Commissioner Gary Bettman's pay package increased to $7.23 million US in 2008-09, the SportsBusiness Journal reported Monday.
While his pay rose just 1.7% from the previous season, Bettman's compensation has almost doubled since his pre-lockout total of $3.77 million.
Bettman's pay ranks behind MLB commissioner Bud Selig ($18.35 million) and NFL boss Roger Goodell ($10.9 million).
Given that other sports leagues in North America pay their top boss more, do you think Bettman is adequately compensated for his work leading the NHL? Have your say in our forum.
Bettman tops $7M in pay
After the Phoenix fiasco it's hard to take him seriously. He could have brought Balsillie on board with a minimum Phoenix guarantee. Instead, he chose to chase off someone with the bucks, the heart, and the passion. It seems he'd rather pick up third tier US losers who are one bad decision away from bankruptcy as the ownership base for the NHL.
When he's gone the weakness in this league will be exposed and it won't be pretty. What do expect from an NBA clerk?
Steve E, 2010-07-12 19:44:31