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NBA Board of Governors Passes Stricter Tampering Measures



The NBA Board of Governors passed a stricter package of measures that they hope will enforce compliance with tampering and salary-cap circumvention that has plagued the league the last few years and is a growing problem each passing season.

“Suspending executives … taking away draft picks … voiding contracts … all those provisions are on the table,” NBA commissioner Adam Silver said a news conference (h/t ESPN). “The ultimate goal is compliance.”

Silver added that the provisions passed unanimously as the NBA seeks a “culture of compliance.”

“There was a strong view of every single person in the room that we need to ensure that we’re creating a culture of compliance in this league,” Silver said. “Our teams want to know that they’re competing on a level playing field and frankly don’t want to feel disadvantaged if they’re adhering to our existing rules.”

The new measures were part of a number of changes that the board improved, including: new language in the rule book regarding traveling violations, and teams having to submit starting lineups 30 minutes prior to tipoff, instead of 10 minutes (barring injury exceptions), among others.

Anthony DiMoro is the creator of Sports Rants and the CEO of Elite Rank Media. He is a former Contributor for Forbes and the Huffington Post where he covered sports, social media, and SEO. Anthony formerly hosted the 'Forbes SportsMoney Podcast'.