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Calipari Becomes 2nd Richest Coach In NCAA With $52.5M Extension

John Calipari reached a new deal with Kentucky, becoming the second-highest paid coach in college basketball.

Calipari's deal runs through March of 2021 and he would make $52.5 million in guaranteed compensation.

Calipari made $5.2 million annually under the old deal and will average $7.5 million under the new one.

According to USA Today's salary database, he passed Louisville's Rick Pitino ($5.76 million) and trails only Duke's Mike Krzyzewski ($9.68 million) on the highest-paid list.

Calipari has also been linked to NBA coaching jobs in recent seasons.

Via Kyle Tucker/Courier-Journal
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