Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: Mike Krzyzewski - NBA

  1. #1
    Raptors Republic Starter omgsomuchpotential's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Lithuania
    Posts
    372
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Mike Krzyzewski - NBA

    Why didn't he ever go to NBA? From what I know he seems to be a great coach, possibly one of the best in US today?

  2. #2
    Raptors Republic Hall of Famer mcHAPPY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    19,657
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote omgsomuchpotential wrote: View Post
    Why didn't he ever go to NBA? From what I know he seems to be a great coach, possibly one of the best in US today?
    I guess he is/was happy where he is. He is one of the highest paid NCAA coaches. He is a god at DUKE.

    Some people are always looking for the next great thing. Others find a place where they are happy and comfortable.

    I don't envy NBA coaches having to massage and ego-stroke the players. It is a totally different situation than one would find in the NCAA. Callipari and Patino are 2 examples of great college coaches who struggled to find success at the next level. Jerry Tarkanian too. Larry Brown is an example of a success though.
    Last edited by mcHAPPY; Tue Mar 13th, 2012 at 12:14 PM.

  3. #3
    Raptors Republic All-Star
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    2,257
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Coaching at the elite NCAA level is THE top coaching job in basketball. Being a NBA coach would be a step backwards and a poor career choice. Coach K is among the very best ever and I always root against Duke.

  4. #4
    Raptors Republic Veteran Bendit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    5,178
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Coaches at the elite/big universities make more than most pro coaches. For the most part when the college coach says "jump" the answer by the college player is "how high coach/sir?". Probably the only downside is that college coaches have to do their own recruiting so they act as the defacto GM as well...but they have total control and the elite schools also have their pick of the recruits as well.

  5. #5
    Raptors Republic Starter Prime's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Richmond Hill
    Posts
    590
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    I guess he is/was happy where he is. He is one of the highest paid NCAA coaches. He is a god at DUKE.

    Some people are always looking for the next great thing. Others find a place where they are happy and comfortable.

    I don't envy NBA coaches having to massage and ego-stroke the players. It is a totally different situation than one would find in the NCAA. Callipari and Patino are 2 examples of great college coaches who struggled to find success at the next level. Jerry Tarkanian too. Larry Brown is an example of a success though.
    To be fair though, Callipari didn't have the luxury of a talented roster to work with in his 3 seasons.

  6. #6
    Super Moderator Joey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    7,792
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Bendit wrote: View Post
    Coaches at the elite/big universities make more than most pro coaches. For the most part when the college coach says "jump" the answer by the college player is "how high coach/sir?". Probably the only downside is that college coaches have to do their own recruiting so they act as the defacto GM as well...but they have total control and the elite schools also have their pick of the recruits as well.
    This.
    In Masai we Trust.

  7. #7
    Raptors Republic All-Star Red and White's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    T.O.
    Posts
    1,410
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Don't you all remember when Krzyzewski was offered 40 mil by the Lakers to replace Phil Jackson? He turned it down.

    http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/5344612/

    I do not think it is a question of "he makes more money in college" because clearly money is not the factor. I think he loves his job. He loves the respect he gets from Duke. I mean Duke named their Business and Ethics centre "Coach K Buisness and Ethics Centre". Can you believe that? He is a God there. There are reports of him cussing out players mothers because the player declared for the draft, and Duke did not punish him.

    http://dukechronicle.com/article/fuq...-ethics-center

    Or the usual answer. He loves winning.

    Either way, I would not leave if I was him.

  8. #8
    Raptors Republic Starter
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    793
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Bendit wrote: View Post
    Coaches at the elite/big universities make more than most pro coaches. For the most part when the college coach says "jump" the answer by the college player is "how high coach/sir?". Probably the only downside is that college coaches have to do their own recruiting so they act as the defacto GM as well...but they have total control and the elite schools also have their pick of the recruits as well.
    Another silly myth.

    According to Forbes, the NBA’s Highest-Paid Coaches For 2011-12

    Doc Rivers (Celtics): $7 million
    Mike D’Antoni (Knicks-resigned): $6 million
    Gregg Popovich (Spurs): $6 million
    Nate McMillan (Trail Blazers): $5.5 million
    Rick Adelman (Timberwolves): $5 million
    Flip Saunders (Wizards-fired): $4.8 million
    Rick Carlisle (Mavericks): $4.5 million
    Mike Brown (Lakers): $4.5 million
    Stan Van Gundy (Magic): $4.5 million
    Scott Skiles (Bucks): $4.5 million

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/kurtbade...oni-as-member/

    The highest paid college coach is John Calipari at $4 million, which is less than what #10 Scott Skiles males. http://www.therichest.org/sports/hig...tball-coaches/

    A college coaching job at a successful college program is a much more secure job (and I would venture far less stressful) than a NBA head coaching job and considering the money is "good enough", it is reasonable to expect some coaches prefer that lifestyle to that of a NBA head coaching job.

  9. #9
    Raptors Republic Starter omgsomuchpotential's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Lithuania
    Posts
    372
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Hugmenot wrote: View Post
    Another silly myth.

