Remember yesterday when I listed all of the career earnings of UK draft picks under John Calipari, which came out to nearly $200 million dollars of earnings with another $251 million in earnings already under contract for future seasons. And that doesn’t include any of the money that the 7 guys headed to the NBA this season will earn. I argued John Calipari could have ONE BILLION dollars in player earnings if he stays at Kentucky for 10 years.
A commenter made a good point. What about Louisville? Well, that list is much easier to calculate. Despite being the coach at Louisville for 14 seasons now, Rick Pitino has only put 8 players into the NBA (10 after Rozier and Harrell are drafted this year). Combined earnings of those guys:
Francisco Garcia (2005): 10 seasons, $31.04 million
Earl Clark (2009) 6 seasons, $10.38 million
Terrence Williams (2009): 4 seasons, $6.94 million
Reece Gaines (2002): 3 seasons, $4.36 million
Gorgui Dieng (2013): 2 seasons, $2.76 million
Samardo Samuels (2010): 3 seasons, $1.60 million
Russ Smith (2014): 1 season, $0.82 million
Peyton Siva (2013): 1 season, $0.10 million
TOTAL: 30 seasons, $58.00 million
14 years at UL, 58 million NBA dollars for Pitino. 6 years at UK, 200 million NBA dollars for Calipari.