How long and how much is each contract of the four main NBA on TNT hosts?

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The NBA salary cap is what's known as a soft cap. It limits the amount of money that teams can spend, but teams can exceed it if they are willing to concede certain penalties (usually monetary).

Some things that are worth mentioning here, with the lockout a few years ago, the NBA's salary cap structure changed. The two moves that you seem to be interested in (Dallas' dismantal and the Heat's collection) both happened under the old cap structure.

Salary caps are very complicated beasts (NBA wikipedia article here), but at their heart they say this:

A specific portion of the league's revenue is set aside for player salaries, we'll divide that total by the number of teams and set that as the salary cap (with some wiggle room, probably down for teams going over). Usually there is also a salary floor which says that teams have to spend a certain amount of money on player salaries.

The NBA has additionally capped individual player salaries, a max contract player...

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CC Sabathia, supposedly the New York Yankees' ace pitcher, is 33 years old and 290 pounds. More to the point, he is out for the rest of the season (pessimistic reports say for the rest of his career), with injuries. This, despite the fact that he is owed $23 million each in 2014 and 2015, $25 million in 2016, and up to $25 million in 2017.

My guess is that the Yankees have protected themselves by buying insurance. How much might that cost, and how much more might it cost for Sabathia than for someone else who is now 28 years old, and weighing 240 Pounds with a similar salary? Put another way, how much does Sabathia's "extra" age and weight cost in insurance, quite apart from the fact that these factors make it more likely that he will break...

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Turner Sports to Debut “NBA on TNT Road Show” in Cleveland for ...

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'NBA on TNT' producer says a top NBA player's agent asked to keep

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Lots of self-help books and personal coaches advise essentially the same thing for those of us trying to get from here to there: Begin with the end in mind. By targeting a future goal, then breaking down the steps necessary to reach it, all the way back to the present moment, one can confidently and effectively move forward.

We'll assume that NBA owners and players went that route in reaching their current end -- the end of pro basketball as we know it. With a big red circle around July 1, 2011, the two sides in the league's labor dispute moved toward their unfavorable "goal" of testing the other guys' limits in collective-bargaining talks.

The mood never turned sour -- grim at times, glum sure, but not ugly -- across more than a dozen sessions dating back 18 months or so. But then, neither side ever budged much, either, off its original vision for what the NBA's financial and economic systems would look like for 2011-12 and beyond.

Soon there might not even be...

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(John Locher/AP)

Despite indicating otherwise last year, Charles Barkley isn’t leaving TNT or its equally hilarious and insightful “Inside the NBA” panel. On Wednesday, the 52-year-old NBA Hall of Famer and the show’s other panelists, Shaquille O’Neal, Kenny Smith and Ernie Johnson inked new multi-year deals with Turner Sports.

TNT did not make clear how long the contract extensions are for, but Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch estimates the contracts to be in the “4-5 year range for most,” with Barkley’s new deal going eight to 10 years.

Charles Barkley's new Turner deal is between 8-10 years. Starts with 2016.

— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) May 13, 2015

The deal extension with Barkley comes as the biggest surprise of the four. Last October, Barkley indicated that he might hang up his “Gone Fishin” sign for good once his current contract was up.

“I love my job, I love the people I work with. My big decision is, I’ve got...

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The NBA on TNT is Turner Network Television's coverage of the National Basketball Association, produced by Turner Sports since 1989. TNT's basketball broadcasts, which include a weekly doubleheader known as TNT NBA Thursday, the Inside the NBA studio show, as well as playoff coverage, are perhaps that channel's signature programs. The channel aired games on multiple nights[1] of the week until 2002 (usually twice a week, with sister network TBS airing another game on another night).

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§Overview[]

TNT airs many of the NBA's marquee games (the NBA All-Star Game, a full Conference Final, Opening Night games, and the vast majority of playoff games). In recent years, fans have reckoned it as what NBC was during that network's coverage of the league.[2] TNT would seem to be the NBA's preferred carrier as well; from 2003 to 2005, TNT aired the Conference Final with the most interest from the national media (Spurs-Mavericks in 2003, Lakers-Wolves in...

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Over the next month, you'll hear about several young players eligible to sign an "early contract extension" with and only with their current NBA teams. You'll hear negotiating through the media, reports of proposed terms and the two sides struggling to come to terms, all the way until the Oct. 31 deadline.

But what is a rookie contract extension? Why is there this exclusive negotiating window? We answer your frequently-asked questions below.

What are the basics of an NBA contract?

