What Is an NBA Coach’s Salary? How Much Do NBA Coaches Make?

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PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 4: Head Coach Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs congratulates Head Coach Monty Williams.
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BetMGM Staff @BETMGM Jan 02, 2024, 10:34 PM

NBA player salaries are widely cited throughout the offseason, particularly as free agency opens, and during the season as players underperform or sign new contracts. A few superstars also get the bag and are now part of the exclusive list of NBA players with a $200 million contract.

But what about coaches’ salaries?

What Is an NBA Coach’s Salary? How Much Do NBA Coaches Make?

The average salary for an NBA head coach is approximately $3.5 million, with the lowest paid still securing a minimum of $2 million per year. Here’s a list of the top seven highest-paid NBA coaches in the 2023-24 season.

Rank Coach Team Estimated Salary
1 Gregg Popovich SAS $16 Million
2 Monty Williams DET $13 Million
3 Steve Kerr GSW $9.5 Million
4 Nick Nurse PHI $9 Million
5 Erik Spoelstra MIA $8.5 Million
T6 Tom Thibodeau NYK $8 Million
T6 Jason Kidd DAL $8 Million

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