Connect with us

Sports

Nick Saban’s salary & net worth: Here’s how much money the Alabama coach made in 2020

Published

on

Nick Saban's salary & net worth: Here's how much money the Alabama coach made in 2020

Nick Saban has been referred to as the highest-paid public employee in the country. Alabama fans might even argue that’s a bargain.

Saban has brought the Alabama football program five national titles and six SEC championships. His teams consistently rank in the top-five across the country. In college athletics, where athletes can’t sign lucrative contracts, Saban is the next best thing — a head coach who keeps bringing the best recruits in the country to play for the Crimson Tide.

Whether you think Saban should be paid more or less, the facts are simple: He has made and still makes a ton of money. We broke down just how much. 

MORE: Who is Alabama quarterback Mac Jones?

Nick Saban salary at Alabama

Alabama is due to pay Saban a total of $9.1 million in the 2020 season. Based on a reworked deal that Saban signed prior to the 2018 season, his base salary is due to increase $400,000 for the 2021 season to bring his payment next year to $9.5 million. There are also charitable donation possibilities worked into Saban’s current contract that bring his potential total pay for the 2020 season to $9.3 million.

Those terms come under the newest extension Saban signed with Alabama, prior to 2018. As of Oct. 2020, Saban has not signed a new deal with the Crimson Tide. If no new terms are agreed upon, Saban’s contract is set to expire following the 2021 college football season. 

According to USA Today’s database, Saban is the highest-paid college football coach in 2020, ahead of LSU’s Ed Orgeron, Clemson’s Dabo Swinney and Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh, who are all being paid more than $8 million. Swinney was paid more than Saban in 2019, but pandemic pay reduction of more than $1 million to Swinney’s salary has dropped him below Saban, who hasn’t seen a pandemic pay reduction to his salary in 2020.

Nick Saban net worth

Saban has been coaching since two grad assistant years in the early 1970s with Kent State, so his exact net worth is tough to determine. The website CelebrityNetWorth determines Saban’s net worth to be $60 million

In addition to Saban’s Alabama contract (detailed below), data is available on his contracts at Michigan State, LSU and with the Miami Dolphins. At MSU, Saban earned $697,330 a year, according to the Los Angeles Times. His contract at LSU was due to pay Saban $2.3 million in his first year and increase by $100,000 each year with potential bonuses built in. Those gave Saban approximately $12.5 million in earnings during those tenures. 

Saban went on to sign a five-year, $22.5-million contract with the Dolphins. He only completed two seasons of that deal, a little less than another $10 million. And since joining Alabama, Saban has earned nearly $80 million, not counting any sorts of endorsements or appearance fees.

How much has Nick Saban earned at Alabama?

Year Scheduled School Pay Actual School Pay Other Total
2020 $9,100,000 $9,100,000 $200,000 $9,300,000
2019 $8,707,000 $8,707,000 $150,000 $8,857,000
2018 $8,307,000 $8,307,000 $0 $8,307,000
2017 $11,132,000 $11,132,000 $0 $11,132,000
2016 $6,939,395 $6,939,395 $0 $6,939,395
2015 $6,932,395 $6,932,395 $155,086 $7,087,481
2014 $6,950,203 $6,950,203 $209,984 $7,160,187
2013 $5,395,852 $5,395,852 $150,000 $5,545,852
2012 $5,316,667 $5,316,667 $160,071 $5,476,738
2011 $4,683,333 $4,683,333 $150,000 $4,833,333
2010 $5,166,666 $5,166,666 $830,683 $5,997,349
2009 $225,000 $225,000 $3,675,000 $3,900,000
2007 $225,000 $225,000 $3,278,200 $3,503,200

Note: Data via USA Today. It’s unclear at this time why 2008’s data isn’t available.

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Sports

How long are CJ McCollum, Jusuf Nurkic out? Injury timeline, return date, latest updates on Trail Blazers stars

Published

on

How long are CJ McCollum, Jusuf Nurkic out? Injury timeline, return date, latest updates on Trail Blazers stars

The Trail Blazers will be without two of their most important players for an extended period.

