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Kentucky’s high APR score means Calipari will receive the only bonus in his contract

Mark Zerof | USA Today

© Mark Zerof

© Mark Zerof

By now, you’ve heard about the basketball team’s perfect academic progress rate (APR) score of 1,000, but did you know that the score means John Calipari gets a bonus, too? In fact, that’s the only bonus Calipari receives each year, aside from his annual retention bonuses in July.

When Calipari agreed to a contract extension back in 2014, he eliminated all of the on-court performance bonuses, leaving one benchmark each year: $50,000 if his team’s APR score is at least 950. This year’s perfect score of 1,000 means he’s got a little bit more change in his pocket this afternoon. Just so you know, Calipari is one of only a handful of college coaches across the country who doesn’t receive bonus money for on-court performance.

Treat yo’self and the wife to some Orange Leaf, tonight, Cal.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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4 Comments for Kentucky’s high APR score means Calipari will receive the only bonus in his contract



  1. flattop
    5:31 pm April 20, 2016 Permalink

    Win a national championship and he’ll get a bonus.



  2. Megan
    5:39 pm April 20, 2016 Permalink

    So it’s the “only” bonus if you don’t count that other one.

    And I’ve been absolutely faithful if you don’t count that one time.



  3. leon singleton
    6:58 pm April 20, 2016 Permalink

    That is what the walk ons are there for. They are not there to play basketball. Cal is a con man.



    • CATandMONKEY
      8:03 pm April 20, 2016 Permalink

      Do you ever tire of posting among the most asinine comments to ever to appear on KSR? Just saying…