Larry Brown could become the highest-paid coach in the NBA if he signs a contract with the San Antonio Spurs, two newspapers reported Friday.
Sources told the San Antonio Light and the San Antonio Express-News that Brown, who is the coach at Kansas, could receive $3.5 million for five years if he agrees to replace Bob Weiss, who was dismissed on Wednesday.The Express-News also reported that Brown could earn $1 million in bonus incentives during the life of the contract. The bonus clauses would involve the Spurs making the playoffs, winning conference titles and the NBA championship.
Brown, who is in Lawrence, Kan., conducting a summer camp, has declined to talk specifically about an agreement in principle being reached.
"Everything is speculation right now and I have certain responsibilities here. It's best not to say anything," he said Thursday.
Brown, who coached the Jayhawks to the NCAA title in April, was offered the UCLA coaching job not long afterwards. He accepted the job, but then changed his mind.