Former Ohio State Center Kosta Koufus Agrees to EuroLeague Deal to Become League's Highest Paid American, Per Report

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Kalmar's picture

He really could have benefited from staying another year.

analyticalguy's picture

I think he did alright for himself.

Silver Sniper's picture

Agreed. Should have stayed. Wasn’t ready for NBA when he came out and was a journeyman bench player his whole career.

Barfolomew's picture

That's a high kosta for Koufos

Monclovabuckeye's picture

It's all Greek to me.

I don't give a damn for the whole state of Xichigan.

Cooper's picture

I never thought he would last as long as he did in the NBA. Credit to Kosta and his agent.

This is definitely where I parked my car.

oprettyricky's picture

not gonna lie, when i clicked it i was expecting some crazy salary like 4 years 120+ mill haha. Good for him, though

RBuck's picture

Amazing. Didn't even start his one year here. Wanted to play outside and pop 3's at almost 7'.

Sooner or later it all gets real.

ibuck's picture

Wanted to play outside and pop 3's at almost 7'.

Alex, I'll take "Things centers do in Europe" for 3 million.

Interesting that clubs in Europe (Yes, Moscow is in Europe) are paying more for NBA players.

Our honor defend, so we'll fight to the end !

WestSideTower'79's picture

If I'm doing the math right, the highest paid American player in Europe will be making NBA minimum +20%.

North until you smell it, west until you step in it

Kevin Harrish's picture

That's actually the NBA minimum for a 10+ year veteran. The minimum begins at $1.4 million for one-year players and increases incrementally until the players reach year 10, where it's around $2.5 million. But yeah, your point is still totally valid.

FalcotoyourMartel's picture

Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory lasts forever. -Falco

wvcbus08's picture

That will put him at $50mil career for an average of around $3.8mil/per, not too shabby!

logan.chris.1's picture

Kosta... time to give in to fate.... trim that top down to a 1 or 2.


Extramedium's picture

Nah just go all the way with a blade.  No need for half measures

Trebor40's picture

Damn, I wish he played with the guys in the TBT tournament - just like them the season Euro season is over and he could have used the publicity to perhaps sweeten the deal! 

I would rather be on hand with 10 men then elsewhere with 10,000 - Timur Lenk