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

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BetMGM Staff @BETMGM Nov 12, 2022, 2:59 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.

But what about coaches’ salaries?

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

The minimum salary for an NBA head coach is approximately $2 million. However, most coaches earn significantly more, as evidenced by Sportico’s 2021 article of the highest-paid coaches in U.S. sports, seven of whom roam NBA sidelines.

Rank Coach Team Estimated Salary
1 Gregg Popovich SAS $11.5 Million
2 Steve Kerr GSW $9.5 Million
T3 Doc Rivers PHI $8.5 Million
T3 Erik Spoelstra MIA $8.5 Million
T5 Mike Budenholzer MIL $8 Million
T5 Nick Nurse TOR $8 Million
T5 Steve Nash (recently fired) BKN $8 Million

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