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  • NBA Coaches Salaries: Kings' Rick Adelman Leads The Pack

    The following chart presents NBA coaches salaries for the ’04-05 season (GASTON GAZETTE, 1/24).

    '04-05 NBA COACHES SALARIES
    RK
    COACH (NOTE) TEAM
    SALARY
    TERM (YRS.)
    CONTRACT ENDS
    AVG. SALARY
    1
    Rick Adelman (a) Kings
    $13.75M
    2
    2004-05
    $6.875M
    2
    Rudy Tomjanovich Lakers
    $30M
    5
    2007-08
    $6M
    3
    Jerry Sloan (b) Jazz
    $11M
    2
    2005-06
    $5.5M
    4
    Don Nelson (c) Mavericks
    $15.3M
    3
    2005-06
    $5.1M
    5t
    Larry Brown Pistons
    $25M
    5
    2007-08
    $5M
    5t
    Doc Rivers Celtics
    $20M
    4
    2007-08
    $5M
    5t
    Flip Saunders T'Wolves
    $25M
    5
    2005-06
    $5M
    5t
    Jeff Van Gundy Rockets
    $20M
    4
    2006-07
    $5M
    9t
    Rick Carlisle Pacers
    $16M
    4
    2006-07
    $4M
    9t
    Mike Fratello (d) Grizzlies
    $16M
    4
    2007-08
    $4M
    9t
    Jim O'Brien (e) 76ers
    $12M
    3
    2006-07
    $4M
    9t
    Gregg Popovich (f) Spurs
    $20M
    5
    2007-08
    $4M
    9t
    Paul Silas Cavaliers
    $16M
    4
    2006-07
    $4M
    9t
    Lenny Wilkens (g) Knicks
    $12M
    3
    2006-07
    $4M
    15
    Byron Scott (e) Hornets
    $10M
    3
    2006-07
    $3.33M
    16t
    Bernie Bickerstaff Bobcats
    $12M
    4
    2006-07
    $3M
    16t
    Mike Dunleavy Clippers
    $12M
    4
    2006-07
    $3M
    16t
    Eddie Jordan Wizards
    $6M
    2
    2006-07
    $3M
    16t
    Mike Montgomery Warriors
    $12M
    4
    2007-08
    $3M
    16t
    Stan Van Gundy Heat
    $6M
    2
    2004-05
    $3M
    21
    Nate McMillan Supersonics
    $10.8M
    4
    2004-05
    $2.7M
    22
    Lawrence Frank Nets
    $10M
    4
    2007-08
    $2.5M
    23t
    Scott Skiles Bulls
    $6M
    3
    2005-06
    $2M
    23t
    Mike Woodson Hawks
    $8M
    4
    2007-08
    $2M
    25
    Mike D'Antoni Suns
    $5.4M
    3
    2006-07
    $1.8M
    26
    Sam Mitchell Raptors
    $4.9M
    3
    2006-07
    $1.63M
    27t
    Maurice Cheeks (h) Trailblazers
    $3M
    2
    2005-06
    $1.5M
    27t
    Terry Porter Bucks
    $6M
    4
    2003-04
    $1.5M
    29t
    Jeff Bzdelik (i) Nuggets
    $3M
    3
    2004-05
    $1M
    29t
    Johnny Davis Magic
    $2
    2
    2004-05
    $1M

    NOTES: (a) Current contract is two-year extension for $13.75M signed before the ’03-04 season. (b) Current contract is two-year extension for $11M signed before the ’03-04 season. (c) Includes contract with team for consultant’s role through 2010-11. (d) In November ’04, Fratello replaced Hubie Brown, who retired with a three-year, $10M contract that would have ended in ’04-05. (e) Team has option for ’07-08 season. (f) Has two-year extension for $11M beginning ’06-07 season. (g) Resigned in January ’05, with Herb Williams taking over as interim coach. (h) Originally signed four-year, $6M deal before ’01-02 season, then signed two-year, $3M extension during ’03-04 season. (i) Fired in December ’04, with Michael Cooper taking over as interim coach. The Nuggets named George Karl head coach on January 27.

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