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Income Averaging
Richard O'Brien
February 01, 1993
To hold down costs in Division I basketball, the NCAA limits schools to three assistant coaches, one of whom can be paid no more than $16,000 a year. Some schools have resorted to this ploy: In 1992 pay coach A $100,000 and coach B $16,000; in '93 flip-flop those salaries. Result: Both coaches average $58,000 a year. In hoops parlance this could be called taking the ball to the loophole.
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February 01, 1993

Income Averaging

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To hold down costs in Division I basketball, the NCAA limits schools to three assistant coaches, one of whom can be paid no more than $16,000 a year. Some schools have resorted to this ploy: In 1992 pay coach A $100,000 and coach B $16,000; in '93 flip-flop those salaries. Result: Both coaches average $58,000 a year. In hoops parlance this could be called taking the ball to the loophole.

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