Mike Krzyzewski’s long been one of college basketball’s best coaches. Turns out he’s also the best paid.
The Raleigh News & Observer obtained tax filings that showed Duke paid Krzyzewski $4.19 million in total compensation during the 2008-09 school year - and that was before winning the NCAA title this season. That’s a rise from $1.3 million during the 2005-06 fiscal year.
Coach K and Kentucky’s John Calipari are the only two college hoops coaches in the $4 million range. Three college football coaches reportedly are at that level.
Duke is a private, non-profit university and doesn’t have to comment on salaries. But I’m sure they don’t regret the pay bump for Krzyzewski - even if for once they didn’t turn a profit with men’s hoops.
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