NBA Coaches Salary 2022

All we know about players’ salaries more or less but we hardly know about coaches’ salaries because they don’t share them publicly. Each team hired a coach with a large account of money. Generally, a coach’s salary is fixed by the NBA according to their ability, experience, reputation, and achievements. We have tried to sort out the salaries of the National Basketball Association (NBA) coaches (2021/22).

NBA Coaches Salary

NBA Coaches Age Team Salary
Gregg Popovich  73 San Antonio Spurs $11 million
Doc Rivers 60 Philadelphia 76ers $10 million
Steve Nash 48 Brooklyn Nets $8.7 million
Steve Kerr 56 Golden State Warriors $8.7 million
Nick Nurse 55 Toronto Raptors $8 million
Rick Carlisle 62 Indiana Pacers $7.25 million
Dwane Casey 65 Detroit Pistons $7 million
Wes Unseld Jr. 46 Washington Wizards $7 million
Jason Kidd 49 Dallas Mavericks $7 million
Ty Lue 45 Los Angeles Clippers $6.5 million
Billy Donovan 57 Chicago Bulls $6 million
Mike Budenholzer 53 Milwaukee Bucks $6 million
Billy Donovan 57 Chicago Bulls $6 million
Stephen Silas 49 Houston Rockets $5 million
Tom Thibodeau 64 New York Knicks $4 million
Ime Udoka 44 Boston Celtics $3.6 million
Erik Spoelstra 51 Miami Heat $3 million
Monty Williams 50 Phoenix Suns $3 million
J. B. Bickerstaff 43 Cleveland Cavaliers $3 million
Mark Daigneault 37 Oklahoma City Thunder $2.5 million
Chris Finch 52 Minnesota Timberwolves $2-4 million
Taylor Jenkins 37 Memphis Grizzlies $2.2 million
Chauncey Billups 45 Portland Trail Blazers $2 million
Nate McMillan 58 Atlanta Hawks $2 million
Steve Clifford 60 Charlotte Hornets $2 million
Michael Malone 50 Denver Nuggets $2 million
Darvin Ham 49 Los Angeles Lakers $1.5 million
Willie Green 41 New Orleans Pelicans $1.2 million
Mike Brown 52 Sacramento Kings $705.00
Will Hardy 34 Utah Jazz $50,232


Top 10 Highest Paid NBA Coaches.

  • Gregg Popovich, 73

Gregg Popovich is mostly known as “ Pop Coach” or “Pop” and he is also one of the greatest coaches in the history of the NBA. He is the president and head coach of the San Antonio Spurs. His journey started with San Antonio Spurs in 1996 and wins a record number of championships. At the 2020 Summer Olympics, he was the head coach of the US National Team and led the gold medal. His annual salary is approximately $11 million which is the hights ever.   

  • Doc Rivers, 60 

Doc River former star basketball player and the head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers. As head coach of the Celtics, he won the NBA Championship in 2008. He also trained the Los Angels Clippers, Orlando Magic, San Antonio Spurs, etc. In his career as both a player and coach, he is a bright star.

  • Steve Nash, 48 

Since 2020 Steve is the head coach of the Brooklyn Nets and it is the first time he is hired as a coach but he had a glorious career as a player. So many awards and championships are placed in his showcase. As a coach without any experience, he demanded a huge amount of money, every year Brooklyn Nets pay him $8.7 million. The franchise relies on Nash.

  • Steve Kerr, 56 

Another highly demanded coach is Steve Kerr. He was appointed as the head coach of the Golden State Warriors in 2014. Once he played Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs, Portland Trail Blazers, and so on. In 2015-2016 The Golden Warriors won almost 75 games led by Kerr. He is very hard working and enthusiastic in his respect. The warriors have to go through a tied schedule of training under their coach Kerr’s guidance.     

  • Nick Nurse, 55

Nick Nurse is an American basketball coach. Once he was a star player in his college days. Since 1990 he is working as a coach with several teams. Now he is the head coach of the Toronto Raptors. In 2019 Toronto won their first NBA title under Nurse’s leadership and Nurse was awarded the coach of the year in 2020.   

  • Rick Carlisle, 62

Rick Carlisle is the head coach of the Indiana Pacers since 2021. He had been coaching many renowned teams. He won the NBA Championship in 1986 as a player and in 2011 as a coach. 62 years old Rick Carlisle is paid $7.25 million by Indiana Pacers every year. He is hoping for the upcoming championship with Indiana Pacers.

  • Dwane Casey, 65

In 2018 Dwane Casey was awarded NBA Coach of the year when he had been in the Toronto Raptors later he was appointed as the head coach of the Detroit Pistons in 2018. He is a very demanding person and very swift in his job. He trained well his fellow and achieved much dignity.

  • Ty Lue, 45

Los Angeles Clippers head coach Ty Lue won NBA Championship in his first three seasons. Los Angeles hired him in 2020. When he was a player he won many awards. He also won NBA All-Star head coach in 2016. The Clippers want to win the next championship under his instructions.

  • Billy Donovan, 57

Billy Donovan has been serving the Chicago Bulls as head coach since 2020. This American coach had won many championships when he was a player. As a coach, he has won dozen of awards. He is paid $0.5 million per month by the Chicago Bulls.

  • Mike Budenholzer,53

He worked as an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs for a long time. Now he is serving as head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks since 2018. He is at the bottom of the top 10 hights paid NBA coaches on the scale of salary. Milwaukee Bucks pay him $6 million yearly. As a head coach, he won the NBA Champion in 2021.

Note: All the information has been collected from reliable sources but it may be changed by the authorities.

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