Portland’s depth took another hit after guard CJ McCollum and center Jusuf Nurkic both suffered injuries during January games. The Trail Blazers, already dealing with the loss of Zach Collins after he underwent ankle surgery in late December, must now lean even more on Damian Lillard and figure out a way to avoid a major drop in the Western Conference standings.

What’s next for the Portland stars? Here’s everything we know about McCollum and Nurkic and the latest news on when they may return to the court.

MORE: When is the NBA trade deadline in 2021?

What is CJ McCollum’s injury?

McCollum left a Jan. 16 game against the Hawks with what the Trail Blazers initially called a left foot sprain. During the first quarter of that contest, Atlanta center Clint Capela jumped to block McCollum’s shot attempt at the rim and landed directly on his left foot.

Additional testing revealed McCollum had suffered a small hairline fracture in his left foot and a mid-foot sprain.

“Bad timing, it’s terrible timing,” McCollum said of the injury. “It’s nothing I can really do about it. I work hard to take care of myself. I put a lot of time in. I put a lot of effort into my body. This is one of the situations where there’s not much I could have done. Maybe if I would’ve done a left-handed layup he wouldn’t have fell on top of me, but it is what it is.

“I think I’m at the point in my life where, control what you can control. I’m not gonna feel sorry for myself. I live a good life. I’m still gonna live a good life. This is something that I can overcome with some time and some rest.”

What is Jusuf Nurkic’s injury?

Nurkic left a Jan. 14 game against the Pacers with a right wrist fracture. During the third quarter of that contest, Nurkic swiped at a driving Malcolm Brogdon, then immediately grabbed his wrist. He walked back to the locker room at the next timeout break and did not return.

“We’re always gonna be here for [Nurkic]. We’re always gonna show our support for him,” Lillard said. “But we gotta give him his space and let him take that in. It’s a tough thing. It comes with what we do, and it can happen at any time. I think that’s the best thing to do and how we should handle it.”

How long will CJ McCollum be out?

Portland announced on Jan. 19 that McCollum will be re-evaluated in four weeks. If he stays on that timeline, McCollum will miss at least 16 games, but the 29-year-old remains optimistic about his future.

“I’m battle-tested, man. I’m good,” McCollum said. “I’ve been through a lot in my life. I’m in a good stage of life. Mentally, I’m at peace.”

How long will Jusuf Nurkic be out?

Portland announced on Jan. 19 that Nurkic underwent wrist surgery and will be re-evaluated in six weeks. If he stays on that timeline, Nurkic will miss at least 23 games. Lillard expects backup big man Harry Giles to play a much larger role with Nurkic sidelined.

“There’s gonna be a huge opportunity for [Giles], and I think he’s prepared for it,” Lillard said. “Mentally, I think he’s a super confident young player. Every morning when I come into the facility, he’s on one of the baskets working on his game, sweating. … He’s been in the gym. He’s been preparing himself for whenever that opportunity came.

“I think now it’s here, and I think he’ll be ready for it. We’re gonna need him to be.”

CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic stats for 2020-21 season

McCollum  Per Game  Nurkic
26.7 Points 9.8
3.9 Rebounds 7.7
5.0 Assists 2.8
1.3 Steals 0.9
0.3 Blocks 0.9
1.0 Turnovers 1.9
33.8 Minutes 23.3
47.3 Field goal % 48.5
44.1 3-point % 25.0
84.4 Free throw % 55.6

Continue Reading

Sports

FS1’s Colin Cowherd has nuclear take on Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes, AFC championship game

Published

on

FS1's Colin Cowherd has nuclear take on Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes, AFC championship game

Hey, any interest in hearing an NFL take specifically designed to provoke an emotional response? Well, here’s Colin Cowherd!

