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Manage your account settings.Just ask the University of Louisville’s Rick Pitino, the highest paid coach at a public school in this season’s NCAA Buy Nike Air Max 2017 Disu Men Green Blue Black Ireland’s basketball tournament, or the University of Kentucky’s John Calipari, the highest paid coach not in it.BRACKET BRIEFING: Most shocking Final Four outcomesPitino’s Cardinals will play in Saturday’s Final Four and are favorites to win the national championship. Pitino makes just shy of $5 million, which would likely make him his state’s highest paid public employee, if not for Calipari, who makes more than $5.4 million and whose Wildcats won last season’s national championship.Pitino’s contract runs to 2022 and will pay him roughly $42 million if he completes it, plus potential bonuses worth millions. And his boss thinks he’s a bargain.“In a lot of ways,“ Louisville athletics director Tom Jurich says, „I would look at him and say he is underpaid.“SELF’S PAY: Kansas coach has biggest deal given by public schoolThat’s not how many observers would think of what college basketball coaches are paid these days. The average pay for Air Jordan 12 GS Hyper Jade 510815-017 Women Black Green Ireland coaches in this year’s NCAA tournament field is $1.47 million, up slightly from $1.4 million last season. That’s based on 62 of 68 schools in the field for which USA TODAY Sports was able to obtain compensation figures. Department of Education and data collected by USA TODAY Sports.DATABASE: Salaries for the 2013 NCAA tournament coachesMETHODOLOGY: How USA TODAY Sports compiled the databasePitino and Calipari declined to comment for Adidas Ultra Boost UB 3.0 BA8862 Men Black White Ireland Online this story through spokespersons, as did key decision makers at their schools, outside of Jurich.There were 42 schools in the tournament field both this season and last. USA TODAY Sports obtained compensation packages for 37 of them in each year and found average pay for coaches at those schools was $1.57 million in 2012 and is $1.75 million in 2013, an increase of 11.Air Jordan 4 Retro 819138-010 Premium Men Black Leather Outlet Ireland%. The median increase is 8.2%, which might be a more relevant number given the small sample size and wide range in dollars and Buy Nike Air Max 2017 Disu Men Green Blue Black Ireland percentages.“These salaries just look out of sync when it comes to the educational mission of our colleges and universities,“ says Anne D. Neal, president of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni. „Trustees and presidents have to ask themselves what justifies these obscenely rising salaries in a time of limited resources.“