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Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Nuggets Coach Guaranteed Money Next Year: ESPN reports that the job of Nuggets coach Jeff Bzdelik is in jeopardy next year, despite the team's improbable run from worst in the conference to making the play-offs. However, this should not worry Bzdelik, because either way he will get paid. A clause in the coach's contract was triggered when the team made the play-offs, making his $1.5 million salary next year guaranteed. This just goes to show the power of optimism and incentives clauses when drafting a contract.


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