NBA contracts are signed by players to play for a team for one to five years in length. Depending on the number of years a player has played in the NBA, contracts have minimum and maximum annual amounts.

Contracts can include player or team options and the money owed can also be non-guaranteed or partially guaranteed, though most key players are on largely guaranteed deals. Major terms of contracts (years or any big change in annual salary) cannot be renegotiated during the...

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The NBA on TNT is Turner Network Television's coverage of the National Basketball Association (NBA), produced by Turner Sports since 1989. TNT's basketball broadcasts, which include a weekly doubleheader known as TNT NBA Thursday, the Inside the NBA studio show, as well as playoff coverage, are perhaps that channel's signature programs. The channel aired games on multiple nights of the week until 2002 (usually twice a week, with sister network TBS airing another game on another night).

Coverage

Overview

TNT airs many of the NBA's marquee games (the NBA All-Star Game, a full Conference Final, Opening Night games, and the vast majority of playoff games). In recent years, fans have reckoned it as what NBC was during that network's coverage of the league.[1] TNT would seem to be the NBA's preferred carrier as well; from 2003 to 2005, TNT aired the Conference Final with the most interest from the national media (Spurs-Mavericks in 2003, Lakers-Wolves in 2004 and...

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The 2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament will involve 68 schools playing in a single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college basketball. The 73rd edition of the NCAA Tournament is scheduled to begin on March 15, 2011 and will conclude with the championship game on April 4 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.

Qualified teams

Tournament procedure

For the first time, a total of 68 teams will enter the tournament.[1] Thirty of the thirty-one automatic bids will be given to the programs that win their conference tournaments. The remaining automatic bid will go to the Ivy League regular season champion since they do not hold a conference tournament. The remaining 37 teams will be granted "at-large" bids, which are extended by the NCAA Selection Committee. All 68 teams will be announced on Selection Sunday March 13, 2011.

The Selection Committee will rank the entire field from 1 to 68. The last...

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The NBA on TNT crew has some new, interesting ideas for All-Star weekend.

While the audience will see much of the same from the All-Star festivities this season, TNT analysts Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith conjured up some ideas as to how the annual event can improve in the near future.

Barkley came up with an idea that is quite intriguing—have the All-Star Game played outdoors:

“I would love to see an outdoor game,” Barkley said. ”That would be my suggestion.”

He didn’t stop there, as he also feels there needs to be a shift in how the All-Star teams are made up. Instead of the typical Eastern Conference versus Western Conference matchup that has taken place since 1951, Barkley suggested a United States versus World format:

“We’ve got enough international players now to make it competitive. I think that would be exciting.”

This is a similar format to the one that the NHL utilized for their All-Star Games between 1998 and...

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The NBA on TNT is Turner Network Television's coverage of the National Basketball Association (NBA), produced by Turner Sports since 1989. TNT's NBA coverage includes the Inside the NBA studio show, weekly doubleheaders throughout the regular season on Thursdays, as well as Mondays in the second half of the season, a majority of games during the first two rounds of the playoffs, and one conference finals series.

Coverage[edit]

Overview[edit]

TNT airs many of the NBA's marquee games (the NBA All-Star Game, a full Conference Final, Opening Night games, and the vast majority of playoff games). In recent years, fans have reckoned it as what NBC was during that network's coverage of the league.[1] TNT would seem to be the NBA's preferred carrier as well; from 2003 to 2005, TNT aired the Conference Final with the most interest from the national media (Spurs-Mavericks in 2003, Lakers-Wolves in 2004 and Pistons-Heat in 2005). TNT also airs most of the big games...

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NBA Extends TV Deals with ESPN/ABC & TNT


NEW YORK (AP) -- The NBA's new television contracts with ESPN/ABC and TNT include rights to technologies that have yet to be invented, an indication of the importance the deals place on newer forms of media.

The eight-year extensions go through the 2015-16 season. The current six-year contracts expire at the end of next season.

"I consider this to be a wonderful vote of confidence by our very sophisticated network partners who are making such a substantial and long-term commitment," NBA commissioner David Stern said.

The number of games televised on the networks won't change much. What's different are the extensive rights for the networks to broadcast games and other content on the Web and mobile phones.

The NBA will receive about $930 million a year for all its broadcast rights, an increase of more than 20 percent from the previous average of $767 million, according to a person familiar...

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NCAA March Madness is the branding used for coverage of the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament that is jointly produced by CBS Sports, the sports division of the CBS television network, and Turner Sports, the sports division of the Turner Broadcasting System in the United States. Through the agreement between CBS and Turner, which began with the 2011 tournament, games are televised on CBS, TNT, TBS and TruTV. CBS Sports Network re-aired games from all networks.

