Report: Belichick highest-paid coach in sports

Report: Belichick highest-paid coach in sports
May 19, 2011, 2:23 am
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Forbes published its ranking of the highest paid coaches in sports on Wednesday and two New England area coaches are at the top of the list.

Though the Patriots have never publicly released Bill Belichick's contract details, it is estimated that he earns 7.5 million a year, which would make him the highest-paid coach in the league.

"The Patriots have never publicly confirmed Belichick's contract details, but industry pundits have little doubt that the long-term extension he signed in 2007 is north of the roughly 7 million annually that Mike Holmgren was getting from the Seattle Seahawks," Tom Van Riper wrote.

Doc Rivers isn't far behind, tied for second with Redskins coach Mike Shanahan and Seahawks coach Pete Carroll at 7 million after he signed a five-year 35 million extension with the Celtics.

Click here for the full Forbes story.