NBA: In 1994 NBPA was Looking to Close Loopholes

(By Robert Bradley, The Association for Professional Basketball Research) Creative accounting would open loopholes in the cap as the restructuring of contracts, early termination clauses, one-year contracts and balloon payments provided means for teams to circumvent the cap in order to sign players. Following the completion of the labor deal…

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NBA: Establishing a Player-Owner Partnership

(By Robert Bradley, The Association for Professional Basketball Research) Following a new three-year collective bargaining agreement (which included increases in the minimum salary, elimination of no-trade agreements in player contracts in 1980) and Silas’ resignation as union head in order to become coach of the San Diego Clippers, financial health…

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