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Brad Stevens turned down $70 million offer from Indiana, per report

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Not even $70 million could get Brad Stevens to go to Indiana. Over the weekend, Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Hoosiers were prepared to offer the Boston Celtics head coach and Indiana native a seven-year, $70 million contract, which would make him the highest-paid coach in college basketball per annual salary. Still, Stevens said no.

How ridiculous is $10 million per year? According to USA Today, John Calipari is currently the highest-paid coach in college basketball, pulling in over $8 million per season, followed by Mike Krzyzewski; in fact, only one NBA coach earns over $10 million per year, San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich ($11 million per season). When Stevens joined the Celtics in 2013, he signed a six-year, $22 million deal, but has since signed two extensions, the details of which are not public.

The Hoosiers ended up hiring Knicks assistant Mike Woodson and earlier today, landed a huge commitment from 2021 guard Tamar Bates, but still…offering your No. 1 choice the biggest deal in college hoops and not even getting a sniff of interest is pretty humiliating; good thing the Hoosiers are used to it.

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18 Comments for Brad Stevens turned down $70 million offer from Indiana, per report



  1. Bigblueswami
    2:41 pm April 19, 2021 Permalink

    It’s Indiana….. I wouldn’t blame him if he turned down triple that.



  2. nocode96
    2:49 pm April 19, 2021 Permalink

    Brad coaches the Celtics, arguably the greatest, most storied team in professional basketball. Anyone that thinks he’d go back to college to coach anyone, including us, is smoking something they need to share with me.



    • TBW3011
      2:59 pm April 19, 2021 Permalink

      Whether he remains with the Celtics isn’t simply up to him.



    • T-Town Cat
      4:43 pm April 19, 2021 Permalink

      Remember a guy named Rick Pitino?



  3. Bluehender
    3:54 pm April 19, 2021 Permalink

    Says a lot about that job doesn’t it?



  4. just a guy
    3:54 pm April 19, 2021 Permalink

    He’s waiting on Cal or K to retire. Those are only 2 college programs he’ll consider



    • Bluenblood
      5:25 pm April 19, 2021 Permalink

      Since when does Brad Stevens qualify for great coach status???? We wont settle for a Whooooosier please



    • 4everUKBlue
      6:18 pm April 19, 2021 Permalink

      LMAO! Where do you come up with this stuff guy? Of course as usual you have some super secret inside sources. Are you Looother? Bluenblood is right. What has Brad Stevens ever won?



  5. Cousins Fake Tooth 2
    4:07 pm April 19, 2021 Permalink

    Id take a college over pro job any day if the pay is the same. Much less of a headache dealing with college kids instead of pro attitudes.



    • Megan
      6:23 pm April 19, 2021 Permalink

      The biggest headache for college coaches is the one Brad Stevens no longer has to worry about: recruiting.



  6. secrick
    4:32 pm April 19, 2021 Permalink

    They are all over paid.



    • Megan
      6:32 pm April 19, 2021 Permalink

      I think the market more or less sets these things. If it’s worthwhile for IU to pay a head coach $10/yr, then it’s worthwhile. Who are we to disagree?



  7. bbn606
    7:25 pm April 19, 2021 Permalink

    Don’t laugh, this could be us in a year or two.



    • ukyelecteng
      7:30 pm April 19, 2021 Permalink

      Lol so true, you hit the nail on the head



    • bosch8184
      7:40 pm April 19, 2021 Permalink

      You ain’t kidding bbn.



    • Bluenblood
      8:24 pm April 19, 2021 Permalink

      Yes it could but it wont bbn don’t buy into the negative hype and cheer on our success. IU hasn’t done squat since 1976 to compare us to that is folly. Go Cats believe in our program because it is strong



    • bbn606
      8:53 am April 21, 2021 Permalink

      I would think IU’s national championships in 1981 and 1987 would be more than squat. Perhaps you should think before you post.



  8. friendsofcoal
    11:12 pm April 19, 2021 Permalink

    The only job he would take in my opinion is the Lakers. The Celtics have only had a couple of good years since Larry Bird. Actually, IU and Boston are a lot alike…they both used to swing a big stick in the 70’s and 80’s but not much anymore.