NBA Union Head, Michele Roberts, is Getting a Salary of $1.2 Million
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

Michele Roberts: $1.2 million salary

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According to Businessweek, Michele Roberts, the new executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, will be receiving a salary of $1.2 million to head the players union. She is the first woman to lead a major sports union in North America.

Although her salary is $1.2 million, that is half of what her predecessor, Billy Hunter, made, but her base salary can add up to $600,000 in bonuses yearly over the life of the four-year contract.

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“I’m guessing they were not prepared to pay $3 million to anyone,” Roberts said, adding that her compensation is “in the vicinity” of her pay at her last job, the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom.

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