11 results for tag: Larry Coon

Cowbell Kingdom Podcast Ep 144: Salary cap guru Larry Coon on busy Sacramento Kings offseason

The salary cap expert drops by to set up the Kings busy summer. More

Sacramento Kings and Jason Terry have three options for next season

Terry may hold the answer to the Kings' salary cap situation More

Sunday Musings: Salary cap jump adds intrigue to Sacramento Kings’ wild summer

A long look into the salary implications of retaining Gay and Thomas. More

Poll: Will the Sacramento Kings pick up the fourth year on Jimmer Fredette’s contract?

A prediction on the future of Jimmer Fredette More

Cowbell Kingdom Podcast Extra: Larry Coon on Sacramento/Seattle outcome and Kings’ salary cap flexibility

More from this morning's conversation with the NBA collective bargaining agreement expert. More

Cowbell Kingdom Podcast Ep 92: Larry Coon on Vivek Ranadivé’s NBA revenue sharing concession

The NBA collective bargaining agreement expert weighs in on the Sacramento group's proposal. More

Cowbell Kingdom Podcast Ep 40: Larry Coon, NBA CBA Expert

Coon on the latest incarnation of his NBA Salary Cap/CBA FAQ. More

Cowbell Kingdom Podcast Ep 22: Larry Coon breaks down new CBA

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Now that the NBPA has officially recertified as a union, NBA owners and players can begin putting the final touches on a new collective bargaining agreement.  Larry Coon is author of the NBA Salary Cap FAQ and he joins James Ham and Jonathan Santiago to break down aspects of the new deal in today's Cowbell Kingdom Podcast. Highlights
  • On the new amnesty rule: "I think this is cool.  I think one of the things the league needs more of is silent auctions and that's what they got here."
  • Today is the day B-List issues in the new CBA are being addressed.  What's Coon's take on one of those minor issues - the draft age limit?  I was thinking that the age limit was something the players would use as a trade chip.  They would say: "Alright, you want the higher age limit?  We'll give it to you as long you give us something else here, " and I think that's something that might happen when they start talking about it.
  • What does this new CBA mean for free agents and the NBA trade market today? "For a team like the Kings, I think restricted free agents are going to be more in play because they shortened the matching period for the original team from seven days to three days.  Now other teams aren't going to be tying up their salary so much and they're going to be more willing to go after other team's players."
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Cowbell Kingdom Podcast Ep 20: CBA Chat with Larry Coon and Tim Donahue

Apologies for the hiatus, but we're back with a new episode of the CK Podcast.  And today, we focus on the CBA.  The NBA and Players Union let fans down again, as labor negotiations ended Tuesday with no new labor agreement.  But is a resolution really in sight?  Larry Coon, author of the NBA Salary Cap FAQ, and Tim Donahue of fellow TrueHoop network blog Eight Points, Nine Seconds, join us for a panel discussion.

An excerpt from Coon's latest, saying it's "gut-check time" for the players:
It's now soul-searching time for the players. For now they have drawn a line in the sand at 53 percent. Players like Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett are leading the charge to hold firm and not give another inch. But Bryant and Garnett don't necessarily represent the interests of the rank-and-file players.
And Donahue on how these negotiations are framed:
One of the big traps that we consistently fall into is viewing the sides as two monoliths. It makes the math easier. But it also muddies the waters. The “players” are 400-plus individuals at different points in their careers with different financial positions, personal concerns and general outlooks on life.
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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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