New York – The NBA and National Basketball Players Association completed the 2010-11 NBA season audit of Basketball Related Income (BRI) and player compensation. Among the results from the audit:
BRI increased by 4.8% from $3.643 billion in 2009-10 to $3.817 billion in 2010-11.
Total player compensation also increased by 4.8% from $2.076 billion in 2009-10 to $2.176 billion in 2010-11. This marks the sixth consecutive season that player compensation increased under the expired CBA.
Total player compensation equaled 57% of BRI.
The average player salary for the 2010-11 season was $5.15 million. Over the six-year term of the expired CBA, the average player salary increased by a total of 16%.
Brian T. Smith
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