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BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: Cal’s NBA Impact vs Other Top Coaches (Updated)

On Wednesday, you may have seen a post I need charting just how much income Calipari guys from UK have taken in over the last 4 NBA seasons.  If you didn’t see it, you catch read it here.  But in the comments section, somebody made a good suggestion that I thought I would turn into a post.  How does Cal’s players income, which is $115.74 million with another $195.62 million in future contracts, compare to other top coaches in that timeframe between 2010 and now.

JOHN CALIPARI
TOTAL (46 seasons): $115.74 million ($195.62 million more in future earnings)

BILL SELF
Cole Aldrich (4 seasons): $7.74 million
Xavier Henry (4 seasons): $7.43 million
Thomas Robinson (2 seasons): $6.90 million, 2 years remaining for $8.34 million
Markieff Morris (3 seasons): $6.07 million, 1 year remaining for $2.99 million
Marcus Morris (3 seasons): $5.77 million, 1 year remaining for $2.94 million
Ben McLemore (1 season): $2.94 million, 3 years remaining for $10.19 million
Josh Selby (2 seasons): $1.31 million
Tyshawn Taylor (2 seasons): $1.26 million
Jeff Withey (1 season): $0.49 million, 1 year remaining for $0.82 million
Sharron Collins (1 season): $0.47 million
TOTAL (23 seasons): $40.38 million ($25.28 million more in future earnings)

MIKE KRZYZEWSKI
Kyrie Irving (3 seasons): $16.28 million, 1 year remaining for $7.07 million
Austin Rivers (2 seasons): $4.58 million, 2 years remaining for $5.55 million
Nolan Smith (2 seasons): $2.71 million
Miles Plumlee (2 seasons): 2.19 million, 2 years remaining for $2.37 million
Kyle Singler (2 seasons): $2.05 million, 1 year remaining for $1.09 million
Lance Thomas (3 seasons): $1.97 million
Mason Plumlee (1 season): $1.30 million, 3 years remaining for $5.09 million
Ryan Kelly (1 season): $0.49 million
TOTAL (17 seasons): $31.57 million ($21.17 million more in future earnings)

ROY WILLIAMS
Ed Davis (4 seasons): $9.34 million
Harrison Barnes (2 seasons): $5.72 million, 2 years remaining for $6.92 million
Kendall Marshall (2 seasons): $3.92 million, 1 year remaining for $0.92 million
John Henson (2 seasons): $3.73 million, 2 years remaining for $4.93 million
Tyler Zeller (2 seasons): $3.19 million, 2 years remaining for $4.73 million
Reggie Bullock (1 season): $1.15 million, 3 years remaining for $4.71 million
TOTAL (13 seasons): $27.05 million ($22.21 million more in future earnings)

JIM BOEHEIM
Wesley Johnson (4 seasons): $12.93 million
Dion Waiters (2 seasons): $7.62 million, 2 years remaining for $9.19 million
Fab Melo (2 seasons): $3.35 million
Michael Carter-Williams (1 seasons): $2.20 million, 3 years remaining for $7.87 million
Kris Joseph (1 season): $0.19 million
TOTAL: $26.29 million ($17.06 million more in future earnings)

BILLY DONOVAN
Bradley Beal (2 seasons): $8.45 million, 2 years remaining for $10.19 million
Chandler Parsons (3 seasons): $2.66 million, 1 year remaining for $0.96 million
Vernon Macklin (1 season): $0.47 million
TOTAL (6 seasons): $11.58 million ($11.15 million more in future earnings)

 

Article written by Bryan the Intern

45 Comments for BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: Cal’s NBA Impact vs Other Top Coaches (Updated)



  1. Brandon
    9:05 am April 18, 2014 Permalink

    Now do this for all these coaches for their whole careers and we’ll have a real comparison. Not saying Cal wouldn’t still win, just saying limiting it to the last four years doesn’t really say much, other than Cal’s been really good over the last four years (which we already knew).



    • GoBlue!
      9:49 am April 18, 2014 Permalink

      The problem with this suggestion is, NBA salaries have sky-rocketed so much, that you can’t really do an accurate comparison of salaries of players going in, say the mid-90s vs. today.



