The NBAs board of governors was unanimous Friday in its approval of a plan to stiffen potential penalties for tampering with players and employees under contract with other clubs, hoping for increased compliance in existing league rules.
Fines of up to $10 million are now possible in the most egregious situations, along with forfeiture of draft picks, suspensions of executives and voiding of contracts when rule breaking is found significant enough threats, the league hopes, to end any notion of teams entering into deals with free agents before rules allow.
We need to ensure that were creating a culture of compliance in this league, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said after two days of meetings concluded in New York. Our teams want to know that theyre competing on a level playing field and frankly dont want to feel disadvantaged if they are adhering to our existing rules.
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