NBA lockout - Wikipedia
(Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports) His contract structure dictates that, whether or not there is a lockout, he is However, the terms of the current agreement would extend on a year to year basis from that date, unless the. When labor and management can't come to an agreement on compensation they employ drastic methods to remind each other why a. with what the actual drop-dead date to salvage the season might be. Based on the game schedule played after the lockout, the feeling Then there is the matter of where - and when - compromise will eventually occur. We took this step because we too believe the sport will be damaged.
The NBA canceled all games through December The NBA owners and players reached a tentative agreement to end the lockout.
The NBPA re-formed as a union. The new CBA is ratified, officially ending the lockout. As the CBA was set to expire on June 30,the two sides began to negotiate in early There were several issues obstructing the new agreement, which included adding an age limit for rookiestoughening the existing drug-testing program and limiting the length of long-term contracts.
However, negotiations went smoothly and the two sides were able to reach a deal in Juneavoiding the lockout.
2011 NBA lockout
They wrote that "the hard truth is that our current economic system works only for larger-market teams and a few teams that have extraordinary success The rest of us are looking at significant and unacceptable annual financial losses. The union disputed those figures and steadfastly opposed those changes. Hunter said that he was advising players to prepare for a lockout. The NBA quickly rejected the complaint, saying that the league complies fully with federal labor laws. The union also considered the option of decertification, which allows players to file an antitrust lawsuit against the NBA.
Both Stern and Hunter said that the two sides remained far apart. The owners demanded a larger share, claiming that they were losing money.
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The players, on the other hand, were willing to make concessions, but they refused to completely cave in to owners' demands. Negotiations broke off, and the CBA expired at midnight.
Negotiations resumed at an August 1 bargaining session, but it fell apart after three hours. The league accused the players of being uncooperative in negotiations by threatening to dissolve their union and file antitrust lawsuits.
Hunter, in a statement released by the union, called the lawsuits "without merit" and that the union would seek to dismiss it in court. No specifics were disclosed although both sides hoped to meet again soon. The salary cap structure remained the main source of disagreement. Now it appears that the players have begun to actively plan for that eventuality. To see how signing bonuses play a role in future CBA negotiations, and a potential lockout, it is important to first to understand what these signing bonuses really are.
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In more traditional businesses signing bonuses are paid once an employee signs a contract with the company. These bonuses are often paid to entice the employee to take a reduced salary, or otherwise lessened benefit package. Though each contract is unique and may have other specific requirements, signing bonuses are generally payable irrespective of the performance of the contract.
NHL signing bonuses are similar but there is one very important difference. Traditional signing bonuses are paid as a single lump-sum payment.
NHL signing bonuses may be paid in multiple installments of varying amounts across multiple contract years, typically when the new league year begins on July 1. While these bonuses may vary from season to season, they are still included when calculating the annual average value of the contract for salary cap purposes. Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports The most important thing to remember about these signing bonuses is that while they may vary in size and structure from contract to contract, in general, they will be paid out whether or not the player ever plays a single game for the team.
This includes if a season is delayed, shortened, or canceled for any reason, including a work stoppage. The way these bonuses are paid has been prominently on display recently. So part of what will probably happen is some agreement between teams to do less of that sort of thing in the future, or work out a way to ensure that if it is to happen, the team putting up the big salary offer in this example, Philly would be required to offer something substantial along with it as it happens, Philly was going to offer Nashville its next four first-round picks.
But you get the idea — there could be something mandatory on the table for the smaller market team to ensure it's not a loss of some kind for them either way. That's a conversation they can't have while the CBA is in place, so now would be the time.
But why else would it be to the owners' advantage to prolong the lockout? Sean Gordon, at the Globe and Mail, posited that we might not see much give on the ownership side of things, if we're taking broad ideological beliefs into account. He points to the fact that many of the NHL's franchise owners are followers of Ayn Rand, or, he argues, "have strong libertarian sympathies.
But in a dispute that conflates economic and political arguments, the question for the coming weeks is how loudly the right-wing arguments will resonate. A more reasonable assumption for why some owners, if not many, will be fine with a few weeks I'm being optimistic without hockey is they can, theoretically, fill their stadiums with other things. Take the New York Rangers, for example. They're "smack in the middle of their Stanley Cup window and a lost season would be a huge blow to this group," he wrote.
A lost season would put even more distance between Nash 28 and Richards 32 and their prime years of production. Replace game nights with concerts. It's a cynical viewpoint, but a month or two without hockey might actually bring in more cash for some. The Players If you need them, they'll be in Europe. The other thing the lockout does is free up NHL players to travel abroad and play for whoever waves the biggest pile of euros — or maybe Rubles — in their faces. Expect more to follow.
The KHL has established guidelines for its teams to follow during the lockout. Each is permitted to sign a maximum of three NHLers for a salary worth no more than 65 per cent of what they were due to earn in North America this season. For the 20 teams based in Russia, only one of three spots can be used on a foreigner, and that person must have played at least NHL games over the past three seasons, suited up recently for his national team or won the Stanley Cup or a major individual award.
The six located outside the Russian border can sign players who don't meet any of those criteria. Even Sidney Crosby is expected to look overseas. He told reporters that while he wouldn't really look forward to "taking someone's job," at the "end of the day, I'm a hockey player.
One wonders at this juncture, if our loss is going to be Russia's gain, following from Gordon's Rand-ian ownership theory, surely the league would be even more inclined to strike a deal with the players, lest they fall into anti-Objectivist Russian hands? Are you with me?