Kenny Payne will make more than several NCAA tourney head coaches

Kenny Payne will make more than several NCAA tourney head coaches

Drew Franklinover 6 years

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UK assistant Kenny Payne received a hefty raise this offseason in the form of a new three-year deal worth $700,000 annually. That would've put him ahead of 22 head coaches in the NCAA Tournament field last season as AN ASSISTANT. 1. John Calipari, Kentucky ($6,356,756) 2. Mike Krzyzewski, Duke ($6,043,979) 3. Rick Pitino, Louisville ($6,004,529) 4. Bill Self, Kansas ($4,955,186) 5. Tom Izzo, Michigan State ($4,006,955) 6. Sean Miller, Arizona ($3,484,500) 7. Thad Matta, Ohio State ($3,372,000) 8. Bob Huggins, West Virginia ($3,265,000) 9. Tom Crean, Indiana ($3,046,250) 10. Bo Ryan, Wisconsin ($2,946,000) 11. John Thompson III, Georgetown ($2,838,271) 12. Jay Wright, Villanova ($2,775,846) 13. Lon Kruger, Oklahoma ($2,750,000) 14. Steve Alford, UCLA ($2,630,000) 15. Rick Barnes, Texas ($2,625,000) 16. Travis Ford, Oklahoma State ($2,625,000) 17. Scott Drew, Baylor ($2,508,015) 18. Matt Painter, Purdue ($2,428,795) 19. Mark Turgeon, Maryland ($2,252,488) 20. Mike Anderson, Arkansas ($2,239,588) 21. Fred Hoiberg, Iowa State ($2,217,250) 22. Mick Cronin, Cincinnati ($2,202,205) 23. Mark Gottfriend, NC State ($2,060,000) 24. Gregg Marshall, Wichita State ($1,980,000) 25. Tony Bennett, Virginia ($1,925,950) 26. Larry Brown, SMU ($1,911,894) 27. Roy Williams, North Carolina ($1,911,402) 28. Dana Altman, Oregon ($1,900,000) 29. Steve Lavin, St. John's ($1,874,917) 30. Andy Kennedy, Ole Miss ($1,808,814) 31. Fran McCaffery, Iowa ($1,802,200) 32. Mark Fox, Georgia ($1,704,000) 33. Larry Krystkowiak, Utah ($1,600,000) 34. Shaka Smart, VCU ($1,578,500) 35. Mike Brey, Notre Dame ($1,526,488) 36. Johnny Jones, LSU ($1,506,000) 37. Mark Few, Gonzaga ($1,249,603) 38. Ed Cooley, Providence ($1,180,304) 39. Chris Mack, Xavier ($1,109,453) 40. Steve Fisher, San Diego State ($965,440) 41. Larry Shyatt, Wyoming ($715,008) 42. Rick Byrd, Belmont ($709,101) *** Kenny Payne, Kentucky ($700,000) 43. Archie Miller, Dayton ($652,049) 44. Leon Rice, Boise State ($602,451) 45. Ben Jacobson, Northern Iowa ($558,000) 46. Jerod Haase, UAB ($525,000) 47. Ron Hunter, Georgia State ($499,000) 48. Bill Coen, Northeastern ($461,032) 49. Marvin Menzies, New Mexico State ($382,294) 50. Bob McKillop, Davidson ($381,285) 51. Brad Underwood, Stephen F. Austin ($352,500) 52. Will Brown, Albany ($323,660) 53. Bobby Hurley, Buffalo ($315,122) 54. Fran O'Hanlon, Lafayette ($313,087) 55. Russell Turner, Cal-Irvine ($310,000) 56. Bryce Drew, Valparaiso ($285,927) 57. Cliff Ellis, Coastal Carolina ($275,245) 58. Steve Masiello, Manhattan ($237,636) 59. Mike Davis, Texas Southrn ($230,000) 60. Andy Toole, Robert Morris ($210,022) 61. Matthew Driscoll, North Florida ($202,277) 62. David Richman, North Dakota State ($195,000) 63. Jim Hayford, Eastern Washington ($174,020) 64. Mike Young, Wofford ($161,043) 65. Dave Rose, BYU 66. Chris Holtmann, Butler 67. Tommy Amaker, Harvard 68. Edward Joyner Jr., Hampton So next time you're worrying about Payne bolting for a new job, just know it will take a major program with deep pockets to steal him away from UK now. (Salaries via USA Today)

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2021-10-27