The FS1 bloviator took to his microphone on Tuesday’s edition of “The Herd” and decided it was time to drop a nuclear sports opinion on his audience. Patrick Mahomes’ status for Sunday’s AFC championship game is up in the air with the Chiefs quarterback still in the NFL’s concussion protocol, so Cowherd suggested the league should simply wait until he is healthy before the contest between Buffalo and Kansas City is played.

MORE: Mahomes’ mom was not pleased with hit that injured QB

“We want Mahomes against [Bills QB] Josh Allen. That’s reasonable,” Cowherd said. “I’m sitting here this morning thinking, if I’m the NFL, Patrick Mahomes is going through protocol. I find the day Patrick Mahomes can play — that’s when we play.”

If that’s how Cowherd truly feels, then he should have taken it a step further and called out the NFL for not stopping the divisional game in which Mahomes was injured and waiting until he was ready to return. Is it really fair to say the Chiefs defeated the Browns when Chad Henne was the guy scrambling on the final drive? To the time machine!

But Cowherd doesn’t actually care about that. He knows how ridiculous his words sound. He isn’t concerned with offering a meaningful idea, just one that causes people to freak out. (And he did his job. Just check out the replies to this tweet.)

As for Mahomes, the 25-year-old cleared “some big steps” in the concussion protocol, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, though it’s still unclear whether he will be available against the Bills. Should Mahomes be ruled out, maybe the Chiefs can ask Cowherd to write up a special petition detailing why the NFL should take the unprecedented step of putting a conference championship game on hold as a star player continues to recover. Let’s push it back a month just to be safe.

That’s reasonable, right?

Continue Reading

Sports

Changes to March Madness schedule could create greatest day (or days) in NCAA Tournament history

Published

on

Changes to March Madness schedule could create greatest day (or days) in NCAA Tournament history

The opening Thursday of March Madness 2021 will not be the same. It always has been a holiday for college basketball fans — some of whom planned vacation days, called in sick or skipped school — to sit at home and binge on a day filled with 16 NCAA Tournament first-round games.

The challenges of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic convinced the NCAA to push back the start of the tournament, what is known as the First Four, to Thursday, March 18.

Wait until you hear, though, what the tradeoff for that change to tradition will be: quite possibly the greatest two days of college basketball action in our lifetimes.

MORE: Why NCAA selection committee better not screw ’21 tournament up

Games in the Sweet 16, which will be contested at Bankers Life Fieldhouse and Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, will be played in sequence on March 27 and March 28. There will be no overlap involving these games. There will be four games each day, played one after the other, so fans will not have to choose which matchup has greater appeal. You can watch each of them, one after the other: four on Saturday, four on Sunday.

You’re no longer going to need a second screen or a seat in a sports bar to see all the action — just a really comfortable chair and a stocked fridge.

There will be, for this year, no more choosing between such simultaneous classics as LSU-Texas and UCLA-Gonzaga, which were played in the same window on a Thursday night in 2006, or Virginia Tech-Duke and Kentucky-Houston, which shared the same late Friday timeslot in the most recent NCAA Tournament we had, in 2019.

A college basketball season like no other will end with an NCAA Tournament like no other.

In the case of March Madness, that could be a good thing.

Revised March Madness schedule for 2021

First Four: Thursday, March 18, Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall (Bloomington, Ind.) and Mackey Arena (West Lafayette, Ind.).

First round: Friday, March 19 and Saturday, March 20, Assembly Hall, Mackey Arena; Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indiana Farmers Coliseum, Hinkle Fieldhouse and Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Second Round: Sunday, March 20 and Monday, March 21, Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indiana Farmers Coliseum, Hinkle Fieldhouse and Lucas Oil Stadium.

Regional semifinals: Saturday, March 27 and Sunday, March 28, Bankers Life Fieldhouse and Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Regional finals: Monday, March 29 and Tuesday, March 30, Lucas Oil Stadium.

Final Four: Saturday, April 3, Lucas Oil Stadium.

NCAA championship: Monday, April 5, Lucas Oil Stadium.

Continue Reading

Trending