SBD/Issue 88/The Back of the Book

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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