    • Sure
      10:03 am April 18, 2014 Permalink

      Sure you could if you took the extra time to account for inflation…..But BTI isn’t going to do that LOL



  2. Troy Barber
    9:06 am April 18, 2014 Permalink

    While I hate the Dukies, isn’t Elton Brand still in the league? That’s a dUKie that comes to mind that is not on your list. Corey Magette? Who’s fact checking your list?!?



    • Troy Barber
      9:08 am April 18, 2014 Permalink

      Okay, I missed the four year designation. I agree with Brandon: doesn’t really shed any light on anything other than the last four years. My youngest just vomited twice today. Does she do that everyday? No.



    • Don't Give up Troy
      11:31 am April 18, 2014 Permalink

      Carmelo ? He’s been getting paid the last 4 years.



  3. Michael F. Jox
    9:06 am April 18, 2014 Permalink

    Cal’s the best at getting great players with NBA talent. That’s all this really says. And we knew that.



  4. KYWildcatsAddict
    9:06 am April 18, 2014 Permalink

    This is a good representation of Coach Billy Donovans caoching abaility. Two Nation Championships with the least NBA level talent. But…Coach Cal “ain’t nothing to #@*& with!”



    • jwall
      9:37 am April 18, 2014 Permalink

      He has not won a championship in the past 4 years, which is what this article is comparing.



  5. floorgeneral22
    9:09 am April 18, 2014 Permalink

    I hate to be “this guy,” but aren’t you forgetting Corey Brewer, Udonis Haslem, Joakim Noah, Al Horford, and Mike Miller?



    • Bert
      9:41 am April 18, 2014 Permalink

      Read much? This article is only talking about the last four years.



    • dontmatter
      10:43 am April 18, 2014 Permalink

      Some People



  6. "Amateur" poster
    9:10 am April 18, 2014 Permalink

    “How does Calipari get all these top players every year?? He must be paying them!” Nope, turns out he’s that good at getting them paid later though.

    If the numbers are available, I wonder if BTI could do a total earnings post that includes non-NBA income like endorsement deals? I’d bet Cal’s former players in the NBA will have grossed over $1B in total income.



  7. joey
    9:10 am April 18, 2014 Permalink

    Why leave out Nick C. from Fl.? Didn’t he play for billy d. before he lost a lot of hair?



  8. J-Dub421
    9:14 am April 18, 2014 Permalink

    I would love to see a breakdown like this for Rick Pitino, you know for the comedic value….



  9. inside info
    9:15 am April 18, 2014 Permalink

    Good post BNI. Now i would like to see a comparison of pre-season draft rankings of incoming freshman vs. where they were actually drafted. How much did Cal help/hurt their stock vs. other coaches. For instance Josh Shelby and Perry Ellis–how much did it hurt them to go to Kansas instead of UK?



  10. JustReadPlease
    9:18 am April 18, 2014 Permalink

    Can’t people just read the article before hopping on the comment boards? The past four years is all this is talking about.



  11. Jvarney
    9:24 am April 18, 2014 Permalink

    Syracuse has more than that with Carmelo.



    • Dirty Red Birds
      9:26 am April 18, 2014 Permalink

      Read the article again, douche



  12. Joe
    9:27 am April 18, 2014 Permalink

    Read the post before commenting…where’s Rondo?!?! Haha



  13. JaredCarterIsMyHomeboy
    9:31 am April 18, 2014 Permalink

    Didn’t know good ole Poop Tooth was in the league.



  14. The Loco Pollo
    9:37 am April 18, 2014 Permalink

    Calathes is in the league for Billy D now. I want to see BTI hurt himself tryin to convert the euros He made into dollars.



  15. The Bottom Line
    9:37 am April 18, 2014 Permalink

    Please post this on FB so I can share with others there. Excellent stats.



    • Zuckerberg's minion
      10:13 am April 18, 2014 Permalink

      you know you could just post the link to the article to your own timeline, right?



  16. Who Cares
    9:58 am April 18, 2014 Permalink

    Now, I like watching NBA basketball, especially this time of the year. The playoffs are lots of fun to watch. I love supporting all of our guys who have moved on to the pros, but why do we still continue to brag about this. It is great we are putting these guys in the NBA and they are having the type of success they are, but I would rather brag about collective championships than collective salaries, which would be the case if some of these guys stayed a little longer. I am an NBA fan, but I’m a Kentucky fan first and ultimatly I think that is what we should all be more excited about.



