It’s rare, in this day & age, to be able to keep a staff together that has helped produce a national championship & back-to-back Final Fours— Mitch Barnhart (@UKMitchBarnhart) May 4, 2012
We want to show them how appreciative we are of their hard work and dedication, and how much they mean to this program. #WeAreUK— Mitch Barnhart (@UKMitchBarnhart) May 4, 2012
Calipari, who signed a new eight-year deal last spring, was awarded an 8.3 percent increase annually in guaranteed compensation from media rights and endorsements over the remaining seven years of his current contract. Calipari’s contract amendment also added a retention bonus of $1 million on July 31, 2015. Antigua, who has been at Kentucky for three seasons, signed a two-year deal worth $525,000 plus incentives. Payne, who just completed his second season at UK, signed a three-year deal worth $1.05 million plus incentives, and Robic, who has also been at Kentucky for three seasons, signed a two-year deal worth $575,000 plus incentives.The increase in broadcasting/endorsements will take Cal's annual salary from $3.4 million to $3.8 million for seven more years. The annual retention bonus will take Cal's total guaranteed compensation to $5.2 million per season, with potential to earn up to $6.05 million with incentives. Following yesterday's new contract for UK Hoops coach Matthew Mitchell, this is another grand slam for Mitch Barnhart. Keep up the good work, boys.