According to USAToday, Coach K made nearly $10 million dollars last year, which leads quickly to the standard question: are coaches overpaid?
As Larry King used to say, no one is overpaid: you get what you're worth. And it's fair to say that to Duke, Coach K is worth a lot.
Not only is he on the short list of all-time greatest coaches, he came to Duke right about the time ESPN exploded. By last year, his work with the US Olympic team spread Duke's name world-wide - again. His timing, though unintentional, could not have been better.
He's the greatest ambassador the university has. Â Today Duke is know around the world and gets students from all four corners. Much of that awareness is due to Duke basketball. So yes, as a global figure, as a university ambassador, he's worth it. Probably more.