Initially, CBS continued to provide coverage during most rounds, with the three Turner channels covering much of the early rounds up to the Sweet Sixteen. Starting in 2016, the regional finals, Final Four and national championship game began to alternate between CBS and TBS.[1] TBS holds the rights to the final two rounds in even numbered years, with CBS getting the games in odd numbered years.[2]

This joint tournament coverage should be distinguished from CBS's regular-season coverage, which it...

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Before the 2013 NBA playoffs, many people speculated that the Miami Heat would go 16-0 (e.g. sweep every series) en route to their 2nd straight title. As I watched the Miami Heat trounce the Indiana Pacers in game 7 of the 2013 Eastern Conference Finals, it seemed apparent that they definitely had the capability to do so. I then thought of what is most certainly a ridiculous but nevertheless interesting idea. What if the Heat players were instructed to lose in order to have more home games, e.g. increase revenue. (This is not my question, so please don't answer that!)

I agree, there's no way a group of professional athletes would even risk such a thing, but it got me wondering, how much revenue does a team make for a playoff game? I know it's driven largely by ticket cost and arena size, but is there any per-team data available?

(FWIW: This article paints Heat owner Micky Arison in a pretty selfish light, so perhaps my conspiracy theory isn't far off ;)...

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The NBA announced on Monday that it had struck a nine-year, $24 billion media-rights deal with ESPN and Turner Sports. This isn’t just any TV deal. This one will have far-reaching effects on everything from how teams are put together to how you consume professional basketball.

First, some context: ESPN and Turner will combine to pay the NBA around $2.6 billion annually under the terms of the new deal, which won’t take effect until the 2016–17 season. Under the current deal, which was signed in 2007, ESPN and Turner paid the $930 million annually, so the new deal represents a 180 percent increase in the amount of money flowing into the league’s coffers. By comparison, when the $930 million deal was signed in 2007, it represented only a 21 percent increase from the previous one. No matter how you slice it, the NBA will be making a hell of a lot of money through the 2024–25 season.

It has been widely understood for the last year or two that the new deal would tilt the...

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A recent tidbit in a lengthy Sports Business Journal article on sports media shed light on the highest paid announcers in sports. Often, contract situations with announcers and other on-air personalities are kept tight-lipped. Remember the pure shock last year at the announcement that Gus Johnson was leaving CBS? None of the networks, nor the announcers comment on contract details, especially how much money is being dished out. That’s why it’s such a big deal when details like this are mentioned publicly. Naturally, the top earners at each network are of little surprise. Al Michaels at NBC. Jim Nantz at CBS. Joe Buck at Fox. But who is the top paid sports TV personality? That answer may surprise you…

While no one could provide exact figures, multiple broadcast talent experts said that of the hundreds of people working in on-air sports jobs, there are a handful of on-air personalities who make the most money, and none is a former professional athlete. Four men stand above the...

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By Rachel Cohen, AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK The NBA's new television contracts with ESPN/ABC and TNT include rights to technologies that have yet to be invented, an indication of the importance the deals place on newer forms of media.

The eight-year extensions go through the 2015-16 season. The current six-year contracts expire at the end of next season.

"I consider this to be a wonderful vote of confidence by our very sophisticated network partners who are making such a substantial and long-term commitment," NBA commissioner David Stern said.

The number of games televised on the networks won't change much. What's different are the extensive rights for the networks to broadcast games and other content on the Web and mobile phones.

The NBA will receive about $930 million a year for all its broadcast rights, an increase of more than 20 percent from the previous average of $767 million, according to a person familiar with the deal who requested...

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With the playoffs looming, it’s fair to finally conclude one of the NBA’s biggest off-season acquisitions turned out to be a total if somewhat predictable bust.

I’m talking, of course, about TNT adding Shaquille O’Neal to its pregame and halftime “Inside the NBA” studio crew.

The former All-Star center might be a jolly giant to have around, but in terms of basketball analysis, all he proves is that the bigger they are, the harder they can be to listen to — and that star players, for whatever reason, generally have a hard time graduating from playing the game to talking about it.

Charles Barkley, the outspoken centerpiece of TNT’s coverage, is a clear exception to that rule and flanked by sidekick Kenny Smith and host Ernie Johnson, has created a breezy standard-setter for NBA blather. Yes, Barkley and the show can be irreverent, outlandish, even silly, but the insights are often dead-on, and even when they’re not, the coverage is anything but...

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