Steve Kerr Would Take Pay Cut For Shorten Season


Steve Kerr head coach of the Golden State Warriors believes a shorter NBA schedule would prevent teams from sitting their star players more, and he’d be willing to accept a lower salary to make it happen.

“I wouldn’t be opposed to it, even at the expense to my own salary, but it’s something that everyone would have to agree to,” Kerr told ESPN’s Tim MacMahon. “I think even just going down to 75 games (from 82), I think that would make a dramatic difference in schedule. Now I don’t see that happening because there is money at stake for everybody.”

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver sent a memo to the league’s owners Monday to address the NBA’s resting issue, adding that the matter will be discussed at next month’s Board of Governors meeting.

“I thought (the memo) was smart,” Kerr said. “I think this is something that every organization needs to partner together with the league and our broadcasting partners and figure out what’s best for everybody. We all have the same interests at heart, which is we need to do what’s best for the league. But there are great arguments on every side.”

“You have to do it, but can we make it so that there’s not as big of an impact on the national TV games – the games that people are going to notice, games that hurt the national viewing audience, the impression of our league, the opinion of people in the media about our league. I think there are ways to mitigate some of that.”

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