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NBA players: are they paid for performance?

Kevin J. Sigler (Cameron School of Business, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, North Carolina)
William H. Sackley (Cameron School of Business, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, North Carolina)

Managerial Finance

ISSN: 0307-4358

Article publication date: 1 July 2000

Abstract

This paper studies the relationship between NBA players’ salaries and their performance on the basketball court. In other industries executive compensation has been found to have a weak yet significant link to company performance. We find a positive and significant relationship between an NBA player’s salary and a player’s points per game and rebounds per game for 1997‐98 basketball season. These results may be improved by considering qualitative factors and including more years of data.

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Sigler, K.J. and Sackley, W.H. (2000), "NBA players: are they paid for performance?", Managerial Finance, Vol. 26 No. 7, pp. 46-51. https://doi.org/10.1108/03074350010766783

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