College Coaches Not Worth the Big Bucks

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March Madness — time for the nation’s big-time college basketball coaches to strut their stuff.

Dressed to kill, stalking the sideline and working the refs during the game, smiling for the cameras before and after. For some, their next big job depends on how they do in the tourney.  Players’ league? That’s the NBA. The NCAA is a coach’s game, centered around the guy who builds and runs the program as players roll through, some after one year.  Mention Duke basketball and who springs to mind? It isn’t center Mason Plumlee. It’s Mike Krzyzewski.

College coaches are paid accordingly. According to data compiled by USA Today, there are 35 coaches whose salaries cross the million-dollar...

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