Matt Painter's new $2.3 million contract makes him the sixth highest paid coach in the nation, according to Forbes.com's salary numbers.

Painter now earns more than many of the winningest coaches in the country, include Duke's Mike Krzyzewski ($2.2 million) and North Carolina's Roy Williams ($2 million).

Here is the Forbes.com list of highest paid coaches in the country, and The Exponent has added in Painter's new contract:

1. John Calipari, University of Kentucky – $4 million

2. Tom Izzo, Michigan State University – $3.4 million

3. Billy Donovan, University of Florida – $3.3 million

4. Bill Self, University of Kansas – $3 million

5. Thad Matta, Ohio State – $2.5 million

6. Matt Painter, Purdue University – $2.3 million

7. Rick Pitino, Louisville – $2.25 million

8. Mike Krzyzewski, Duke University – $2.2 million

9. Rick Barnes, Texas – $2.2 million

10. Roy Williams, North Carolina – $2 million

11. Ben Howland, UCLA – $2 million

Read the full Forbes.com list here

 

 

 

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