John Calipari isn’t the only member of the UK basketball staff with a new contract this summer. All three assistants inked new deals and Jon Hale over at The Cats Pause discovered the numbers.
Leading the way is Kenny Payne and his new three-year deal worth $2.1 million. Coach Payne will earn $650,000 this coming season, then $700,000 in 2016-17 and $750,000 in 2017-18. His old deal was set to expire next summer at $500,000 annually.
John Robic also received a nice raise. His new contract is for one year at $415,000. Robic was set to make $380,000 in 2015-16 before locking down the new salary.
Lastly, Tony Barbee’s first season as an assistant will pay him $375,000.
Kenny Payne? More like Kenny PAID! (Nailed it.)