While several National Basketball Association teams and players have pledged to take care of those hourly arena workers, Philadelphia 76ers managing partner Josh Harris initially planned salary reductions across the organization. He also wanted front office and coaching staff members to volunteer to the pay reduction.
Principal owner Josh Harris provided a statement to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski noting that "it's clear that was the wrong decision". To ensure we can continue to support and operate our businesses during these uncertain times without reducing our workforce, we are asking our full-time, salaried employees to temporarily reduce their pay by up to 20 percent and move to a four-day week. It was later confirmed by Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, which now owns the Sixers and Devils.
Full-time workers from the N.B.A.'s Philadelphia 76ers and the N.H.L.'s New Jersey Devils who earn a minimum of $50,000 had been knowledgeable Monday that, due to the Covid-19 outbreak, they are going to be subjected to non permanent wage reductions of as much as 20 % via the finish of June.More news: Italy registers 63927 coronavirus cases, day-to-day slowdown of deaths
The two teams are owned by one man, who is worth almost $4 billion.
Sixers and Devils employees are receiving pay cuts due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Employees on contracts, such as members of the coaching staff and front office, have also been asked to participate in the program but can not be forced to do so.More news: Tokyo considers 1-year Olympic postponement
As for Embiid, he's donating $500,000 for medical COVID-19 relief, and is pitching in for team staff who have to take a pay cut.
Executives such as Sixers general manager Elton Brand, Devils president Jake Reynolds, Sixers president Chris Heck, and HBSE chief executive Scott O'Neil have agreed to participate in the program, Stein reported.
Then the Athletic's Shams Charania reported that 76ers part-owner Michael Rubin was "upset and outraged" at the announced paycuts.More news: Coronavirus Jobs: Amazon Raises Overtime Rates For Warehouse Positions