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ABC NEWS TO FEATURE MONEY IN COLLEGE COACHING

     UMass Coach John Calipari will be the focus of a four-minute
piece on ABC's "World News Tonight" expected to air early during
the NCAA basketball tournament.  ABC's Armen Keteyian:  "The
theme of the piece has to do with escalating salaries of major
college coaches and whether they are worth what their
universities are paying them and the kind of commitment the
colleges have made to these coaches.  It's a nationwide look,
with UMass a huge part of the piece."  Reportedly, Calipari makes
more than $600,000/year.  That includes a base of $132,000;
almost 95% of an estimated $300,000 from a summer basketball
camp; the school's revenue from one road trip of his choice;
$50,000 from season ticket revenue; 35% of NCAA tournament money;
and $50,000 per year for a pension fund.  Calipari also has
outside deals with Nike, Spalding and Champion.  Other coaches
expected to be mentioned:  IU's Bobby Knight, UNC's Dean Smith
and Duke's Mike Krzyzewski (Jim Greenidge, BOSTON GLOBE, 3/8).
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