Malcolm Turner Rumors
“I’m so pleased to welcome the New Orleans Pelicans to the NBA G League’s growing family,” said NBA G League President Malcolm Turner. “The Pelicans join the league at an exciting time: We’re on the brink of 30 teams and are coming off our most productive season to date. I look forward to fans in Birmingham enjoying NBA G League basketball for seasons to come.” “This is a tremendous day for the Pelicans organization,” said Pelicans owner Gayle Benson. “I’d like to thank the City of Birmingham, Mayor Woodfin and Tad Snider of the BJCC for being such fantastic partners in the endeavor. These are exciting times for this region, and we feel so fortunate to be a part of it.”
Adam Johnson: Asked for comment from G League President Malcolm Turner on the future wage gap caused by the new contracts announced today and if they plan to address that issue: “This isn’t a new development – NBA G League rosters have always been made up of a diverse group of players at different stages of their careers who are earning different salaries. The small pool of elite athletes signed to Select Contracts will be yet another group in locker rooms that already include this diversity.”
The event will take place at a neutral site. This is needed as the league has outgrown the facilities most NBAGL cities have in order to host a record-high 27 teams that will tip-off the upcoming season. The league is on course for 30 teams within the next “12–to-18 months” according to NBA G League President Malcolm Turner.
Tim Salier, Spurs Sports & Entertainment Vice President of Franchise Business Operations, was named the 2015 NBA Development League Team Executive of the Year today. NBA D-League President Malcolm Turner made the announcement at the league’s Sales & Marketing Meetings in Austin. The NBA Development League Team Executive of the Year is determined by peer voting and teams are not allowed to vote for themselves. “We are very pleased to honor Tim with the Team Executive of the Year Award in recognition of his tremendous contributions to the NBA D-League, the NBA and the Austin community,” said Turner. “Under Tim’s leadership, the Austin Spurs have become a prime example of a how an NBA D-League team should be run to both benefit its NBA parent club and be independently successful.”
The D-League is considering Las Vegas as a future stop for the Showcase even though the city does not have a team, commissioner Malcolm Turner said, a move that would deepen ties between the parent NBA and the gambling mecca.