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.
The Celtics are working to acquire BOTH Paul George and Gordon Hayward this summer, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports' The Vertical reports.
More from Woj's report:
The Boston Celtics are pursuing an aggressive summer plan of sequencing the signing of free agent Gordon Hayward and relinquishing the assets needed to complete a trade for Paul George, league sources told The Vertical.
For salary-cap purposes, Boston wants a Hayward commitment before it can finalize a trade for George and secure the most dynamic free-agent coup in franchise history, league sources said.
For Boston, here’s the hitch: While Indiana believes Boston can offer the best possible package, the Pacers may be unwilling to wait until the start of July free agency on Boston’s timetable and could turn toward making a deal elsewhere for George, league sources told The Vertical.
This report confirms an earlier one from the weekend that said the C's were looking to acquire both superstars.
BOSTON -- Red Sox manager John Farrell has been suspended one game because of Saturday night's scream-fest with umpire Bill Miller, when Farrell objected to a balk call made on Fernando Abad that led to an Angels run in the seventh inning.
Farrell is to serve the suspension on Tuesday night. He has also been fined.
Farrell and the umpire couldn't have been much closer to each other's face, and some contact was made.
"There was contact made, yes. I didn't bump him though," Farrell said a day later. "The tip of my finger touched his shirt."
Miller has ejected Farrell three times, more than any other umpire.
"No, honestly I didn't even know that, someone's brought to my attention that it's been the third time," Farrell said Sunday when asked if that history played in. "I don't have a tote board of who's done what and how many times