8. Billy Donovan-$30 million

NBA coaches salary - Billy Donovan

He was drafted by Utah jazz on 1987 only to get recruited to the Wyoming Wildcatters in the same year. Once the New York Knicks saw talent in him they recruited him in the same year and stayed there for about a year until on 1988 the Rapid City Thrillers. On 1989 he saw himself as a coach and stirred his career onto that same path. He started his coaching career as many, if not most do, as an assistant coach, and he started in Kentucky from 1989 to 1994.

Then on he was not an assistant anymore, he was the head coach of Marshall until 1996. He was recruited to guide Florida from then until 2015 when the Oklahoma City Thunder wanted him and they offered him one of the highest NBA coach salaries so he went over and became part of the team. The latest contract he signed with the team is for $30 million dollars and it will last for 5 years.

7. Scott Brooks-$35 million

Scott Brooks - NBA coaches salary

He has had a very busy career over the years, he started playing with the Albany Patroons on 1987,  made a brief appearance in Fresno Flames on 1988 and then went on to continue on the Philadelphia 76ers, where he stayed at least two years. On 1990 Minnesota Timberwolves was his new found home, this became a trend for him, he was in and out of teams every 1 or 2 years. He also played for the Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Stars.

By the way, his longest stay in a team was at the Houston Rockets, for 3 years. Scott continued this pattern of going from team to team, but only this time he did it as an assistant coach or head coach, starting his coaching career at Los Angeles Stars as an assistant, moving on to Southern California Surf as head coach, only to go to the Denver Nuggets as an assistant again. Continuing in this fashion, through the Sacramento Kings, Seattle SuperSonics, and the Oklahoma City Thunder, on which later he became the head coach from 2008 to 2015. And lastly, he arrived at the Washington Wizards in 2015 with whom he has a contract that presumably goes up to $35 million dollars for a period of 5 years.