As we prepare for Jim Boeheim’s fourth Final Four, it’s hard to believe where he ranks in compensation compared to peers. USA Today ran a list of all the coaches in this year’s NCAA tourney and their income. Where do you think The Per’fesser ranked? Top 5? Nope. Top 10? Uh uh. Top 15. Sorry.
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Boeheim came in at 17th overall while pulling in $1.9 M per year from Syracuse. No one is shaking a can in front of the Salvation Army for JB, but to see some of his inferiors rank ahead of him is a joke.
Understandably, Coach K is the top dawg earning over $7 M a year. But let’s go down the rest of the coaches in front of Jim:
Coach K. No one can argue he’s the class of coaches with those titles and Final Fours (even if he has some head scratching early exits).
Pitino. Fine. He’s always got a contender, never loses in the Sweet 16. Could be looking at another title this year.
Self. Again, can’t argue. Has m...