Scott Drew has lead his teams to successes many thought impossible for Baylor. And he’s being rewarded for it.
Dan Wolken of USA Today tweeted the list of the top 68 coaching payroll numbers today. Rick Pitino ($8.25m), John Calipari ($7.5m), and Mike Krzyzewski ($5.5m) took the top three spots respectively.
Bill Self ranked #4, with an annual gross of $4.9 million, with an additional $525,000 available in bonuses.
Bob Huggins of West Virginia came in at #6, pulling in $3.6 million with nearly $700,000 of potential bonuses.
How much is Baylor spending for Scott Drew? $2.8 million per year all in, coming in at #9 on the list.
If you break it down, that is roughly $700,000 for each win over Texas and TCU this season.
Since the list was only composed of tournament teams, Shaka Smart was not listed. His paycheck totals $3 million per year. His contract was extended in August until 2023.
Money well spent if you ask me.