Published on December 6th, 2012 by Alan L Sklover
We are saddened to Announce a New Inductee into SkloverWorkingWisdom’s…
Employer Hall of Shame
NBA Commissioner David Stern
Has Commissioner David Stern no shame?
Has Commissioner David Stern no limits?
Has Commissioner David Stern lost his mind?
Or is he simply showing his empty soul?
Last week the Coach of the San Antonio Spurs pro basketball team decided that four of his players had become so exhausted from a very busy travel and game schedule, that it could be a danger to their health and safety to have them play. So, he directed them to take a night off and fly home early, so that they were fully rested the next day. Incidentally, the team members given a day off did not request it. It was the Coach’s idea.
This was in keeping with all previous NBA Owners’ decisions and rules that provide that it is a Coach’s decision whether or not to play certain players.
Commissioner David Stern, though, saw this health and safety precaution as a serious threat to the profits of his league, and fined the team $250,000. Yes, a quarter of a million dollars, for taking simple and reasonable steps to preserve the health and well-being of its employees!
What values does David Stern stand for? What kind of model is he for young people to look upon?
I guess David Stern would rather the team’s players get sick, get injured, or perhaps play badly, so long as the revenues and profits that determine his salary and bonus are not endangered.
NBA Commissioner David Stern:
You make us all ashamed, and you deserve to be booted from your own job for your unmitigated arrogance and greed.
You should be ashamed!! And so should those who employ you!!
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