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NBA sets 2013-14 salary cap and new luxury tax figures

NBA sets 2013-14 salary cap and new luxury tax figures | Sport Management: Spaeth, B. | Scoop.it
The NBA announced Tuesday that the 2013-14 salary cap will be $58.7 million, the luxury tax line will be $71.7 million and the salary cap floor will be $52.8 million.

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The 2013-14 NBA season will introduce a new salary cap and luxury tax line which both increased from last season as the new salary cap is $58.7 M ($58 M last season) and the new luxury tax line is $71.7 M ($70.3 M). This relates to class when we discussed salary caps within pro sports as they allocate a certain portion of gross revenues to determine how much teams can spend on their players. As a GM and owner having a higher salary cap enables you to buy  "better" players or sign your best players for longer and helps out level the playing field.

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NFL's concussions settlement deal is a long way from the end of the story

NFL's concussions settlement deal is a long way from the end of the story | Sport Management: Spaeth, B. | Scoop.it
NFL: College and school athletes could follow the litigation by former NFL players who have a proposed $765m settlement over head injuries
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This new $765 M settlement comes from the countless amount of head injuries current and former players go through and the fact that the league was said that they would hide the dangers of brain injury and continue to profit off the game's violence. This topic related to the class material we discussed about safety conditions within an organization and also organizational justice when dealing with how this particular group of individuals received what they did. As a GM or owner, player safety is extremely important and the more they feel like you truly care about them, the better they will respect you and more than likely play their best for you.

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NBA commissioner Stern to retire in early 2014

NBA commissioner David Stern will retire on Feb. 1, 2014, 30 years after he took charge of the league, and will be replaced by deputy cCommissioner Adam Silver.
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Adam Silver has been with the NBA for 20 years and has served as many different positions within the front office of the NBA so he was a "no-brainer" when thinking of who was to replace David Stern as NBA commisioner and Stern has been grooming Silver for several years now to replace him. This relates to class because we can list Adam Silver as an organizational veteran because of all of his previous work at different parts of the organization. As an owner or GM, I would be extremely happy with this choice as Silver is definitely the most worthy candidate for becoming the commissioner and will keep the league well maintained some my team can continue to grow.

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Titans' Griffin fined $21K for hit on Jets' Hill

Titans' Griffin fined $21K for hit on Jets' Hill | Sport Management: Spaeth, B. | Scoop.it
Tennessee Titans safety Michael Griffin was fined $21,000 for a hit on New York Jets receiver Stephen Hill that gave Hill a concussion.
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Week 5 for the NFL front offices was a busy one as there were many fines handed out to players for illegal hits, over $123,000 was collected from 8 different players this week. It relates to class from when we discussed employee relations as it deals with the health, safety and wellness of the players (employees).  It would relate to my profession as an owner or GM by having my players pay for their own mistakes so they will not commit them again. 

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ERIK SPOELSTRA ISN'T GOING ANYWHERE

ERIK SPOELSTRA ISN'T GOING ANYWHERE | Sport Management: Spaeth, B. | Scoop.it
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Erik Spoelstra has been the Miami Heat head coach for 5 seasons now, in those 5 seasons, he has made the playoffs each year and has been to the finals 3 times and has won the past two seasons. He has just signed a multiyear extension on his contract. It relates to class when we discussed leadership as Spolestra reminds me as a Laissez- Faire type of leader as he gives his superstars (LeBron James and Dwyane Wade) freedom as he knows they will play great. It would relate to being an owner or GM as to hiring a coach that will lead your team to success just like Erik has done in his tenure with the Heat

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Celtics hire Butler's Stevens as new coach

Celtics hire Butler's Stevens as new coach | Sport Management: Spaeth, B. | Scoop.it
The Boston Celtics have hired Butler's Brad Stevens as head coach. Stevens' deal is for six years and $22 million, according to Yahoo! Sports.
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The Celtics former head coach, Doc Rivers, left to go coach the LA Clippers so they needed a replacement. Brad Stevens was first on their list and was considered one of the best college basketball coaches in the country as he won the most games any coach has in his first six years of coaching. At 36, he will be the youngest active coach in the NBA. The hire of Stevens relates to the class material when discussing types of newcomers as Stevens would be considered a workplace veteran as he was familiar with the workplace (coaching basketball) but new to the organization (Celtics). As a Gm or owner, having a solid head coach can make or break your team and since Stevens is so young it gives him a chance to become our long time head coach and build himself a great NBA resume..

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BRYAN PRICE IN AS NEW REDS MANAGER

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The Cincinnati Reds will be replacing their old manager, Dusty Baker, with Bryan Price. Price has been the pitching coach for the Reds since 2009 and they believe he is ready to become a bigger part of this team. This can relate to class when we discussed types of newcomers as Price would be considered an organizational veteran because he has been with the organization but is now new to a different position within that organization. As a GM or owner, having a good leader is extremely important as it could possibly make or break your team.

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Brand New: WNBA Steps Inline

Brand New: WNBA Steps Inline | Sport Management: Spaeth, B. | Scoop.it
Brand New: Opinions on corporate and brand identity work. A division of UnderConsideration.
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The old WNBA logo had a woman dribbling a ball and the logo had the same colors as the NBA, now the WNBA logo is a woman performing a lay-up (has more action to it) and changed the colors to orange and white to differentiate themselves from the NBA. This topic is relevant to class in which an organization goes through a change and the 6 stage process of action they must take. Being an owner or GM of a team, I would find it extremely beneficial to create our own league logo and get the word out there to my employees or players why it was changed so no one would be left confused about it. 

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Fans urge Jaguars to sign Tebow at rally

A group of Jacksonville Jaguars fans will hold a rally Monday in the Everbank Field parking lot at 3:16 p.m. to encourage the team to sign free agent quarterback Tim Tebow, the former Heisman Trophy winner from the University of Florida.
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The Jaguars are 0-4 this season and are considered the worst team in the league right now, that being so, they are struggling for fan attendance now more than ever. A group of around 20 fans took it a step further and rallied for Tebow in the stadium parking lot. I was relating this to class in the sense of when we discussed corporate planning strategies such as growth, stabilitly, or turnaround. As a GM, I feel like this is a situation where you have to give the fans what they want and realize that this would give your struggling team growth in the sense of fan attendance and marketibility. 

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THE REAL REASON KERRY RHODES IS STILL A FREE AGENT

THE REAL REASON KERRY RHODES IS STILL A FREE AGENT | Sport Management: Spaeth, B. | Scoop.it
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Kerry Rhodes, free agent, who is a top 5 saftey still has not found himself a team this season and the reasoning this may be is the reported rumors of his sexual orientation earlier this year or his "celebrity" lifestyle he is starting to live. This relates to class in the sense of selection methods when hiring, or in this case signing, new players. The selection method I think that best fits this a personality inventory. Dealing with this situation as an owner or GM, we would not want to bring on any player that also brings along public controversy. 

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