Tigers coach makes $130K in incentives, plus salary

As Missouri Tiger fans hope for a win Wednesday night against Memphis in the NCAA tournament, Coach Mike Anderson's bank account will really benefit from a win.

Everyone knows Coach Anderson plays to win.

"You throw the ball up, and you just go play, said Anderson.

Wednesday nights game against Memphis will be no different.

"When you play the game, that's where it's settled, out there on the floor, said Anderson. Our guys are looking to the challenge, I'm sure as Memphis guys are."

But there's some added motivation for winning.

On top of Anderson's yearly base salary of $850,000 Anderson's already cashed in on $130,000 in bonuses. Here's a breakdown of those incentives:

  • $25,000 for meeting academic and social goals
  • $20,000 for winning 25 games
  • $25,000 for Big 12 Tournament
  • $25,000 for getting into the NCAA Tournament
Sunday's win over Marquette landed Anderson $25,000 more for making it into the Sweet Sixteen, and another $10,000 for his 30th game win. That puts him just under $1 million for this year. But the carrots don't stop there. If Anderson can get his team to the Final Four there's a $100,000 in it for him. If the Tigers win it all, that $250,000 more. And there's even more if he's named coach of the year.So while you watch the numbers on the scoreboard, you can also think of the growing numbers in Anderson bank account.Even though Anderson's salary is by no means pocket change, compare that to the salary of Missouri's Head Football Coach Gary Pinkel.Pinkel has inked a seven year contract paying him more than $2 million dollars a year, plus incentives.