According to the Seattle Times, Nate and the Sonics are talking again. Well, Nate's agent and the Sonics are talking, but you know what I meant.
No figures were revealed, but here's a list of what some other coaches in the league with Nate's credibility are making:
Doc Rivers: $5 mil per season (4 years)
Rick Carlisle: $4 mil (4)
Jim O'Brien: $4 mil (3)
Byron Scott: $3.3 mil (3)
Nate's coming off a 4 year, $10.8 mil contract, so, obviously, he's going to look to make more than that, and he'll get it, especially considering the number of suitors that will come calling on July 1st if Wally Walker hasn't gotten Nate's signature by then.
Given that most of the coaches are signing 4-year deals, that's probably what Nate will get. I'd put his value at above the Fratellos, Scotts, and Bickerstaffs, and below that of the Browns, Popovichs, and (Jeff) Van Gundys. What does that add up to?
Here's one guess: 4 years, $17 million.