Report: Coach K paid $12.4M in 2020

Mike Krzyzewski earned roughly $12.4 million in net compensation in 2020, USA Today reported Tuesday.That figure is the most ever paid to an active college coach — meaning not a coach whose contract was bought out — since the publication started tracking coaches pay in 2006, per the report. Alabama’s Nick Saban earned $11.1 million in 2017.Krzyzewski, 75, retired after the 2022 NCAA Tournament, in which Duke reached the national semifinals. In his 42-year tenure, he led Duke to five NCAA championships and is the all-time leader in victories.USA Today gleaned Krzyzewski’s 2020 pay from the school’s federal tax returns for the calendar year. As a private institution, it is not required to release coaching contracts to the public.The returns showed he earned about $3.3 million in base salary, just more than $7 million in other reportable compensation and more than $1.1 million in retirement and other deferred compensation.