Roy Williams cashes in nearly $1 million in bonuses for title
Roy Williams' incentive-rich contract is paying off after North Carolina's national championship.
North Carolina coach Roy Williams earned a near $1 million payday in performance bonuses following Monday night's win over Gonzaga in the national championship game.
Williams' bonus structure within his contract was staggered to increase with a deep run in the NCAA Tournament. Williams earned $200,000 for UNC's trip to the Elite Eight, another $200,000 for the Tar Heels' win over Kentucky to reach the Final Four, then a $250,000 check for outlasting Gonzaga in Phoenix.
In all, Williams will receive $925,000 in bonuses in addition to his 2016-17 salary:
AM RT: With $250K bonus for #NationalChampionship North Carolina's Roy Williams ends season with $925,000 in NCAA tournament-related bonuses— Steve Berkowitz (@ByBerkowitz) April 4, 2017
With a base salary of nearly $2.1 million this season, Williams will clear $3 million before taxes for guiding the Tar Heels to a national title.
Roy Williams has picked up combined total of $1.6 million in bonuses from North Carolina's performances in 2016 and '17 NCAA tournaments— Steve Berkowitz (@ByBerkowitz) April 4, 2017
Williams, 66, said he'll travel back to North Carolina on Tuesday, relax Wednesday then get back at it on the recruiting trail Thursday.
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