What Is the Typical Salary for an NBA Assistant Coach?

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The National Basketball Association (NBA) typically does not disclose salaries of its assistant coaches. However, it is believed that the top NBA assistant coaches earned between $750,000 and $1 million per season as of 2014.

Many NBA assistant coaches are former NBA players who likely took a pay cut to get into coaching. For example, Popeye Jones, an assistant coach with the Indiana Pacers as of 2014, earned about $17.2 million in his 10-year career as an NBA player. The NBA is considered the leading North American league for professional men’s basketball and has 30 teams as of 2014. NBA players receive the highest salaries of any professional athletes as of 2014.