Former Duke men's basketball coach MIKE KRZYZEWSKI was credited with "nearly $13.7 million in total compensation" during the '20 calendar year. Duke's federal tax returns show Krzyzewski with "nearly $3.3 million base salary, $2 million in bonus pay and just over $7.2 million in other reportable compensation." The total amount also includes "nearly $1.3 million that had been reported as deferred pay on prior years' returns, meaning his net compensation for the year was about $12.4 million." The amount is the "largest single-year pay for a college sports coach not connected to a buyout since USA TODAY Sports began tracking coaches' pay in 2006." The new document provides "no details about the period over which Krzyzewski accrued the previously reported deferred compensation and in what amounts" (USA TODAY, 5/17).
NAMES: Pro Football HOFer THURMAN THOMAS said that he and several other former Bills teammates are "coming together in Buffalo this week to help support families of the shooting victims." Among those players "expected to make the trip" are Pro Football HOFers BRUCE SMITH, ANDRE REED, JIM KELLY and Thomas. Thomas and his wife, PATTI, said that their family foundation "has raised more than $100,000 to help the city and its residents in the aftermath of the shooting" (AP, 5/16)....Cardinals Charities has partnered with Albertsons/Safeway to "donate 200,000 meals to the United Food Bank" in Mesa, Ariz., at an event today. The NFL team's players KELVIN BEACHUM, D.J. HUMPHRIES, JUSTIN MURRAY, ERIC SMITH, DENNIS GARDECK, ANTOINE WESLEY, team mascot Big Red, cheerleaders, staff and Albertsons/Safeway employees "will help pack meals and present a $40,000 check for the 200,000 meals to benefit the food bank" (ARIZONA REPUBLIC, 5/17)....Golfer TOM WATSON and former CBS Sports Senior VP/Communications LESLIEANNE WADE are engaged with "plans to marry on July 9 in New Jersey." Wade currently serves as VP/Communications & PR at 160over90 and is co-Founder of White Tee Partners, a women-owned marketing agency (GOLFWEEK.com, 5/16).