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Calipari has $700K in bonuses riding on bubble

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08:08 AM ET 03.06 | To put a number on it, John Calipari has 700,000 reasons to make the tournament, thanks to the bonus structure of his contract. Calipari nearly maxed out those bonuses last year, collecting $4.6 million in total school pay, a 21% increase on his base income. But of the $800,000 in bonus money, $700,000 were directly tied to NCAA Tournament play. ... While making the tournament doesn't guarantee Calipari much money (he only gets the full $700,000 by winning the whole thing, after all), missing the cut means he'll be saying goodbye to the chance of taking home a rather significant chunk of cash with just a few postseason wins. Making it to the Sweet 16 alone nets him $100,000.

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March 6, 2013  08:18 AM ET

In honor of 0-6:

Go Kentucky Go

Go Kentucky Go

Go Kentucky Go

March 6, 2013  08:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

In honor of 0-6:

Go Kentucky Go

Go Kentucky Go

Go Kentucky Go

I honor of GR:

Go Gatahs Go

Go Gatahs Go

Go Gatahs Go




hehehe -- of course, no disrespect to the Colonel, but you have to keep in mind that UK is our main division rival this time of year.

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March 6, 2013  08:59 AM ET

I would love to see nothing better than Calipari losing his $700,000. by not getting in the tourney but would love it even more if Memphis Tigers were to beat him out of it in the tourney!

March 6, 2013  10:25 AM ET

How much are the players and their AAU coaches going to get? Come on, now, you know it's happening.

March 6, 2013  10:30 AM ET
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How much are the players and their AAU coaches going to get? Come on, now, you know it's happening.

you have to wonder what the terms are for those guys.....it'd be tough to have a similar pay structure set up

March 6, 2013  10:46 AM ET
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Wow. That's some incentive.

That kind of incentive would make a man want to do whatever it takes to obtain.

March 6, 2013  11:50 AM ET
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How much are the players and their AAU coaches going to get? Come on, now, you know it's happening.

World Wide Wes needs some coin to survive Doc!

March 6, 2013  12:08 PM ET

What did Doc do or say to get banned?

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March 6, 2013  02:42 PM ET

So, just so I'm clear. These bonus are for Calipari, right? So, the players just earn straight salary?

 
March 6, 2013  03:22 PM ET

LUS>Arky

Time to pay the man....

I<3 corndogs!!

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