LINCOLN — When Tim Miles was hired to coach Nebraska men's basketball, he took less money in his contract to create a bigger pool of funds with which to pay assistants.
With a new hire and raises for the two assistants coming back for a second season, Miles is getting close to the $720,000 he was promised.
Nebraska's three full-time assistants will make a combined $636,000 as of Monday, the first day of the athletic department's 2013-14 fiscal year.
Newcomer Kenya Hunter, hired from Georgetown three weeks ago, will make $230,000, according to salary information obtained by The World-Herald. Returning assistants Chris Harriman and Craig Smith will make $206,000 and $200,000. The Huskers' director of basketball operations, Jayden Olson, will be paid $87,550.
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The season before Miles was hired, Nebraska paid its three assistants a combined $481,650.
The Husker basketball staff is recharging in preparation for the blur that is recruiting in the month of July. Three live evaluation periods are set: July 10-14, 17-21 and 24-28.
During the first period, the major event is the Nike Peach Jam in South Carolina. At the end of the month, Las Vegas hosts three concurrent tournaments during the last evaluation period (Las Vegas Classic, adidas Super 64 and Las Vegas Fab 48).
Nebraska has two scholarships available for the Class of 2014, with no oral commitments yet.