Big story came out on ESPN yesterday that NBA coaches fear for their lives because superstars are constantly plotting where they go next without considering old standards.
If a team spends all this money and resources to get the best players, you know they will cater to them,” says one Western Conference coach. “And if that player says, ‘I want that coach gone,’ what recourse do we have?”
Cat’s out of the bag: NBA coaches are irrelevant. Not too shocking when you realize the average NBA coach gets paid the MLE.
I do think there’s too much power in the player’s balance. Not that I care, nor should anyone else. Billionaires vs Millionaires is boring.
But if I’m the Billionaires, I would push for two Max contracts per roster. Or maybe a tier system. Slotted salaries based on percentage of cap. Like, one player can make 30% of the cap, one can make 20%, three can make 10%, eight make whatever the difference is.
Who cares though.