Unlike The Lakers, The Indiana Pacers Aren’t Firing Their Employees During The Lockout
You may think that a team that lost $60 million from 2008-2010 may be in the worst shape when it comes to the NBA lockout, but that doesn't seem to be the case with the Indiana Pacers.
According to the Indianapolis Business Journal, the Pacers have been preparing for the lockout, and don't have any plans to fire any of their 170 employees.
Despite the labor rift between National Basketball Association owners and players, Indiana Pacers President Jim Morris says he doesn’t plan to lay off any of the organization’s 170 employees—at least for now.
“We’ve worked in a steady way over a number of years to get the [operational] team in exact order,” Morris said. “We don’t anticipate any changes to that at this time.”
Despite the lockout that threatens to cancel a good portion, if not the entire, upcoming season, Morris said there is plenty of work to keep staffers busy.
This comes as refreshing news, especially on the heels of a report that the Los Angeles Lakers- one of the league's actually profitable franchises- is planning to fire 20 in-house employees due to the lockout. When you consider that, it's hard not to agree with Pro Basketball Talk's take that the Pacers deserve to be recognized for their honorable decision not to kick their employees to the curb.
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