Adam Silver has been instrumental in restarting the NBA inside the Orlando bubble. Here we look at the NBA commissioner’s salary.
Adam Silver recently announced that 100 of the league’s top executives alongside him would be taking a 20 percent pay cut in the wake of the pandemic. The commissioner has played a pivotal role to restart the league in Orlando in-spite of the social crisis in America.
He has been instrumental in coming up with the idea of the Bubble in Orlando and has ensured that all the logistics are being taken care of. The heart of the Bubble is around the players and staff and making them feel that this is just another NBA season, and until now, Silver has been able to achieve that
So how much does the commissioner actually earns and how does it compare to the players in the league?
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s salary
The NBA commissioner earns around $10 million every year. Even with a 20 percent pay cut, the commissioner will still earn $8 million this year. The figure seems to be around that of an average NBA player. To put it into perspective, Fred VanVleet has a 2-year contract which earns him around $9 million per year.
The commissioner shouldn’t have a problem taking a pay-cut though as he has a reported net worth of a whooping $35 million. To put it into perspective, NBA superstars Anthony Davis and Kawhi Leonard currently have a net worth of $30 million.
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Adam Silver and the NBA Bubble
To say that the NBA bubble has been success till date would be an understatement. The decision makers would have felt a huge sigh of relief when no players tested positive for the virus inside the league. The commissioner’s positive influence has filled his team with belief and it has rubbed positively on the bubble set-up.
With so much debate, turmoil and criticism around the idea of a NBA bubble in Orlando, Silver decided to go ahead with the proposal. With the backing of some of the biggest stars in the league, the bubble has proved to be a resounding success so far. Silver and his men have put in some strict rules which has curbed the influence of the deadly virus inside the league.