From Comcast SportsNet Tuesday, August 9, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) -- Two league officials say NBA Commissioner David Stern makes less than baseball's Bud Selig or the NFL's Roger Goodell, leaving his salary far below the more than 20 million that's been reported.
Some reports had Stern's salary at 23 million, angering locked-out players being asked to accept pay cuts in a new collective bargaining agreement.
One of the officials told The Associated Press on Thursday that Stern's salary is set by the advisoryfinance committee, which consists of 11 owners. The people were granted anonymity because the NBA does not release individual salaries.
Selig makes more than 18 million annually. Goodell receives about 10 million in salary, bonus and incentives.
The officials confirmed an ESPN.com report that Stern has declined to accept a pay check during the work stoppage, as he said he would when asked during the All-Star break about Goodell's plan to lower his salary to 1 during the NFL's lockout.
Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while laughing out loud at the mental image of Bill Lee rolling joints for Peter Gammons.
-- Dion Phaneuf says he’ll be at the Stanley Cup Day for Phil Kessel even though he’s still waiting for his own playoff glory.
-- Former NHL player Bryan Berard, who was defrauded out of much of his hockey earnings by his former financial advisors, is speaking out so other players don't make the same mistake.
-- Bob McKenzie appears on Vancouver radio and never mentions the Bruins as one of the teams that might be in the running for Steven Stamkos.
-- FOH (Friend of Haggs) James Mirtle sits down with Brendan Shanahan to discuss Shanahan's plan to fix the Maple Leafs.
-- In the interest of self-promotion, here’s my hit with Toucher and Rich this morning about a possible Bruins' offer sheet for Jacob Trouba.
-- Player agent Allan Walsh thinks that the interview period prior to July 1 is a terrible thing.
-- The Florida Panthers hire Roberto Luongo’s younger brother Leo to be their AHL team’s goalie coach.
-- Kudos to the NHL and their Hockey is for Everyone campaign for bringing the beautiful game of hockey to inner-city youth.
-- You may need Google Translate for this, but it looks like Dale Weise has played his last game for the Montreal Canadiens.
-- For something completely different: As mentioned above, this Bill Lee interview with Toucher and Rich is a phantasmagorical experience.
Bruins radio voice Bob Beers talks with Toucher & Rich about the rumors that the Bruins will offer Winnipeg defenseman Jacob Trouba an offer sheet.
Sean McAdam talks with Toucher & Rich about how aggressive Dave Dombrowski will be in trying to acquire pitching help. The fact they made calls on Jose Fernandez and Gerrit Cole says they will be very aggressive.