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Kenny Payne is making what he would’ve made at Southern Miss

Southern Miss went elsewhere with its coaching search, hiring Iowa State assistant Doc Sadler over our own Kenny Payne, but Kenny isn’t losing any money over it. Who knows if he was even truly interested in the job, but if he was, today’s new contract with UK made sure his bank account didn’t miss out.

Payne’s new $500,000 annual salary is the same figure Southern Miss paid Donnie Tyndall when he was hired two years ago. Doc Sadler’s contract has yet to hit the internet, but I imagine it’s in the same range.

Furthermore, Payne’s $500K is more than what 16 head coaches in the 2014 NCAA Tournament make annually. He is the highest-paid assistant in all of college basketball and has that new shiny title of associate head coach.

One day he may want his own program to run, but right now, Kenny Payne is doing just fine.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

19 Comments for Kenny Payne is making what he would’ve made at Southern Miss



  1. Awat
    4:58 pm May 7, 2014 Permalink

    What about our boy Robic? I have always been under the impression he was Cal’s top guy.



  2. Drunk Swanson
    5:29 pm May 7, 2014 Permalink

    Robic is obviously #1 – Cal let Kenny Payne go bald, but he gave Robic access to a $400,000 hair regeneration surgery and a lifetime supply to John Frieda hair conditioner.



  3. Stop Hammer Time
    5:33 pm May 7, 2014 Permalink

    Kenny has the best connections to Nike kids, runners and handlers. It was a no brainier.



    • Dude
      8:46 pm May 7, 2014 Permalink

      Must’a learned that at Lousevile.



  4. Drunk Swanson
    5:35 pm May 7, 2014 Permalink

    Also has anyone pointed out that Kenny looks an awful lot like bald Mannie fresh… Kenny Fresh fresh frikky fresh



  5. Drunk Swanson
    5:36 pm May 7, 2014 Permalink

    Kenny Fresh, Barry Slice and Johnny Locks or Goldie Robic… not sure which wins that one…



  6. Ryan
    6:41 pm May 7, 2014 Permalink

    Thought Robic was Associate head coach? Who
    is gonna get Rod’s position? Thought Hoody would
    be a good choice.



  7. inside info
    6:48 pm May 7, 2014 Permalink

    They are all listed as assistant coaches on the website. No other titles:

    http://www.ukathletics.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/m-baskbl-coaches.html



  8. Uk student
    7:48 pm May 7, 2014 Permalink

    Wonder where the rise in student tuion goes. That’s Payne I’ll be paying this off when I’m 40



  9. [email protected]
    7:48 pm May 7, 2014 Permalink

    Payne is 2nd highest paid now. Tim Jankovic, former head coach from Illinois State University, makes $700,000 per year as the assistant coach in waiting after Larry Brown.



  10. Uk student
    7:49 pm May 7, 2014 Permalink

    Wonder where the rise in student tuition goes. Thanks Payne I’ll be paying this off when I’m 40



    • CATandMONKEY
      7:55 pm May 7, 2014 Permalink

      Not a single penny of your (or my former) overly inflated tuition goes to fund the BBall program.



  11. jimp
    10:39 pm May 7, 2014 Permalink

    Heck, $500,000 is not really that much money. What if during the game he spills Gatorade on his new suit?



  12. Bryan Stevens
    3:08 am May 8, 2014 Permalink

    Regardless…basketball/football….I love the raises/extensions especially football..UK is totally committed too both. And should be, for all other sports…..I know bball/football bread and butter…we will continue to dominate in all areas in our AD….period….We might be down in football from the last few seasons…But we will be on the up and up come the next few and beyond……..I hate louisville sooo much they do it right!!!! ok………



  13. Bryan Stevens
    3:13 am May 8, 2014 Permalink

    yay….tom jurich…..bobby petrino….yay rick petino….yay……louisville….WELCOME to THE ACC…especially bball…drew, can we get rid of Tony V….and really DAVID JENNINGS?



  14. Bryan Stevens
    3:19 am May 8, 2014 Permalink

    Why I listen too 790? its atleast waaayyyy better then 1300



  15. Bryan Stevens
    3:21 am May 8, 2014 Permalink

    enough said



  16. Bryan Stevens
    3:25 am May 8, 2014 Permalink

    petino equals petrino……lol….scum



  17. Bryan Stevens
    3:26 am May 8, 2014 Permalink

    I know how too spell Ricky P….but its fun!!!! lol….goodnight BBN!!!!