Jackson fined for comments about CBA/lockout
Old 04-14-2011, 11:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The NBA has fined Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson $75,000 for making unauthorized public comments about collective bargaining, according to sources close to the situation.

The Lakers also separately were fined $75,000, sources said.
The league has not yet publicly announced either penalty, but has notified teams of the punishments, sources said, entering NBA Board of Governors meetings in New York through Friday, during which labor negotiations with the NBA Players Association are expected to be a prominent topic.
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It's believed that Jackson drew the ire of the league with his comments to Lakers beat writers during a sitdown last week in Portland, when the 65-year-old spoke openly about the widely expected lockout and how it factored into his decision to repeatedly state that he's retiring from coaching at season's end.

"It was really about the fact that there's going to be a lockout," Jackson told the small gathering of traveling beat reporters April 7 at a Portland hotel. "It's the perfect time to help the organization cover a gap if there's a lockout. My staff, all those guys who work with me. All those things played into it. I felt like an obligation."

"Who knows what the NBA is going to look like next year?" Jackson continued. "It's going to take on a whole different proportion. How long is it going to last? I think there are some people who are pretty convinced there's not going to be a year next year."

Sources: Phil Jackson, Los Angeles Lakers fined $75,000 each - ESPN Los Angeles
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Old 04-14-2011, 11:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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So what did he get fined for? Is this a joke?
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Old 04-15-2011, 01:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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as an employee of any unionized organization you can't publicly discuss labour negotiations while they are underway.
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Old 04-15-2011, 06:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Can't you give your opinion even if it's as innocent as this? It's really a joke
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Old 04-15-2011, 07:37 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I would think there's been a lot of similar talk all over the place.
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:35 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:26 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Stern has to get paid next year when there's a lockout, he's just picking up a lot of salary from the Lakers recently
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Old 04-15-2011, 10:09 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Hopefully, what he was really saying is

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" Since the league is going to change the rules so the Lakers cant stack their team, I'm out of here. I cant coach unless I have the top three players on my team in any game."
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Old 04-15-2011, 10:26 AM   #9 (permalink)
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labour negotiations are considered confidential. a casual bit of speculation is one thing, but stating as fact that there will be lockout, especially when you are someone that might be seen as having inside information, is a fairly serious breech. it might tip the media into publishing stories about it (which they did), it might give advertisers and sponsors a reaosn to bail on committments, it might drive away season ticket sales, and it all might be for naught if they resolve the labour situation.

cba negotiations are tense enough, and this one will be particularly tense. riling up the fan base, the media, and the sposors in the midst of that is actually a really big deal, and jackson deserves to be fined. i'd be surprised if any other players or other nba employees had said anything this definite about the situation, and even more surprised if that went by with stern doing nothing.

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Old 04-15-2011, 11:02 AM   #10 (permalink)
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labour negare considered confidential. a casual bit of speculation is one thing, but stating as fact that there will be lockout, especially when you are someone that might be seen as having inside information, is a fairly serious breech. it might tip the media into publishing stories about it (which they did), it might give advertisers and sponsors a reaosn to bail on committments, it might drive away season ticket sales, and it all might be for naught if they resolve the labour situation.

cba negotiations are tense enough, and this one will be particularly tense. riling up the fan base, the media, and the sposors in the midst of that is actually a really big deal, and jackson deserves to be fined. i'd be surprised if any other players or other nba employees had said anything this definite about the situation, and even more surprised if that went by with stern doing nothing.
agree with everything you've said above
but a fine of $75,000 is a bit of a joke if you ask me...Jackson probably makes that much in what ?...8 hrs ??

this organization should have been hit...and hit hard
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Old 04-15-2011, 01:21 PM   #11 (permalink)
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agree with everything you've said above
but a fine of $75,000 is a bit of a joke if you ask me...Jackson probably makes that much in what ?...8 hrs ??

this organization should have been hit...and hit hard
So should every athlete, they all do stupid shit they need to stop, and getting fined like 1/10000000th of their salary. Although most of them are stupid and blow all their money within years of retiring, so it all works out.
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