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Top 10 NBA coach salaries of all time

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#9 Billy Donovan - $6 million

Oklahoma City Thunder v Denver Nuggets
Oklahoma City Thunder v Denver Nuggets

Making his name as the coach for the Gators for their back-to-back NCAA championship runs in 2006 and 2007, Billy Donovan's first bow in the NBA is his current gig with the Oklahoma City Thunder, reported to be worth $30 million over 5 seasons (the contract ends after the 2019-20 season).

While many critics lament his poor lineup management, his influence on the Thunder's defense has been obvious over the past couple of seasons. Having the personnel for an excellent defensive scheme at every position has helped the Thunder climb to the top of the league's defensive efficiency charts, and the likes of Paul George, Steven Adams and Russell Westbrook show up at the top of a variety of defensive stats.

The future of Donovan's NBA coaching career may be fully dependent on this season.


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