    • inside info
      10:46 am April 18, 2014 Permalink

      bragging about collective salaries will lure more top talent to UK which will transfer into us being able to brag about more collective championships in the future. #CircleOfLife



  17. coolinjector
    10:01 am April 18, 2014 Permalink

    wow!

    its not even close.



  18. catdaddy78
    10:01 am April 18, 2014 Permalink

    we’re putting too much emphases on the NBA , we are UK! I see the angle and understand it , but quit comparing us to others because no one compares to us STOP WHAT WE ARE DOING FOR THE NBA!!!!



    • funKYcat75
      10:11 am April 18, 2014 Permalink

      Did you have a stroke at the end of that post?



  19. Waddy Werewolf
    10:30 am April 18, 2014 Permalink

    Matt, why do you continue to act like Mitch McConnell is lobbying for UofL at the state level? Yes, he is a Louisville fan, but I don’t see him trying to somehow snub UK through legislative channels in Frankfort.



  20. Chicago Chris
    10:31 am April 18, 2014 Permalink

    Weird to see how some of those players are making less than half a million. Take away fees, taxes and a good chunk to an agent, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they make closer to $300k. That may still seem like a lot, but you have no guarantee that money will continue. I can imagine renting a modest house or an apartment – which is funny to think of an NBA player living in an average burb, driving a BMW 5 series. Between the realities of getting traded with no notice and not knowing whether you’ll have a job next year, it would not be the kind of life one would imagine. At the same time, you sit next to Anthony Davis on the private jet, and you have to work as hard or harder then the guys making 20x what you do.



  21. chief_cat
    10:48 am April 18, 2014 Permalink

    I think this comparison is very relevant and demonstrates why most five star players list UK at the top of their list. While most of us in the BBN want it to be about our tradition, our banners, and our fan base, most of the top players are selecting their college based on a business decision, not an emotional one. Bottom line – what is the best choice to get me to the NBA. This list makes that choice pretty obvious.

    Why limit it to four years? Again, today’s high schoolers don’t care about the path taken by Grant Hill, Joakim Noah, or Luther Head. It’s a “what have you done lately” world. Cal owns it and all other coaches are just living in it.

    Informative list BTI.



  22. Mack
    11:20 am April 18, 2014 Permalink

    Thanks it is good info, I am just interested in the time period that Calipari has been with our CATS.



  23. CatBlue in LR
    11:40 am April 18, 2014 Permalink

    Good work, BTI. I’d like to see the list for Mike Anderson. I have to deal with a lot of yahoos down here who pretend they can’t understand when players like Archie Goodwin say choosing UK (over Arkansas in his case) was “a business decision.”



  24. Casper
    11:56 am April 18, 2014 Permalink

    Great work, Bryan! We need this posted in every AAU locker room.



  25. js2
    12:05 pm April 18, 2014 Permalink

    AMAZINGLY DISTORTED SURVEY.

    Terrible.



  26. Lucious Clay
    12:09 pm April 18, 2014 Permalink

    He left out a number of players, just awful work. I don’t expect much, but leaving out Carmelo. Come on.



    • ukbradstith
      2:43 pm April 18, 2014 Permalink

      Carmelo played like 10 years ago. Did you know it’s now 2014?



  27. Jason
    12:32 pm April 18, 2014 Permalink

    You’re missing a lot of players coached by Donovan. What about Horford, Brewer, Noah



    • ukbradstith
      2:44 pm April 18, 2014 Permalink

      You’re missing reading comprehension.



  28. ukbradstith
    2:56 pm April 18, 2014 Permalink

    BTI always has the most interesting posts. It’s also entertaining to see how many people can’t comprehend the written word.



  29. God
    3:15 pm April 18, 2014 Permalink

    You missed my son THE LORD JESUS CHRIST! He has saved millions of souls! How could you forget him on this slightly better than average Friday?



    • Magnum's Mustache
      3:23 pm April 18, 2014 Permalink

      I think that number is more like billions saved/served now.



    • God
      6:14 pm April 18, 2014 Permalink

      Mr. Mustache, I’m afraid you are mistaken. The Southern Baptists were right. All Catholics are doomed to hell! So that number remains in the millions.



  30. WashingtonCat
    4:04 pm April 18, 2014 Permalink

    Ouch!!! Get this out to every top level recruit ASAP!