The 25 highest-paid coaches in college basketball


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College basketball coaches can make a lot of money.

As revenue deals increase and schools compete to stay atop their conferences, both long-tenured coaches and impressive journeymen can come to make a ton of money with just a few years of repeated success.

That said, in order to get to the top of the coaching world in terms of compensation, you have to have been in the game for a long, long time.

A recent report from USA Today ranked the top-paid coaches in college basketball, including what's known about their bonuses and the cost of a potential buyout.

You can check out the highest-paid coaches for the 2017-18 season below. All conference title notes reference coaches' tenures with their current team.

25. Mike Anderson — $2.6 million

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School: Arkansas

Conference: SEC

Potential Bonus: $1 million

Conference titles (reg. season/tournament): 0/0

National championships: 0

One thing to know: While Anderson might not be the winningest head coach in college basketball history, he's one of the most consistent, as he's one of just four coaches in the game who have led a team for 15 years and never suffered a losing season.

24. Jay Wright — 2.6 million

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School: Villanova

Conference: Big East

Potential Bonus: Not available

Conference titles (reg. season/tournament): 5/2

National championships: 1

One thing to know: Wright finally brought a championship to Villanova with a thrilling win at the buzzer of the 2016 national title game, but aside from that, the Wildcats still have a tendency to disappoint in the postseason. The team has been eliminated before the Sweet Sixteen in seven of their past 10 appearances in the tournament.

23. Steve Alford — $2.6 million

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School: UCLA

Conference: Pac-12

Potential Bonus: $310,500

Conference titles (reg. season/tournament): 0/1

National championships: 0

One thing to know: While he hasn't won a national championship as a coach yet, Alford did win the title while playing for Bob Knight at Indiana in 1987. He made seven of 10 three pointers attempted in the championship game, scoring 23 points for the Hoosiers.

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