With the threat of an NBA lockout becoming more of a reality with each passing day, NBA teams are preparing on how to best handle it. In particular, some teams are focusing on how to pay their coaching staff.
According to ESPN, the San Antonio Spurs will partially pay their assistants during the lockout:
San Antonio Spurs assistants will receive 75 percent of their salaries during the lockout and be reimbursed the missing 25 percent when a lockout ends, according to a source.
It's great to see the Spurs take care of their staff during the impending lockout but the fact there might not be an NBA season, let alone a Spurs season, come October is quite upsetting for all NBA fans.
Here's to hoping no lockout happens at all.
Def a classy move from a classy organization. I just wish and hope our owner does his part to ensure no lockout.
Seems like the right thing to do. They are more management than worker (players), not they they don't work. Being an assistant coach requires lots of hours and responsibility usually without much notice and appreciation.