The NBA will no longer allow team broadcasters to vote upon end of season awards, according to Pacers' play-by-play man Mark J. Boyle.
In the past, team employed broadcasters represented a large percentage of the media vote. Because of the potential conflict of interest involved in having team employees vote on awards that determine salaries for certain players.
The NBA's new designated veteran player extension will be one of the more impactful aspects of media voting due to its All-NBA qualification.
While most were thoughtful and genuine voters, some of the more egregious votes in the past have come from these types of media members.