OU basketball coach Lon Kruger received a new deal worth $17 million over the next six years, marking his first raise since taking over the Sooners in 2011. Kruger, who has exceeded expectations by guiding OU into the past two NCAA Tournaments, will earn $2.75 million this year, above the $2.3 million he was due to make under his original contract.
Under the revised deal, Kruger stands to make $3 million for the first time in 2019-20.
OU women’s basketball coach Sherri Coale also cashed in Wednesday. Her new deal pays $8.96 million over seven years, beginning with the $1.13 million she will earn in 2014-15. (Tulsa World)