Willie Green: New Orleans Pelicans Head Coach Contract, Salary, Net Worth, Coaching Record, Wife

‣ Willie Green, a former NBA player turned coach, is currently in the third year of his three-year contract with the New Orleans Pelicans, earning about 1.2 million dollars per year.
‣ Green’s net worth is estimated to be around five million dollars, largely contributed by the 23.4 million dollars he earned during his playing days.
‣ As a head coach, Green has a record of 87-95 (win percentage of 47.8%) in 182 regular season games, and a 2-4 record (33.3%) in six playoff games.


Willie Green, after a solid 12-year NBA career, decided to switch gears. He hung up his sneakers and ventured into the world of coaching. Five seasons as an assistant coach later, he got his big break. In 2021, he became the head coach for the New Orleans Pelicans.

But, what’s the paycheck like for a first-time coach? Let’s delve into Green’s salary, his net worth, and his coaching record. And maybe a bit more.

Green is currently in his third year of a three-year contract with the Pelicans. The website Salary Swish gives us some figures. Green is pulling in about 1.2 million dollars per year on his current deal. Sounds a lot, right? But it’s actually a tad low for a first-time head coach. For some context, Chauncey Billups is making two million a year, Adrian Griffin is raking in four million, and Joe Mazzulla is earning 4.7 million.

As of now, no whispers about any contract extension talks between Green and the Pelicans.

Let’s rewind a bit. Green’s NBA career spanned a dozen seasons, playing for five teams. His most memorable stint was with the Philadelphia 76ers, where he spent the first seven years of his career.

Spotrac tells us that Green pocketed roughly 23.4 million dollars during his playing days. Not too shabby, huh?

So, what’s Green’s net worth now? It’s estimated to be around five million dollars. The 23.4 million he made during his playing days probably plays a big part in that.

Green’s been coaching since 2016. He’s been an assistant with the Golden State Warriors and Phoenix Suns before his current gig as Pelicans head coach.

In 182 regular season games as a head coach, Green’s record stands at 87-95. That’s a win percentage of 47.8%. These numbers don’t exactly put him high up the all-time head coaching leaderboards. Currently, Green ranks 159th all-time in regular season wins and 122nd all-time in win percentage.

In the playoffs, Green’s record is 2-4 (33.3%) in six games.

On the personal front, Green is married to Terrah Green. They’ve been together since 2010. The couple has three kids – two boys, Ross and Mason, and a girl, Aaliyah.

James Shotwell
James Shotwell
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