    According to Forbes, the NBA’s Highest-Paid Coaches For 2011-12

    Doc Rivers (Celtics): $7 million
    Mike D’Antoni (Knicks-resigned): $6 million
    Gregg Popovich (Spurs): $6 million
    Nate McMillan (Trail Blazers): $5.5 million
    Rick Adelman (Timberwolves): $5 million
    Flip Saunders (Wizards-fired): $4.8 million
    Rick Carlisle (Mavericks): $4.5 million
    Mike Brown (Lakers): $4.5 million
    Stan Van Gundy (Magic): $4.5 million
    Scott Skiles (Bucks): $4.5 million

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/kurtbade...oni-as-member/

    The highest paid college coach is John Calipari at $4 million, which is less than what #10 Scott Skiles males. http://www.therichest.org/sports/hig...tball-coaches/

    A college coaching job at a successful college program is a much more secure job (and I would venture far less stressful) than a NBA head coaching job and considering the money is "good enough", it is reasonable to expect some coaches prefer that lifestyle to that of a NBA head coaching job.
    I think the college list is outdated because I read it somewhere that Coach K makes 6 million a year now.

  10. #10
    Raptors Republic All-Star
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    2,257
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    College coaches also get paid by shoe companies and generate revenue from basketball camps.

  11. #11
    Raptors Republic Starter
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    793
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    So you heard something or of other sources of revenue but have no source to back it up?

    Cool story bro!

  12. #12
    Raptors Republic Veteran Bendit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    5,178
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Hugmenot wrote: View Post
    Another silly myth.

    According to Forbes, the NBA’s Highest-Paid Coaches For 2011-12

    Doc Rivers (Celtics): $7 million
    Mike D’Antoni (Knicks-resigned): $6 million
    Gregg Popovich (Spurs): $6 million
    Nate McMillan (Trail Blazers): $5.5 million
    Rick Adelman (Timberwolves): $5 million
    Flip Saunders (Wizards-fired): $4.8 million
    Rick Carlisle (Mavericks): $4.5 million
    Mike Brown (Lakers): $4.5 million
    Stan Van Gundy (Magic): $4.5 million
    Scott Skiles (Bucks): $4.5 million

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/kurtbade...oni-as-member/

    The highest paid college coach is John Calipari at $4 million, which is less than what #10 Scott Skiles males. http://www.therichest.org/sports/hig...tball-coaches/

    A college coaching job at a successful college program is a much more secure job (and I would venture far less stressful) than a NBA head coaching job and considering the money is "good enough", it is reasonable to expect some coaches prefer that lifestyle to that of a NBA head coaching job.
    "Another silly myth"? Aren't you being a tad over judgmental? I was making a general observation (about coaches at elite programs not venturing to the pros where they might be considered entry-level) which I dont believe rises to mythical proportions.

    I wrote "Coaches at the elite/big universities make more than most pro coaches.".

    I did not write "...more than the highest paid pro coaches". You provided the top ten highest paid pro coaches and not the next 20.

    There are also ancillary incomes and bonuses for making tournament play never mind that the pros play a 82 game schedule vs about 30 in college.

    Rick Pitino is the current highest paid @ 7.5. This not a myth.

    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/colle...y-database.htm

    I cannot seem to find a credible source for the latest full list of all nba coaches. I imagine there would be a whole slew of 1 & 2 mil./yr salaries in the lower half number. Let me know if you find one.

  13. #13
    Raptors Republic All-Star
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    2,257
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Hugmenot wrote: View Post
    So you heard something or of other sources of revenue but have no source to back it up?

    Cool story bro!
    Coach K has a private contract with Nike. In 1993 it paid him a million a year.

    http://community.seattletimes.nwsour...8&slug=1698378

    Coach K's other sources of income:

    Krzyzewski is in great demand as a speaker (earning as much as $100,000 per speech), and he gives regular motivational talks at Morgan Stanley and General Motors; both are run by Duke grads. He has endorsement deals with Nike, American Express and State Farm, and he runs summer basketball camps for some 2,000 kids and a fantasy camp for around 80 adults. He oversees two leadership programs, one at Duke and another at West Point, and raises millions for Duke Medical Center, for the new Emily Krzyzewski Family Life Center (named for his mom), which serves Durham's poor, and for his basketball team's new practice facility.
    from: http://sports.espn.go.com/espnmag/story?id=3373328

  14. #14
    Raptors Republic Starter Prime's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Richmond Hill
    Posts
    590
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Bendit wrote: View Post
    I cannot seem to find a credible source for the latest full list of all nba coaches. I imagine there would be a whole slew of 1 & 2 mil./yr salaries in the lower half number. Let me know if you find one.
    On average, NBA coaches make more than their college counterparts.

    http://weaksideawareness.wordpress.c...f-nba-coaches/

  15. #15
    Raptors Republic Veteran Bendit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    5,178
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Prime wrote: View Post
    On average, NBA coaches make more than their college counterparts.

    http://weaksideawareness.wordpress.c...f-nba-coaches/
    I would accept that. However, the point I really was trying to express in my orig. post was that coaches in elite college programs do get paid more than many of the coaches of many NBA teams. Not elite college coaches to elite pro coaches. By my count using your link (and a certain amount of hopefully conservative conjecture due to missing salaries) I come up with 13 coaches earning in the 1 -2 mill. per. If we then add ancillary incomes which the real biggies in college can command thru alumni/booster groups etc I believe a fair case can be made that my original point was less than "silly myth". Salaries as well is just one of the many reasons (possibly with lesser weight) why the big names in college dont enter the pro ranks.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •