5 results for tag: 2011 NBA Lockout

Kevin Martin said what???

There have been many voices in this God forsaken NBA lockout.  Lawyers, commissioners, federal negotiators - all with some sort of spin coming at us.  Today, former Sacramento King and current Houston Rocket shooting guard Kevin Martin stepped up to the plate to voice the opinion of what has now been deemed, "the silent ... More

Cowbell Kingdom Podcast Ep 10: Larry Coon, Author of the NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement FAQ

The lockout is upon us.  At 12:01 am EST this morning, the NBA imposed a work stoppage on its players for the first time since 1998.  NBA Salary Cap expert Larry Coon joins us on the CK Podcast to discuss where negotiations go from here and more. Highlights
  • Coon on the owners' assertion that they're losing money: "The financial statements for a couple of teams have seen the light of day and they paint a picture that's somewhere in the middle."
  • Coon on policing the mandated zero-contact between players and team officials: "You can't be everywhere.  You can't have spies following every player, every front office member.  It's just not possible.  So, what I've heard is that the league has set a $1-million fine for any team that makes contact with players.  And I think that they're hoping that that's going to be enough of a deterrent that that kind of contact won't happen."
  • Coon on Michael Jordan's perspective: "I'm hearing he's one of the more hard-lined guys in this whole thing.  I think he's one of the quote-unquote newer breed of owner.  He's not one of the guys who bought the team three decades ago for a couple of million bucks.  He's one of the guys who are part of a major financing operation to acquire a team for hundreds of millions of dollars and who really needs to see a fundamental turn-around in the way the league works."
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Images: And the lockout begins…

From Kevin Arnovitz's piece on TrueHoop earlier this week: But for the guys who are in charge of those team websites and NBA.com, the pending deadline is a huge deal. That's because the moment the clock strikes midnight on the current CBA, all those images and videos of NBA players have to disappear off NBA-owned digital ... More

Thursday meeting set between owners and players association.

Liz Mullen of Sports Business Journal Daily has reported via twitter, that before the NBA collective bargaining agreement ends on Thursday evening, the NBPA and the NBA owners will meet one last time in attempt to avoid a lockout.  Mullen has tweeted these statements by NBPA Executive Director Billy Hunter: NBPA Exec Dir ... More

Cowbell Kingdom Podcast Ep 2: Ryan Lillis of the Sacramento Bee

With the feasibility presentation in the books, the first step toward building a new arena is complete.  Now comes the hard part: financing.  Ryan Lillis of the Bee joins us to sort through that topic, as well as share his thoughts on the Taylor/ICON presentation from yesterday's city council meeting. Tune-in after the jump... ... More