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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:09 pm    Post subject: Larry Coon in NY Times Again

Thought I'd post it since Larry is in it and I wasn't sure if he was going to, but it's a good read about the ramifications of a decreased salary cap:

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As handshake agreements became signed contracts Wednesday, N.B.A. teams and the potential blockbuster free-agent class of 2010 awoke to a stark forecast and a stern warning.

A lower salary cap and luxury tax threshold could curtail spending sprees for potential free agents like LeBron James.

In a memorandum sent to teams late Tuesday night, the league announced that the salary cap for the 2009-10 season would be $57.7 million, a 1.6 percent decrease from last season, and a more drastic decline for 2010-11 — perhaps as much as 5 percent — could be put in place. A copy of the memo, first reported by ESPN.com, was obtained by The New York Times.

“This is a warning to teams saying you’re responsible for the decisions you make and don’t say you haven’t been warned,” said Larry Coon...

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Good job, Larry.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:12 pm    Post subject:

Thanks. Props, Larry.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:31 pm    Post subject:

What is Larry's vocation? I thought that he was just a professor who worked with NBA stuff as a hobby...
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:31 pm    Post subject:

CandyCanes wrote:
What is Larry's vocation? I thought that he was just a professor who worked with NBA stuff as a hobby...


Apparently he is the real Zenmaster.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:32 pm    Post subject:

He's famous
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:38 pm    Post subject:

Well, it's good to see someone from LakersGround make into the NYTimes twice and neither time involve a felony arrest.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:42 am    Post subject:

Once again Larry rides my coattails to achieve greater success.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:20 am    Post subject:

Once again Larry forgot to mention me. Obviously an oversight.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:10 am    Post subject:

By that offseason LeBron will probably then be asking for half of the team's salary cap
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:33 am    Post subject:

Yeah Larry. Now with the large amount of cash they are paying you we can upgrade the servers on LG to Google status. Celebrate. Celebrate. Celebrate with Celebrex!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:02 am    Post subject:

Vishnu wrote:
He's famous


More famous than us.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:14 pm    Post subject:

any problem, larry coon come to resuce
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:19 pm    Post subject:

CandyCanes wrote:
What is Larry's vocation? I thought that he was just a professor who worked with NBA stuff as a hobby...


He's a computer scientist who worked with NBA stuff as a hobby...

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/13/sports/basketball/13cap.html
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:53 pm    Post subject:

CandyCanes wrote:
What is Larry's vocation? I thought that he was just a professor who worked with NBA stuff as a hobby...


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:00 pm    Post subject:

Thanks for posting that article from January, I didn't know he's here locally. Come to think of it, my long-lost friend from the first grade could have been one of his students in grad school.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 5:23 pm    Post subject:

Hector the Pup wrote:
CandyCanes wrote:
What is Larry's vocation? I thought that he was just a professor who worked with NBA stuff as a hobby...


Porn-stache model.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 5:36 pm    Post subject:

Just wondering -- re: the Larry Coon quotes shown below, would Larry and/or Kobe's agent think it's a mistake for Kobe to sign an extension this summer?

Another option is that the star players could sign extensions to their current contracts, but that could put their earnings at the whim of the future collective bargaining agreement after the current lame duck system expires in 2011. At most, James could tack on three years to his current contract via an extension.

A player’s best interest, Coon said, may still be to test free agency. That would allow James and his peers to collect as many years as they can under the current collective bargaining agreement.

“Signing an extension is a mistake because you’re putting yourself in the mercy of an agreement that hasn’t been negotiated,” Coon said.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:49 pm    Post subject:

uberzev wrote:
Once again Larry rides my coattails to achieve greater success.


It's true. Everyone check out the new graphic at the top of the FAQ, designed & developed by Zev.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:51 pm    Post subject:

Chef Green wrote:
Once again Larry forgot to mention me. Obviously an oversight.


I always do. Capricious editors are keeping you down.

That and your utter contempt for humanity.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:53 pm    Post subject:

RealOne wrote:
Thanks for posting that article from January, I didn't know he's here locally. Come to think of it, my long-lost friend from the first grade could have been one of his students in grad school.


PM me the name and I'll let you know if I recognize it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:01 pm    Post subject:

Scherm wrote:
Just wondering -- re: the Larry Coon quotes shown below, would Larry and/or Kobe's agent think it's a mistake for Kobe to sign an extension this summer?


Was slightly misquoted there. I said "could be a mistake."

Any player bumping up against the maximum salary looking to sign an extension that kicks in 2011 is in the same boat. The 2011-12 salary will be dependent on whatever the maximum turns out to be that year. With the new agreement kicking in that year, they're at the mercy of whatever is negotiated.

Will they completely re-vamp how maximum salaries are defined? Probably not. But let's say negotiations are coming down to the wire, and it's a matter of making a few concessions or losing the entire season (remember, they were in this situation and nearly lost the entire season in 1999). Suppose the rank-and-file players (who far outnumber the superstars) say, "We'll give you lower maximum salaries." Suppose that in 2011 they define the maximum salary as, "No player, under any circumstance, shall earn greater than $10 million in any season." Likely? No. Possible? Yes, and it would be ratified since the rank-and-file players would win the ratification vote if it meant saving their own bacon.

Again, not likely that they'd make such a radical change. But much better to lock in specific salary -- opt-out next summer and sign a long-term deal.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:22 pm    Post subject:

Here is my question: Does this increase the probability of star players leaving to play in international countries, for a bigger payday ie. China, Europe?
If the answer is yes, is it safe to assume that the luxury tax will be crippled, and or nonexistent in the near future? Or will this eventually lead to a NFL "esque" Salary Cap?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 5:18 am    Post subject:

FerrisVille wrote:
Here is my question: Does this increase the probability of star players leaving to play in international countries, for a bigger payday ie. China, Europe?
If the answer is yes, is it safe to assume that the luxury tax will be crippled, and or nonexistent in the near future? Or will this eventually lead to a NFL "esque" Salary Cap?


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