NBL money not high enough: Brandt
From The West Australian:
Former Perth Wildcat Angus Brandt says the NBL's recent pay cuts would likely push him back to Europe despite his firsthand experience of the Italian coronavirus crisis.
The centre in Perth's 2018/19 championship says global uncertainty means he couldn't rule out an NBL return but the financial loss at this stage, following the league's recent austerity measures, would likely be too great.
"I man I'd be lying if I said it wasn't a factor," Brandt told The West Australian.
"If I come back I'd have to take a significant pay cut.
"That's not what they're doing over there (in Europe), each club is assessing what their financial impact is and looking at what they can offer.
"Obviously the contracts in Europe are usually in US dollars but if I play in Australia I have to pay tax and take a pay cut.
"Unless an NBL team comes along and blows me out of the water with a great deal I can't refuse then I think it would be Europe."