In one of the more surprising things I’ve seen in awhile, the USA Today put together a story comparing the total compensation for college basketball coaches this season and it didn’t quite provide the data you might have expected. John Calipari comes in at third-highest paid coach in the nation, with a package totaling $3.9 million ($3.8 in university based salary). That puts him right behind his Wednesday radio cohort, Mike Krzyzewski. Topping the list? How about Louisville’s Rick Pitino with a total compensation of a staggering $7.5 million, with $6.1 million of that coming from the school. Pitino’s massive jump is attributed to a $3.6 million loyalty clause (hope he didn’t have one of those in his pre-nup) he raked in last July.
We called him this morning to get his take on it, but #AnthonyDavisSaysShutUp.