Bill Belichick is now the highest paid coach in professional sports, according to a Forbes report. Belichick brings home an estimated annual salary of $7.5 million. How's that for value?
Belichick now takes home more money than any coach in the four major North American sports leagues--some $7.5 million a year, we estimate. The Patriots have never publicly confirmed Belichick's contract details, but industry pundits have little doubt that the long-term extension he signed in 2007 is north of the roughly $7 million annually that Mike Holmgren was getting from the Seattle Seahawks. (via Forbes.com)
If Belichick is indeed the highest paid coach in professional sports at $7.5 million per season, Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers may be near the top as well after inking a five year deal worth a reported $35 million ($7 million per season).