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Miller’s contract: how it breaks down

New University of Arizona basketball coach Sean Miller’s five-year contract will pay him $2 million annually, but UA will try to extend his deal at the end of two years.

Miller also will receive a $1 million signing bonus.

He could receive up to an additional $985,000 per year if he reaches a series of incentives, including the NCAA title.

How his contract breaks down:


• Annual base salary, funded by the UA athletic department: $1.6 million

• Annual outside income (paid by NIKE and IMG): $400,000

Total per year: $2 million

• Signing bonus: $1 million

Note: If Miller remains as UA coach for seven years, he receives a one-time payment of $2.1 million

Pac-10 incentives

Miller will receive additional money if he reaches these incentives:

• Pac-10 regular season championship: $50,000

• Pac-10 Tournament championship: $50,000

Maximum payout: $100,000

NCAA incentives

Miller will receive cumulative money if UA advances in the NCAA Tournament:

• Second round: $25,000

• Sweet 16: $50,000

• Elite Eight: $$50,000

• Final Four: $175,000

• Wins NCAA title: $375,000

Maximum payout: $675,000

Regular-season wins

(not cumulative)

• 20 wins: $20,000

• 25 wins: $40,000

Maximum payout: $40,000

Final NCAA rankings

(not cumulative)

• Finishes in Top 15: $20,000

• Finishes in Top 10: $30,000

Maximum payout: $30,000

Coach of the year

(not cumulative)

• Pac-10: $20,000

• Associated Press, NABC, Naismith: $40,000

Maximum payout: $40,000

Academic Achievement

(not cumulative)

• Academic Progress Rate (multi-year) exceeds 948: $25,000

• 1,000 multiyear APR: $50,000

Maximum payout: $50,000

• Graduation Success Rate exceeds 42 percent: $25,000

• 100 percent GSR: $50,000

Maximum payout: $50,000

Other perks

• Courtesy cars: 2

• Men’s basketball season tickets: 20

• Football season tickets: 8

• Softball, baseball, volleyball season passes: 4 per sport

• Country club privileges: 1

• Private jet hours annually: 30

• People to men’s basketball post-season events, including tickets, hotel and air travel on UA-chartered or commercial flights: 15

Buyout clauses

• If Miller leaves for any reason prior to end of fifth season: $500,000

• Liquidated damages for early no-cause termination: 50 percent of the university funded compensations (excluding outside income) from termination date to end of contract

• UA responsible for Xavier’s contracted buyout of coach: not to exceed $400,000

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