. It is highlighted by some familiar names at the top, and all five of the highest-paid coaches have a national championship to their name.
According to the data, Rick Pitino and John Calipari top the list with a total combined salary of more than $15 million -- the only coaches who make more than $7 million annually. They have three national titles between them, with Pitino holding two of those.
Behind Pitino and Calipari is Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski, Kansas’ Bill Self and Michigan State’s Tom Izzo. Coach K has five national championships. Self and Izzo each have one national title to their name.
The total coaching salary for the entire NCAA Tournament field this year? A whopping $110 million.
Below is the updated annual salaries for the top 15 coaches. You can view the entire list from USA Today by clicking here.
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