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Belichick Named Highest Paid Coach in Pro Sports by Forbes

Bill Belichick (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

So how much would you pay for 176 wins (both playoffs and regular season), 4 AFC Championship titles, 3 Super Bowl titles and one hacked up hoodie? The Patriots clearly think that when you add all that up it comes to just about $7.5 Million a year.

According to Forbes, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is now the highest paid coach in professional sports. Phil Jackson was, but now thanks to a second round playoff exit in the his final season he’s now happily retired. For years we’ve been trying to figure out the parameters of the hooded menace’s contract and apparently Forbes has cracked the code with this estimate.

Bill makes more bills than both Mike Shanahan and Pete Carroll. Forbes estimates that both Shanahan and Carroll make close to $7 million. Another local coach in another sport just inked himself a deal for $7 million. Doc Rivers signed on with the Celtics for five more years this week.

Big Bill is certainly deserving of the highest paid title if Forbes is in fact correct. Along with the championships, he’s won coach of the year three times (2003, 2007, 2010) and has won 72% of his games. To top it all of he coached the Patriots to a perfect regular season in 2007.

The future Hall-of-Fame coach has proven that he’s one of, if not the best coach ever to pace an NFL sideline. Hell, I’d put his face on the Bills. In Bill we trust right?!

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Hi I'm Brian Moller and I am addicted to sports. I love everything that involves my Boston sports teams. I'm pursuing a career in sports journalism. I've been lucky enough to have done internships at Comcast SportsNet New England and WHDH 7 News in the sports department. During those internships I've been in the locker room and on the field talking to some of Boston's biggest stars. I also host my own ridiculous sports talk show on my town's local access channel called Sports Ch@t. Hope you enjoy my writing and hopefully I'll be coming through your TV someday.

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