Hill's stunning $420K makes waves 

June, 12, 2008
06/12/08
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Kansas State associate head coach Dalonte Hill is still stunned by the whopping $420,000 a year contract he received in May.

His two primary superiors, head coach Frank Martin and athletic director Bob Krause, aren't at all surprised by the amount or the long-term security found in the five-year contract, another rarity for an assistant coach.

The rest of the basketball community that ESPN.com contacted, including a number of current and former coaches in the Big 12, are befuddled by how the 29-year-old Hill could suddenly be, perhaps, the highest-paid assistant coach in the country. He is entering just his third season with the Wildcats. He started as an assistant at his alma mater Charlotte in 2003 after a two-year stint coaching summer-league team DC Assault (the home to future Wildcat Michael Beasley).

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