Commissioner Adam Silver is among the top NBA executives who are reportedly taking a pay cut. Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports

Like many organizations across the world, the NBA is exploring ways to stay afloat while business is effectively shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. One of the changes the league has decided to implement is reducing the salaries of some of its highest-earning executives.

The NBA will temporarily reduce the base salaries of approximately 100 top executives by 20 percent, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Commissioner Adam Silver is among those who will take a pay cut.

The news comes after the Philadelphia 76ers explored the idea of reducing the salaries of employees who make $50,000 or more per year, but the plan was nixed after the team faced tremendous backlash. 

Sixers owner Josh Harris then issued an apology.

We could see similar changes for other sports leagues since there is still uncertainty over when pro sports will resume. There’s no guarantee at the moment that the NBA will be able to finish its regular season, though there is optimism it could resume by June.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.


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