NCAA's highest paid coaches include Calipari, Krzyzewski
The best basketball programs in college are ready to pay a premium for highly qualified coaches capable of leading their teams at the NCAA.
Known for providing first-class recruitment classes and permanent landing sites in March, coaches such as John Callipari of Kentucky. and Duke Mike "Coach Krizhevski is able to command salaries as high as those in the pro fi ts. Of the five best-paid coaches in this year's tournament, two made their teams to 1st seed in their respective regions and no one ranked lower than the 4th seed.
FOX Business is breaking down the top-level basketball coaches at this year's NCAA tournament based on the USA Today Sports Database.
LAWRENCE, KANSAS – MARCH 09: Co-Chief Coach Bill Self of the coaches of Kansas Jacobs from the bench during the match against Beyler Meds at Alan Fillhouse on March 9, 2019.
Bill Self, Kansas (Total Pay: $ 4 Million) in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire / Getty Images)
Self, 56, won the national championship with Kansas in 2008. This year he pilots Jayhawks in fourth place with 25-9 records. BARNIE, NORTH CAROLINA – MARCH 14: Virginia Cavaliers' chief coach Torrey Bennett reacted against Florida Seminoles during the match in the quarterfinals round of the men's basketball tournament in 1969 2019 14,
49-year-old Bennett has forced the cavalry to qualify for four ACC championships in 2014. This year, Virginia is 1-seed and strives to compensate for a big loss in the first round last season.
Des Moine, Iowa – March 21: Chief coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan Spartans reacted to play during the first round of the Basketball Tournament NCAA against Bradley Bravs in Wells Fargo Arena on 21 March 2019 in Des Moines, I
The longtime Spartans coach led the school to seven appearances in the Final Four of the NCAA and won the national championship in 2000.
Mike Krzyzewski, Duke Blue Devils (Total payment: $ 7.05 million)
CHARLOTT, NORTH CAROLINA – 14 MARCH: Chief coach Mike Krizhevsky of the Duke of the Blue Devils looks at Syracuse Orange during a match in the quarter-final round of the Men's Basketball Tournament 2019 at the Spectrum Center on March 14, 2019
coach in the history of basketball college, coach K brought Duke up to five National Championships, most likely in 2015
John Calipari, Kentucky Wildcats (Total Wager: $ 9.3 Million)
HOME, TENNIS – MARCH 15: John KALIPARI Kentucky Wildcats coaches his team against Alabama Crimson Tide during the quarterfinals of SEC's basketball tournament at the Bridgestone Arena March 15, 2019 in  Calipari lead Wildcats titnata title in 2012 and trained several current NBA stars, including John Wall and Anthony Davis.