Belichick tops Forbes' list of highest-paid coaches in U.S. sports
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Bill Belichick is the highest-paid coach working in American sports right now, according to Forbes.

With an average contract value of $12 million, the New England Patriots head coach claimed the top spot on Forbes' list of the 20 highest-paid coaches in U.S. professional and college sports. Other NFL bench bosses to crack the list include Pete Carroll, Sean Payton, John Harbaugh, and Ron Rivera, who was fired by the Carolina Panthers on Tuesday after eight-plus seasons.

Here's Forbes' complete list:

Rank Coach Team Average Contract Value Career Win Percentage
1. Bill Belichick New England Patriots $12M .684
2. (tie)  Greg Popovich San Antonio Spurs $11M .680
2. (tie) Pete Carroll Seattle Seahawks $11M .602
4. (tie) Doc Rivers Los Angeles Clippers $10M .578
4. (tie) Jon Gruden Oakland Raiders $10M .515
6. Sean Payton New Orleans Saints $9.75M .627
7. Steve Kerr Golden State Warriors $9.5M .755
8. Nick Saban Alabama Crimson Tide $9.4M .791
9. Dabo Swinney Clemson Tigers $9.3M .810
10. (tie) John Harbaugh Baltimore Ravens $9M .606
10. (tie)  Mike Krzyzewski Duke Blue Devils $9M .768
12. John Calipari Kentucky Wildcats $8.6M .781
13. (tie) Sean McVay Los Angeles Rams $8.5M .705
13. (tie) Erik Spoelstra Miami Heat $8.5M .594
15. (tie) Dan Quinn Atlanta Falcons $8M .513
15. (tie) Mike Tomlin Pittsburgh Steelers $8M .650
15. (tie) Rick Carlisle Dallas Mavericks $8M .547
15. (tie) Andy Reid Kansas City Chiefs $8M .613
19. Ron Rivera Carolina Panthers $7.75M .546
20. Jim Harbaugh Michigan Wolverines $7.73M .667

The 67-year-old Belichick is in the midst of his 45th season as an NFL coach and 20th season as the Patriots' head coach.

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