The National Basketball Association (NBA) does not routinely reveal assistant coach compensation. As of 2014, it is believed that the highest-paid NBA assistant coaches made between $750,000 and $1,000,000 per season.
The majority of NBA assistant coaches are likely former NBA players who took a pay cut to enter teaching. Popeye Jones, an assistant coach with the Indiana Pacers since 2014, earned around $17.2 million during his 10-year NBA playing career. As of 2014, the NBA is the premier professional men’s basketball league in North America, with 30 teams. As of 2014, NBA players earn the highest wages of all professional athletes.