Coach K tops list of highest-paid college basketball coaches

Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski

Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski

DURHAM, N.C. — Duke Basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski is the highest paid coach in college basketball, making more than $9 million annually.

The numbers were released in a recent USA Today article entitled “Coaches hit jackpot in NCAA system.”

Coach K’s 2014 salary was listed at $9,682,032, an increase of more than $2 million from the previous year.

Krzyzewski’s current salary is $2.7 million more than Alabama Football Coach Nick Saban, the next highest paid college coach. Coach K makes almost $4 million more than the next highest paid college basketball coach, Rick Pitino of Louisville.

Some speculate Duke is dishing out the cash to keep Coach K from leaving for the NBA.

He discussed the Lakers job a few years ago but turned down a reported five year $40 million deal.

Read more: USA Today. To find out what other coaches make, click here.