Sources: Stern Won't Collect Eight-Figure Salary During Lockout
David Stern will not collect his salary during the lockout, according to sources with knowledge of Stern's pay status.
Stern's exact annual salary is unknown, but it is believed to be eight-figures. The New York Daily News reported in February that it could be as high as $23 million. Three sources consulted this week by ESPN.com all put it at $15-to-16 million.
One source said Tuesday, according to information he received from one team in the Eastern Conference and one team in the West, that the commissioner earns $500,000 per franchise annually. That would compute to $15 million per season before bonuses are added.