Garlic
Earlier this year

Known NBL salaries

What are some known current salaries of NBL players?

Not a bad gig really earning 6 figures for an 8 month contract where you can play or work elsewhere in winter period.

Hearing Cadee is on 120k minimum with Bullets. Wagstaff 200k as examples. Any other accurate examples?

Why doesnt NBL publich player salaries? This could avoid speculation certain teams cheat cap.

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

They can't publish salaries due to privacy laws, I believe. And there's no cap to cheat anyway.

You obviously have no idea whether your examples are accurate or not (and I'd be very skeptical of that Wagstaff number).

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Wagstaff isn't on $200K.

Cadee isn't worth $120K but the Bullets are dumb so probably paid him that plus the ever increasing trend of the NBL cap going up.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Cadee was on a lot more at the kings so the talk was. $120g is a fair wage for him.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hahahaha the Kings are such fools.

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Woody  
Earlier this year

How is it against privacy laws to publish wages they do it in so many leagues around the world IPL EPL NBA etc. is that an Aus thing? Don't we know salaries of footy players? When the point system was scrapped and a NBA salary cap was enfirved it was initially stated by the NBL that these salaries would be public knowledge however this never eventuated, you guys remember?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

How do we know what is printed in a story is accurate.

Are we going to start another pissing game where the water boy is reported to be on 300k a season?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"enfirved" - WTF? Use real words please.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"What are some known current salaries of NBL players?"

There are none.
Yes I think its a fair guess that Wagstaff is on good coin, but picking an actual number is pure speculation.

For an employer to publicly disclose an individual's salary would certainly be bad form. Not clear on the precise legal ramifications, but it just isn't done.

The other problem is that disclosing only salaries would be meaningless.
Unless they also disclose the value of the cars, the apartment, the travel, the healthcare, the donations to the kids schools, etc. It's opening a can of worms, and where do you draw the line.

Need to remember that many NBL teams aren't run like an AFL club. There's often somebody in the background with a big chequebook, and they wouldn't tolerate public scrutiny.

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

How is it against privacy laws to publish wages they do it in so many leagues around the world IPL EPL NBA etc.
I'm given to understand that Australia has its own laws, and doesn't follow the laws of other countries.

When the point system was scrapped and a NBA salary cap was enfirved it was initially stated by the NBL that these salaries would be public knowledge however this never eventuated, you guys remember?
When they explained that in more detail they said they'd list all 11 salaries for each team, but wouldn't link any of the salaries to any particular player.

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woody  
Earlier this year

"enfirved" - WTF? Use real words please.

Sorry meant enforced

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PeterJohn  
Earlier this year

Employment details would be covered by the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs), as the employers (teams) are private entities. As such, they would only be allowed to be used for purposes associated with their original collection. Presumably this is managing the requirements of employment. Part of that would be whatever reporting and other requirements the NBL place on clubs. I think there's a strong argument that the publication of salaries would be one of those NBL requirements. I would have thought a player signing up any time after the NBL publicly announced publication of salaries should view such publication as reasonable use of that information under APP 6.2.

There are lots of precedents for publishing salaries. e.g., reporting of executive salaries in annual reports for public sector organisations, annual reports/AGM minutes for public companies publish executive remuneration package details etc.

It's more likely that the players' association has argued that publishing players' salaries would disadvantage (some of) them in the marketplace, when negotiating contracts with clubs. The clubs also may prefer not to publish because it shows potential recruits what they're willing to pay (other players). It also shows other clubs what they're paying players those other clubs may be interested in poaching. To me those are stronger arguments for salaries not having been published than the privacy one.

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UseTaHoop  
Earlier this year

PeterJohn

Agreed. There are also issues with the size of the league and the relatively few who would be on anything approaching big dollars.

It's still a small pond, without many examples to talk about.

Would any posters here like forum topics discussing their salary whilst their employment contract only had a few months remaining to run?

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