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The boss that turned down a raise—and gave it to his staff instead
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Tony Bennett, the head coach of the University of Virginia (UVA) men’s basketball team, was offered a hefty pay raise after his team won the national championship in 2019. But to everyone’s surprise, he turned the offer down and requested that the money go to his staff and the basketball program instead. What’s more, Bennett and his wife, Laurel, donated $500,000 to a career-development initiative for current and former UVA men’s basketball players. Bennett said it was all his wife’s idea. “She’s always said, ‘Is there something we can do that can make a difference?’ That’s been on her heart and mind,” he told CBS Sports. These are the secrets your boss won’t tell you—but everyone needs to know.