Michael Lewis becomes Nebraska basketball's highest-paid assistant coach

Michael Lewis has spent the last two seasons as a Nebraska basketball assistant after coming to Lincoln from Butler.

LINCOLN — Michael Lewis is set to become Nebraska basketball’s highest-paid assistant.

According to contracts obtained by The World-Herald, Lewis is getting a raise in his base pay. Starting July 1, Lewis’ salary will be $256,200. That is $200 more than new assistant Armon Gates, who replaced Kenya Hunter on Tim Miles’ staff this spring and will make $256,000. Miles’ other assistant, Jim Molinari, makes $255,267. Molinari and Lewis signed their extensions in early June. Hunter made $300,000 last year.

Lewis made $240,000 last season. He and Molinari both had a year added onto their contracts, which now take them through the 2019-20 season. Miles’ contract goes through the 2021 season. Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos extended it by one year this spring.

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Sam covers Nebraska football, recruiting, women's basketball and more for The World-Herald. Follow him on Twitter @swmckewonOWH. Email: SMcKewon@owh.com

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