According to tax records obtained by USA Today, Krzyzewski made nearly $9.7 million during the 2011 calendar year
A breakdown of Krzyzewski’s salary includes $1,978,401 in base pay, $5,642,574 in bonus and incentive compensation, nearly $1.9 million more than in 2010. Also he received $1,982,097 in retirement and other deferred compensation, a little over $500,000 more than in 2010. Plus he was paid $59,616 in other reportable compensation such as family travel and $19,344 in non-taxable benefits.
Krzyzewski has a 957-297 career record in 38 seasons, including an 884-238 mark in 33 seasons at Duke and has won four national championships.
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The amount is the greatest single-year compensation total for a college athletics coach since USA TODAY Sports began tracking the pay of football and men’s basketball coaches in 2006. Louisville men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino received a little more than $8.9 million in total pay in 2010-11.
Kentucky coach John Calipari was paid more than $5.4 million for the 2012-13 season, not including bonuses. Louisville’s Rick Pitino and Kansas’ Bill Self each made nearly $5 million. Among football coaches, Alabama’s Nick Saban made nearly $5.5 million for the 2012 season, Texas’ Mack Brown almost $5.4 million.
Krzyzewski earned more than $7.2 million in the 2010 calendar year, and just less than $4.7 million in 2009.