Not only did coach Kevin Ollie restore a sense of pride to the UConn men's basketball program by leading the Huskies to the national championship Monday night, he put a little more money in his wallet.
Ollie's contract, which is a public record, calls for him to be compensated for certain postseason achievements. His base salary is $400,000 for the 2014 calendar year, which means $33,333.33 a month.
Ollie's contract calls for him to receive:
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•One month's salary for participating in the NCAA Tournament.
•One month's salary for participating in the Sweet 16.
•One month's salary for participating in the Final Four.
•Two month's salary for winning the national championship.
Add that up, he gets $166,666.66.
And that's not all. He would have received another half month's salary, or $16,666.66, if he had been named coach of the year by one or more of the following groups: Associated Press, U.S. Basketball Writers of America, National Association of Basketball Coaches, Naismith Trophy, CBS/Chevrolet, The Sporting News or Basketball Times.
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