Indiana was reportedly ready to be the highest paid coach in Celtics ’Brad Stevens college basketball
Indiana couldn’t get Brad Stevens away from Boston, but the Celtics coach didn’t turn down the job because there was no financial incentive.
In Saturday’s “NBA Countdown,” ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski revealed that he was ready to offer Indiana Stevens a $ 70 million seven-year contract after Hoosier released Archie Miller last month. This deal allowed Stevens to become a paid coach in college basketball based on his annual salary ($ 10 million), putting him ahead of Duke Mike Krzyzewski ($ 9 million annually). Forbes for each) and John Calipari of Kentucky ($ 8.6 million annually).
Massive numbers shocked ESPN analyst Jalen Rose, who jokingly said he had to go back to college.
Stevens has been attached to IU work throughout his coaching career, but it is he has never expressed any real interest He joined the Celtics team in 2013 when he returned to college. Wojnarowski noted that Stevens did not entertain the offer, and that his contract with Boston earns $ 6 million to $ 7 million a year.
“It’s better to be in the league,” Rose said. “He can get the same money in the league without having to do all the things that come with hiring and being a collegiate coach.”
Hoosier continued on Hired Mike Woodson Hawks and former Knicks coach with a six-year, $ 18 million deal. It’s not exactly Stevens ’money, but a nice chunk of change.